We've our first look at what lies beneath the exterior plastic retro PlayStation Classic. Thorough teardown shows that the SOC used inside the PlayStation Classic is MediaTek MT8167A, which four & # 39; cores ARM processor Cortex-A35.
ARM introduced its Cortex-A35 cores based on ISA ARMv8 as successor to the Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A7 CPU company. In addition to supporting & # 39; & # 39 applications; 64 bit, the Cortex-A35 also uses less energy than Cortex-A7 and is able to complete more work during each cycle & # 39; clock. The Cortex-A35 in largely intact was the cortex-A53 of & # 39; ARM, which launched excellent efficiency somewhat earlier and & # 39; excellent performance and higher performance with & # 39; significantly.
Although the Cortex processor 35 is relatively weak compared to other products ARMv8 & # 39; ARM, should be more than adequate for PlayStation Classic. As noted above, the MediaTek MT8167A has four & # 39; of these cores, which are clocked at & # 39; 1.5GHz. The emulation & # 39; games made for the original PlayStation does not require much powers & # 39; processing, and it is possible to emulate PlayStation with games & # 39; full speed on slow devices considerably.
MediaTek also worked with the MT8167A & # 39; of & # 39 Upinarja; GE8300 PowerVR graphics processing & # 39; Imagination, which should offer much power to emulation & # 39; original PlayStation games. Metal Sudpaġġ to help protect the heart from damage hardware also makes direct contact with the SOC to help maintain cool. A pair of & # 39; 512-BYMA K4B4G1646E Samsung DDR3 RAM chips to give the total system & # 39; 1GB & # 39; RAM for use by the CPU and GPU.
Those who had hoped that as the PlayStation Classic with & # 39; additional games can be & # 39; lucky though. The PlayStation Classic uses the NAND chip of & # 39; KLMAG1JETD Samsung eMMC 16GB to store the OS and gaming console. The original PlayStation used CDs & # 39; 700MB to distribute games, and some games like Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid were too big to fit in with & # 39; one CD and were subsequently require additional discs. B & # 39; all, 20 Classic game on PlayStation products were originally 23 CD.
Some games can & # 39; do not need a full 700MB & # 39; space available on each CD, but assuming you have a moment, working a full 16,100MB, to completely fill the storage drive & # 39; 16GB. If modders can jimmettjaw the PlayStation Classic, can not do much without taking some of the games that come standard in the system.
The Classic will launch on PlayStation 3 & # 39; December, and is currently available for pre-order for $ 99.99.