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PSP Go Update: 480MHz Refers To USB, Not The CPU

Last week, we learned about the possibility of a faster-than-expected PSP Go, thanks to recently filed patents.

Basically, included in the filing was a speed indicator: 480MHz. This was very different than the earlier reported 333MHz speed, which is why everyone immediately remembered the original PSP, and how it was originally locked at 233MHz. Eventually, a firmware update allowed designers to access the full 333MHz potential of the unit, and many just figured we'd see a repeat performance with the PSP Go. However, according to Engadget, that 480MHz clock speed references the USB device, not the CPU. As far as we know, the CPU speed is still set at 333MHz, and there's no potential for greater power 'cuz the USB's speed of 480MHz really isn't going to help much. This is one of those times when certain documents need to be read more carefully at the outset; such requisite diligence could've saved us a whole lot of hopeful thinking. Of course, we still expect great things from the PSP Go, but we can no longer expect a unit with superior processing speed in comparison to the current PSP. At least, we don't think we can expect that...who knows what hackers may come up with? We don't condone such behavior but weird stuff has been known to happen in the portable world before.

So anyway, just to clarify once again: the 480MHz speed you saw flying all over the Internet last week concerns the USB device of the PSP Go; it has nothing to do with the CPU's processing speed.

7/6/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (24 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 10:58:28 AM
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IMO Sony really messed up here. I wanted a PSP2 not just another different model for the PSP. This is a sign that a PSP2 is far down the road. I still see no reason to buy the PSPGo. They stripped it of the UMD and still weren't able to offer any substantial gain to battery life.

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Ricochet
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 11:03:39 AM

Added to that they have the nerve to set the "original" PSP price to begin with. Removal of the UMD in replacement of a 16GB flash drive is worth the extra $50? That makes no sense at all.

PSP is definitely nearing it's end period, a PSP2 or PSPHD must be made in the coming future.

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bamf
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 7:14:06 PM

I might buy one when the price comes down because I don't like carrying my PSP out with me.

But Sony isn't targeting current PSP owners like you or myself, they're going for new adoptors, so Sony don't expect you to have a reason to want one.

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JJJames
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 11:55:22 AM
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Weird thing is that the PSP 3000 has not long come out... Why the new one so soon?!?!

They should wait in tell it can do something new like play PS2 games...

Last edited by JJJames on 7/6/2009 11:56:53 AM

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:01:08 PM

Exactly! This is what I have been waiting for. The technology is there and it could be affordable. Instead we get the same damn thing with a different name and an inflated price tag.

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 5:01:26 PM

first, i want ps2 games available on the PlayStation store...

after that, then the psp...

or at the same time, whatever works...

I've been saying it for a while... they have ps1 games, why not ps2?

they'd make a killing if they sold, for example, Snake eater, FFXI, Ratchet and clank's, God of war, etc.. on the PlayStation store along side ps1 games...

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bhindi_bhaji
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:38:52 PM
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I thought USB speed was measured in Mbits, i.e
USB1.1 = 12Mbits/sec &
USB2.0 = 480Mbits/sec

What do I know eh?

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 @ 4:51:38 PM

Exactly. But, USB 3.0 releases sometime soon at like 4800Mb/s.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 1:39:49 PM
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im buying a PSP Go! im tired of lugging around 6 memory sticks, i have the 1000, 2000, and 3000, they keep getting better. HDD,bluetooth, no UMD, sign me up. Go! Live, Go! Digital, Go! PSP. future slogan.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 1:41:59 PM

I simply bought a sd adapter that allows me to have a total of 32 gigs in my PSP. 6 memory sticks is insane!

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 @ 4:54:01 PM

The PSP Go has flash memory, not a hard drive, and you could get a 16GB card for your current PSP's.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:01:04 PM
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i have the ms pro duo adapter that you put two micros in. but i also have 6 MSPDs that ive just collected over the years. you can also have a terabyte of memory on the PSP. if you bought that HDD for the original psp, cut off the mem stick shaped adapter and cut off the USB part on an ex. HDD and put the MS adapter on th ex HDD and plug it in, and it reads it, i reccomend a small sized HDD if u travel alot.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:51:34 PM

Wow dude that is amazing, I never heard about that. I'll look into this, I still have my original PSP.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 3:20:47 PM
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im talking about the Datel PSP HDD, it was only 4 GB, so your not missing much by cutting off the MS adapter

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 3:36:11 PM
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i also found a HDD enclosure case, put in any 2.5 HDD and it plugs in the usb drive on the psp. put HDD in case enclosure, plug in psp or any digital camera. thats it, $100, thats a good deal for those who arent so tech savy but has loads of porn. haha its called the SavitMicro S25 enclosure.

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mackid1993
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 5:37:56 PM
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jeez they should sell games on memory sticks. sony memory sticks can go up to 2 terabytes theoretically.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 5:49:49 PM
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no, i get your point, but, im talking about a Hard Drive that you plug in to your PSP, but that would be sweet to have a TB Memory stick, it would be like $600 though. :(

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 6:00:10 PM
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Did you guys hear that Playstation Cloud might be a music downloading service for the PSP and the PS3?, kind of like iTunes, I guess there trying to get back at Apple for cutting into the mobile games profit. Yeah, i want to see a Playstation Pod. Can you imagine if SONY and Apple worked together? All of the gadgety goodness that would bring. The laptops, the mp3 players, the TVs, the game consoles. oh my god, i just had a joygasm.

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CONTRABAND
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 10:21:34 PM

all that would do is stamp an apple on the psp and jack the price up another $100, i like the idea of psp go, with 16gs for me to lug my music around i may get 1, but im still using my cell for that so who knows.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 6:02:45 PM
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We will call the company Sapple, or Snapple, haha, idk im bored.

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 @ 1:58:27 AM
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My, my there are a bunch of price sensitive folks here, never mind the quality, what's the price?

PSP-3000 plus a 16GB MemoryStick costs as much as a PSP Go!, but the PSP Go! has the new slide casing, and with the 16GB internal can take another 16GB in the memory card slot too.

This was never going to be the PSP2, not been long enough yet. Get real folks. Sony was also never going to add something as significant as a second analog stick in the middle of the product life. Get real, please.

Now, regarding speed. Sony locked the PSP processor at 222MHz originally, the processor actually could clock to 333MHz right from the get go, but the firmware locked that higher speed down to maintain higher battery life.

If the PSP Go! has another clock speed that is faster than the 333MHz it'd be a surprise, and also be something that the original would have to be able to match. I guess it's possible, but unlikely. I'd hope that most developers still target games at the 222MHz clock instead of 333MHz, that would help the battery life.


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Highlander
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 @ 10:39:02 AM

Say what now? The time to download the game is all good since once it's on the memory stick it loads more quickly than a UMD.

Are you sure you're talking about the PSP?

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 @ 2:38:24 AM
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if your concerned about the price, read my comments on the japanese game industry, they talk about price. its some information you should learn.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 @ 2:40:56 AM
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japanese gaming industry article*

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