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Article: NGP to be 'downgraded' for price reasons

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    Who would noticed if Sony downgrade NGP's processor? It could be over-clocked to show a higher speed, but it never runs on 100% power anyway.(cooling issue!?)
     
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    Yeah well, the PS3 has 256 MB (albeit @ 1600 Mhz) and devs made it work for YEARS now.

    And what are you complaining about anyway ? The PSP 1000 had 32 MB of RAM and GoW: Ghost of Sparta, probably the most graphically-intensive game for the PSP works fine on it. Hmph. Being a little graphic whores, are we ?

    Plus, they have to add something to the Slim version, don't they ?
     
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    But they are not going to add anything that will split the userbase.
     
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    Removing the internal storage instead, could be a solution. But it does have its advantages... Because of the internal battery and internal storage very few PSP Go's (if any) bricked during an update. Believe it or not, in contrast with the thousands of thousands of bricked 1000/2000/3000 models, internal storage is MUCH better for the consumer. Virtually no chance of getting a fake card too. They all go through quality checks before packaging.

    It's not a cooling issue. It's a battery issue. Last year or so Nvidia talked about multiple cores working together to reduce power requirements. Basically they showed it's better to have 4 cores working at, say, 20% then 1 core working at 80% (power-wise).
     
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    Actually, according to Wikipedia the latest iPod touch (4th generation) has 256 MB RAM too. You're thinking of the highly overrated iPhone 4.
     
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    In all these years, I've never seen a reasonable price for a Sony console. All consoles were overestimated. Psp2 will continue the story.
     
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    same principle applies to power supplies. better to have a 1000W power supply running at 300W then it is to have a 300W running at full. Electronics in GENERAL seem to get funky when they are pushed close or to their max.
     
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    nothing wrong with that, next gen consoles and handhelds should fucking look really good.

    this isn't 1987.


    anyway yeah sony will probably cut some features as usual, nothing really suprising here.
     
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    First, they strip it down, then release the first-gen model.

    Next new models, will have some of those stripped features added in to milk consumers further and forcing them to upgrade.
     
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    They probably won't give you back the features back till NGP is half-way dead.
    Basicially, Sony loves to emphasize their product's features to drawl people's attention from competitor's product.
     
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    Truthfully? I couldn't care less... As long as the games are of quality, NOT QUANTITY... It should do fine. :/ Graphics mean ****.... I don't know why you kids keep complaining about how a game looks, rather than the fact that it plays like ****.... Spoiled generation, this one is....
     
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    It may just be used for caching. That requires no effort from developers and offers a useful decrease in loading times. Of course, it's also attractive to people who run homebrew, so this could be a way for Sony to make those people pay a bit extra for their consoles.
     
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    the ps3 only has 256mb ram too, plus 256mb vram. so, what's the point?

    and you don't need internal flash memory if you have the memory stick slot and flash memory on the game carts (for updates and dlc, directly stored with the game)
     
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    Noooooo...thats disappointing, Ram wouldve helped in 3rd party/Homebrews apps (Emuz and stuff)
    Hopefully they don't downgrade the Quad-Core CPU/GPU, this is the main selling point for me...

    Anyway, this was totally expected I guess!! :(
     
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    More of a game loaded at one time, less loading sequences/stutters, less battery wastage, faster suspend/resume, the ability to play music independently while you game and something very important these days.. multi-tasking!

    The feature to store on the carts is a good idea but people are still going to want to store movies and music in whichever worthless format Sony decides to restrict them to.. along with store downloads too. That will definitely require extra storage if there's any truth to this which means extra cost and probably using a Sony only memory format. As an observer I would still prefer to see internal storage capped at market rates rather than another expensive Sony only memory format.

    Anyone remember paying £160 for 2gb memory sticks knowing that the equivalent format cost £45?
     
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    No one is questioning the validity of these rumors?
     
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    The place the rumours come from also bagged accurate specifications before Sony announced and confirmed them. The NGP is barely a secret, nobody is sticking to non-disclosure so the chances are that this is right on the money. We're even aware of the troubles they're having during development such as overheating issues that resulted in the current casing design.

    It's fair to question them but I won't be as quick to knock them when a certain amount of credibility has been established.
     
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    I'm surprised anybody would be ok with no internal memory. It's such a blatant ripoff if you think about it, how much does say 16GB of ram cost sony? now how much does a 16GB sony stick cost a consumer?
     
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    Ur right brother but the guys here won't understand they just want sony to drop ngp project
     
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    man the guys talking about ram of ngp r totally crazy, these r rumors from some hackers spread net
     

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