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The upcoming PlayStation Portable Go is slightly more powerful than previously thought, technical documents filed by maker Sony have revealed.

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An extract from Sony's FCC filing reveals the true spec of the PSP Go - aka the PSP-N1001

When the PSP Go was officially unveiled at the E3 videogames show back in June, it was stated that the new handheld console sports a 333MHz processor – the same speed as the PSP 3000’s CPU.

But documents recently filed by Sony with the FFC show that the PSP Go’s CPU actually has a maximum clock frequency of 480MHz.

Exactly what Sony plans to do with this extra capability – if anything – remains a mystery.

But it’s worth remembering that Sony released firmware update 3.50 in May 2007 to up the PSP 1000’s CPU from 222MHz to 333MHz. So there’s always hope… ®

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