Super-charged PSP offers better performance

psp engineWired is reporting that Sony has taken off the wraps of its PSP and is allowing developers to overclock the handheld gaming console from 222mhz to 333mhz.

So far, it looks like there are improvements in the graphics and overall performance.

A test case was put together using next year’s big title for the PSP, God of War: Chains of Olympus and the developer, Ready at Dawn, had its lead programming director explain the changes and differences while running the game at the old processor speed and the faster 333mhz clock rate.

The idea of a more powerful PSP will up the ante as far as giving developers more options in improving game play and graphics, but as it is with overclocking PCs, doing so means using more energy.

For the PC user, this is a negligible issue, but for the PSP user that is away from an electrical outlet and is mobile, the battery life of the PSP could be cut quite drastically.

[via ripten]





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