Ripten's Josh Pankratz reports on the Sony PSP being overclocked by developers. Using God of War:Chains of Olympus, the differences can be seen quite clearly. Will this new change make the PSP unstable, or too hot?
No wonder sony released an upgraded battery.
Sony just wasn't allowing anything higher than 222mhz until now. 333mhz isn't overclocking it. And it doesn't get close as hot the 360 or PS3 even when it does get warm.
its factory underclocked. 333 is where it was origonally meant to be. :) just look up the specs.
this overclock option was available like soooo long ago...and i have not seen any friends of mine got their PSP burnt yet...
and o well if they let you do it officially, i would safely assume it is alright to do it....
and hey, isn't the power make PSP appealing?
its not overclocking, it was previously underclocked. at 333MHz it is running at its spec'ed speed.
ok if it was underclocked, and you raise it..then it is being overclocked from whatever it was clocked at before. It has been overclocked from its original retail speed.....
@Nostradavis: Ahh, but if it's all in relation to retail speeds, then those "overclocked" BFG video cards aren't really overclocked at all are they? Being as they come overclocked at the retailer.
Not trying to give you a hard time, but I think a processors overclock speed is in relation to the manufacturers maximum recommended clock speed rather than the actual retail clock speed.
overclocking implies setting the clock rate higher than its specification. the psp cpu spec is 333. Overclocking would be going beyond 333MHz. The psp can do 333MHz in 'retail' form, it was the developers who were limited in using more than 222MHz in their software.
If we were on one of those game shows where i say a word and you try and guess the word that i have on a piece of paper in front of me...and i said "raise the speed of the processor" 99% of you would say "OVERCLOCK".
I understand what the term means, but in this instance, the manufacturer said it is X...and Sony said well, in "our world" its going to be Y. In the end Sony decided, OK we will let it be X.
True. The processor is a 333Mhz processor and was under clocked. I have have had my PSP running at 333Mhz for over a year now with no issues.
You obviously don't understand the word Overclock. Overclock refers to running a processor beyond it's Specified speed. The PSP has been, and always has been spec'd at 333mhz. Developers were handicapped to 222mhz. But now Sony is releasing the true spec to be 333mhz allowing the developers to utilize the system much more.
It's also probably some sort of marketing technique. Perhaps they capped it at 222mhz for the longest time to have a first or second generation look. And now uncapping the true potential of the PSP revealing the 3rd or 4th generation look of the PSP. Sounds stupid, but who knows what Sony's thinking sometimes.
Sony wouldn't allow it if there was any chance of PSP's overheating. I think they forced devs to keep it at 222MHz to extend battery life. Now that the slim has extended battery life, this is a great way to extend the systems viability for a few more years. This New God of War is sounding better all the time.
Yes, here's hoping for Starcraft PSP! If your not already playing it on a modded system that is q;
Ive been running GTA vice city stories at 333mhz, yes it does drain the battery quicker but as for heat it gets kinda warm on the left side of the unit but nothing to be worried about.
It was 266 at around 3.03, and has been 333 (capable) since 3.52... game devs can decide to run at 333...
I was going to find out which firmware update it was. This is such old news its unreal x 3. The only reason for dropping the CPU speed was due to battery life like others posted here already. I've had this update since the day it released and zero problems with the PSP. The author of this thread really should had done alittle research prior to writing such nonsense.
As long as it doesn't become the next gamegear.
Talk about burn baby burnn
This is about developers using 333mhz, not firmware based overclocking. Did you read the article?
sweet deal, I can't wait to see how other developers will taken advantage of the spec'ed processor speed.
but the PSP already obliterated the DS in graphics and has no competition in the Hardware side but is this really important, I mean the DS is killing the PSP and the graphics are not even comparable...
I have a PSP and I need more titles for the PSP instead of ports and such.
Good for devs ,I guess.
Why do people keep getting Sony confused with Microsoft. Sony releases quality products that you can count on. Microsoft releases products that they later on have to spend a billion dollars on to fix.
Yes lets completely forget about the deaths associated with fires in Japan due to the power issues of the PS2 Slim. If your going to make a point don't bash something in the proccess because everything is made in China anyway.
oh boy...people love to hate on 'ol SNE. As if the oem specs. for the PSP are going to cause it to spontaneously combust and fry your thighs. Oh wait, it won't do that at all - in fact it's been restricted from day one on a dev basis and modders have fully utilized specs since day one regardless.
Article = Retarded.
A few games including Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow are already using the 333 mHz mode. What a strange and sensationalistic article...
Just do some checking and you'll fast see that he has got his facts mixed up.
The new firmware means better graphics in new games, and that can't be a bad thing;)
I dont care if it drains battery, i just want the game to be better.
i dont even pay attention to the battery life because i have never had it run out of battery on me even if it read 1 percent left i still played it for 30 min until i charged it while playing DISGAEA psp's AAA titles are coming GOD COO is the first
???? dude PSP akready has so many good games
when it come to Graphics.
Unfortunately, that's not translating to awesome sales as it should.
But that equals me playing more PSP games and that is all that matters!
This is so old. Like stated on some earlier comments, CFW offered this a long time ago, and this is just for the old PSP models. The new models are already clocked at 333mhz so technically, they can be overclocked even higher than that.
One thing is for sure RipTen is good at the bait rewrite.
don't think the guy who wrote this article knows a lot about the psp scene since a lot of cfw users have been running at 333mhz for a while... the sacrfice on battery supply over smoother and better graphics is something most cfw users have been willing to accept for quite some time..
this article is pretty much pointless - probably written by someone who has to make content deadline for his website and just needs something original to write without regards to benefit or actual research.
I owned a PSP fat for an year or so and run homebrew and emulators that took advantage of the 333mhz clock speed and never had an issue...
It´s been said 300 times... yes... the original cpu clock is 333, not 222mhz.
sure, we will need spare or more powerfull batteries... but who cares? :D
Now I bought a Slim and I intennd to go the same way... :D
I mean really, let's get some handhelds that reach the level of ps2 or even xbox 1, the tech for that is available...
The PSP's processor is more powerful than that of PS2.
sony doesn't get it right? is not only the graphics...the DS is kicking PSP butt for a long time and the DS doesn't have the best graphics...it has a really EXCELENT games, full of fun...the PSP only have scene, great homebrew but games nothing at all
Not sure which hole you crawled from, but last time I checked there were numerous good games for PSP.
**couldn't agree more Skerj =)
And they're getting better, Wipeout Pulse, Patapon, and God of War anyone? The first has online infrastructure play, custom soundtracks, and an online ship editor. Second one has some of the most innovative gameplay I've seen across all platforms. God of War really doesn't need a description, it just is. Ironically it also looks better than most Wii games o_O. The PSP is selling man, it's been selling consistently high in Japan since the slim/Crisis Core release and it's going to sell more.
Sony were actually obligated to make a handheld with better graphics so that it can make that "first impression" when it released since Nintendo really had a monopoly on the handheld department for years. Sony can't just make the same thing that Nintendo does with there handhelds. If they would've used the DS's crappy graphics, the PSP would've died a long time ago.
The PSP has a big library of games. I can't understand why you keep on saying that the PSP has few games. You can even play Nintendo games in your PSP if you use Homebrew softwares.
why was this approved...?
I mean it's nothing new. Plus the article is incorrect. The PSP is not "overclocked" at 333MHz. It is the rated speed of the CPU.
Soul Calibur is in the list... fine for me, had to check if that game was there.
Man... what a great game... :)
I don´t quite agree on the highlited ones. Some of those mentioned as "other games of the years" deserve the place...
well, I´m just being picky :P
PSP is the first that's been able to put even a DENT into Nintendo's handheld monopoly. I like them both equally personally.
This article was to illustrate the fact that Developers are now utilizing 333mhz. I know that with firmware you could clock your PSP to 333mhz, but that in essence doesn't improve the graphics, just performance. With publishers developing with 333mhz in mind there will be more strain on the core as more data is being transfered. Resulting in my speculation that additional heat will be generated.
Also for lack of a better term I used overclocking. The PSP shipped with 222mhz, now its going to 333mhz. What else would you call it?
Please read the article as it's written, not as a Sony zealot. Thank you.
Sony zealot? I'll definitely avoid reading articles from this "Ripten" site in the future, thanks. Anyways, this article basically ignores what has gone on in the last year or so of PSP development related news. Did you know that Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is ALREADY clocked at 333MHz? Has my PSP blown up? No. Has my PSP crashed? No. Does battery life diminish? Yes.
It's stupid to even consider things like that "system instability", obviously Sony has stress tested the PSP running at a 333MHz clock. No doubt additional heat is generated, but the PSP can handle it fine.
If it was said Sony allows developers to run the PSP at 334mhz or 366 or something then THAT is overclocking. It's now running at full spec (which is what you should call it) and I'm fairly sure the heat dispersion thing was dealt with long before the first PSP went on sale. Now the battery life argument is valid as that's the reason Sony locked the developers to using 222 to begin with.
what planet are you on?? are you on some parrallel universe that doesn't accept that faster processor tranaslates to better graphics... i am not even going to explain it to you because this such schoolboy knowledge that even you have failed to grasp.
No way the psp will never be popular >:O,because it has no games and it still costs TO MUCH $$$!!!It also gets boring after a while,because I had one...IT WAS TERRIBLE AND I EVEN HAD THE GOOD GAMES!!!IT WAS A WASTE OF $$$$ I SOLD IT FR THE 360 WHICH IS THE BEST!!! I HAVE HALO3,COD4,GEARS OF WAR,FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 3(AWESOME GRAPHICS!, AND I WILL HAVE MANY MORE GAMES TO GET FOR THE 360 LIKE(Army Of 2,GOW2,COD5,GTA4,SOUL CALIBER 4,DEVIL MAY CRY 4,METAL GEAR SOLID 4(if it comes fr the 360),and FF13(also if it comes to 360)...I CANT WAIT!!!>:O
You are a nincompoop. Obviously you don't own a PSP. Get a life and a job so that you can afford it. PSP is the best game handheld on the planet.
yes you are right - the xbox 360 is the ultimate portable gaming system.. how the hell can you compare an xbox with a psp??? in fact the only time anyone xbox 360 is portable is when it is being sent back for repairs.
DON'T WASTE $$$ ON THE PSP!!!
I also recommend not to get psp, because it burns alot of battery which will cause you to buy more and more!!!AND THATS NOT GOOD!!!>:O
I want a psp...as I haven't played for ds for quite a while now.
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