When using Wi-Fi, the PSP reverts to its old CPU clock speed of 222 MHz, despite the recent firmware update that unlocks the full speed of the PSP. David Karraker, Sony’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications, confirmed the news that the 222 MHz speed cap is in effect when Wi-Fi is turned on. What does all this mean? Slower loading times when playing ad-hoc and infrastructure multiplayer games.
“The article is correct that increased CPU speed cannot be used with the PSP’s wireless feature,” said Karraker, referring to the report. “SCEA [Sony Computer Entertainment America] is working closely with the development community to take full advantage of this new functionality where appropriate for their titles.”