H/W or S/W PS2 compatibility –
having just put my hands on a 60Go unit (CECHC04; COK-002 Mobo) which had YLOD, upon fixing it, I noticed that it has an ASIC (the chip that replaced EE+GS and RDRAM in later PS2 models SCPH-7900xx/900xx) next to the RSX, which contains everything needed to hardware accelerate PS2 software, but I read that the CECHCxx supports software emulation only.
Since its not used, why did they print such a costly chip ?
And to make sure even higher, I compared it with a CECHGxx (img in the middle) which doesn't have neither S/W nor H/W backward compatibility, and couldn't find the ASIC which is normal.
I'm left with one explanation, the ASIC is needed for S/W emulation which is far from possible.
Any thought guys ?
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