Nvidia hiring staff to work on Sony’s PSP2?

After the many rumors prompted by Intel’s search for hardware graphics engineers, it’s now Nvidia’s turn to be the subject of speculation based on its job postings. Beyond3D has spotted this Nvidia posting for a senior eDRAM (embedded DRAM) design engineer located in Santa Clara, California—the company’s home town. The site says this posting is further evidence that Nvidia is working on hardware for Sony’s next-generation PlayStation Portable handheld console. eDRAM is used in both Sony’s PSP and PlayStation 2, Beyond3D says, but Nvidia has never shipped a product with eDRAM before.

Last year, Sony and Nvidia signed a design contract that made mention of “a range of chip products” and “different programs and products” within Sony, which led to talk of a possible Nvidia-powered PSP2. According to previous rumors, the PSP2 may appear within the next couple of years.

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    • kodiak81
    • 13 years ago

    “Nvidia has never shipped a product with eDRAM before”

    Pretty flimsy evidence to support the claim, don’t you think?

    • moose17145
    • 13 years ago

    Ok im gonna get serious flak for this, but w/e…

    I actually own a PSP and i really really like it. I like the games for it and i think it’s way better than the DS. Personally i think what they may do with PSP2 might be kinda neat to see.

      • d0g_p00p
      • 13 years ago

      I am in the same boat. I bought the PSP on launch day and used it for about 3 months, then it collected dust. However after the recent hacked firmware update that lets you play PS1 games, I have put down the DSLite and have been using the PSP exclusively. The emulation on the PSP is pretty much perfect. it’s nice having NES, SNES, NeoGeo, PS1 and other games right in one device.

      #4, the battery issue is not a problem if you get the extended battery pack and use only the second brightness option. I can easily get 9+ hours this way. I don’t watch movies or use the Wi-Fi on it so I have yet to have the PSP die on me while I am out and about.

        • moose17145
        • 13 years ago

        good time know im not the only one on the site 🙂

    • PRIME1
    • 13 years ago

    SLI?……

      • Lord.Blue
      • 13 years ago

      now you can buy 2 PSP2s, link them together, and render out something that will run on an HDTV…or you can just buy an OK PC.

        • Sargent Duck
        • 13 years ago

        Or better yet, you could just buy a DS, take it with you on your travels, and have a jolly good time playing fun video games……..Nah, who cares about gameplay and fun? It’s all about graphics. Let’s SLI those suckers up. Then you can watch your HD tv for all of 5 mins on the plane before your battery dies.

          • Lord.Blue
          • 13 years ago

          Or you can plug it into the plane power connectors, but you need to take up your neighbors also…good luck with that.

            • Sargent Duck
            • 13 years ago

            Then you suck the plane’s electrical system dry, not enough juice to power the controls and gauges, plane crashes……

            or the PSP2’s batteries catch on fire, explode, put a giant hole in the plane’s wall, plane depressurizes, pilots can’t control it, plane crashes…..

    • Lord.Blue
    • 13 years ago

    With, undoubtedly, another proprietary format. Hopefully they will be smart about it this time, and it will not join it’s bretheren in the format graveyard that is Sony’s discontinued products.

    Beta-Max…we hardly knew ye.

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