PSP Go More Capable Than Originally Expected?
While we're not big tech guys - as far as I'm concerned, these things could run on magic, and I wouldn't care - we can understand numbers. As in, which one is higher than the other.
According to Sony Insider, the PSP Go may be more powerful than we initially believed. The article turns your attention to recently filed FCC documents that outline the sleek new PSP; these documents list the processor speed as 480MHz. ...well, this is in stark contrast to the earlier announced 333MHz. It's more than possible that the unit will be locked at the latter speed, but if we remember our history, the original PSP-1000 was locked at 222MHz, but firmware update 3.50 allowed developers to have access to the maximum 333MHz. So even if the PSP Go hits store shelves with the estimated 333MHz, we can likely expect an update to release the full power of its FCC-rated 480MHz, which should come as good news to prospective owners. If you're wondering what kind of difference the enhanced processor speed can make, ask anyone who has owned a PSP from the time of its inception: after the upgrade to 333MHz, the lighting was better, the overall picture was better, and in general, it just made for a better portable experience.
We'd like to think that a new PSP would certainly be more capable; it's only logical. The only question now is, when might they unlock the system's full potential...?
7/2/2009 John Shepard