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    Default Sony PlayStation Portable: 333MHz comes with restrictions

    A website is claiming that the new 333MHz clock mode on the PSP is only available when WiFi is disabled, so therefore during network play the CPU clock is limited to a lowly 222MHz. They claim that this has some slightly worrying consequences for games developers.

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    With the release of the Firmware 3.5 a new clock control function was added and now the technical requirements checklist allows software to run at the full 333MHz clock with the bus clock also reaching its maximum frequency of 166MHz. However, as Beyond3D is able to confirm, the full clock is only available with WiFi being disabled, i.e. during network play the CPU clock is limited to 222MHz.

    This has in fact some consequences for PSP game development. Game titles with network play could effectively be either limited to using 222MHz only during single player mode, or to using a downgraded engine and assets for multiplayer mode, which could complicate the development process. Meanwhile single player-only titles like God of War can take full advantage of the speed boost.



    News Source: Beyond3d.com

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    thats dumb. homebrew users have been able to use 333 with wifi for a while. gay sony

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    hmm. i did notice that when using PSPTUBE my psp wouldnt charge but it does charge when i play socom online or medal of honor. weird... im sure M33 would hack this as its been hacked before.

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    So what if network play is 222? I guess it makes it fair.
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    Trouble is with wifi enabled the wifi chip runs very hot when the unit is overclocked..

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    Duh... Homebrew anyone? >_>

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    Not hot enough for it to be dangerous, unless you're playing out in the sun or at another very hot place. Besides, it's not overclocking as the PSP's CPU is designed to be able to run fine at 333 Mhz. xg917, it is already hacked. It won't change in a new firmware or anything. This article just says that from firmware 3.50, the full CPU capacity can be used by developers for their games.

    While it's a great thing that developers can finally take full advantage of the power, giving us better-looking and faster games, it's very stupid of Sony to limit network play to 222 Mhz. And it's probably just because the battery time is lowered even more when using WiFi at 333 Mhz.

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    this is just plain retarded, F.U sony!!!!

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    because all previous multiplayer games are awful?

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