Turning off WiFi speeds up the processor a bit.
Over the last few years, there has been a real debate sparked over whether or not Sony is even remotely interested in making sure the PS Vita is able to stay up and running. While the company seems to have a vested interest in making sure the handheld serves as a kind of tag along for its consoles, outside of a supposed arrival of Xcom, there haven’t been very many big games brought to the platform.
The real evidence of just how much of an afterthought the PS Vita is compared to the PS4 or even the PS3 is the power of the device when talking about processing speeds. For the most part, Sony has kept details like its CPUs a closely guarded secret but those numbers are finally coming out and they actually appear even worse than previously thought. BitParade recently released numbers it had seen that show the CPU runing with a frequency at just 333 MHz and that number can actually be lowered depending on a developer’s desires.
Oddworld developers Just Add Water recently admitted that there is a way to raise the number beyond the device’s standard, if your game is one that will actually deactivate the built in WiFi antenna. When doing this, it appears the CPU frequency can be increased to 444 MHz. The fact that you have to do something like take a game completely offline in order to get better computing power tells you just how weak this device really is, especially compared to whatever else is now out there. That might be the best sign yet that the PS Vita isn’t long for this world.