Sony Confirms Full PSP CPU Speed

A Sony Computer Entertainment representative has confirmed to Shacknews that developers can now take full advantage of the PSP's CPU following the late May release of the system's version 3.50 firmware. Rumors of the unlocking were initially reported by fansite PSP Updates via an unnamed source.

Previously, developers were only able to run the CPU at 266MHz rather than its full potential clock speed of 333MHz, though most games ran at only 222MHz. High Impact Games' Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, released in February, is said to run at 266MHz. Hackers long ago discovered methods to run the PSP's CPU at full speed, the benefits of which include a smoother framerate for certain games, at the cost of reduced battery life. There is no word yet if this update enables previous PSP releases to run at 333MHz, something hacked PSP firmware has enabled in the past...

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Diselage4140d ago

SO people have been carrying around all this hardware and not able to use it?

Kyur4ThePain4140d ago

they have hardware to carry around.

Diselage4140d ago

If i owned a psp i would still feel kinda gimped.

Bill Gates4140d ago

If you owned a PSP, I'm sure you would really enjoy it. I waited a long time to pick one up, and I'm very pleased with its capabilities.

Kyur4ThePain4140d ago

I only got mine about a month ago.

Having a great time with Loco-Roco (Blush), SOCOM, HSG and a couple of demos, and of course being able to access all my media at home from anywhere while traveling is just the icing on the cake.

I was actually VERY surprised at how smooth SOCOM runs when playing online. I was really not expecting much, but damn, it's cool.

cuco334140d ago (Edited 4140d ago )

last i checked requires u to leave your pc AND ps3 on during your traveling. something i dont mind leaving pc on for but ps3? me thinks not

i own a psp, would never use that function. 95% of the vacation spots i go to don't have wifi so to me it's pointless

oh, for the record, psp isn't that great.

jack of all trades, master of none

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BlackIceJoe4140d ago

Well Ready At Dawn said they wanted the whole clock speed for God Of War. So I hope to see GOW take advantage of that. This to me is great news and I for one can't wait to see what games will take using the whole clock speed to heart in the future.

SafeRat4140d ago (Edited 4140d ago )

Can't wait for some of these titles that use the full Processing Power :)

Vojkan4140d ago

So now it actually has faster proccesor speed than PS2? Powerful machine PSP is.

shysun4140d ago

SWeet,I can't wait.I haven't really played my PSP in a while,I think I'll try R&C:SDM!:)

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