HENkaku release 6 adds GPU overclocking (Video) – Beta testers needed
Yifanlu had asked for proof that GPU overclock would be beneficial. Reddit user Chrisfand published a video showing the Amphetamin plugin in action, which apparently convinced Team molecule that GPU overclocking would be a nice addition to HENkaku (see video below). Users so far are reporting positive feedback on the feature, confirming that GPU Overclocking on the PS Vita improves the experience in some official games that used to have lags. Of course, overclocking your PS Vita will drain Battery life faster, so use at your own risk.
HENkaku itself does not provide a utility to boost the GPU, but will now allow plugins and homebrews to use the functionality directly. Yifanlu’s announce on Reddit:
This new release whitelists a couple of ScePower functions and should allow homebrews and other stuff to set the GPU clock to 222MHz. I believe that setting the CPU clock to 444MHz was always allowed, so this doesn’t change anything in that respect. In order to make sure nothing else is broken (PSN spoofing, dynarec, etc), I’m releasing this as a beta first. Please test and see if the R2 overclocking benefits can be observed in R6.
Again, this does not fix any save issues you see from your dumps. HENkaku R4 fixed one of several save errors that users observed. That save error was experienced by a small minority of users. The majority of save errors are not caused by HENkaku and cannot be fixed by HENkaku.
No support will be provided for installation. If you can’t get it to work, wait until the official release. If all goes well, I will push the new version in the next couple of days.
As usual, you will need a PS Vita running on Firmware 3.60 to install and use HENKaku. There is no known hacks for firmware 3.61.
The official changelog:
- Fixed rare bug which crashes modded SceShell. There is still no PSN spoofing for modded SceShell
- Removed “welcome” message when triggering exploit (was used for debugging and is no longer needed)
PS Vita Overclocking Proof of Concept Video
Chrisfand’s video showcasing GPU Overclocking benefits on the PS Vita (through Amphetamin) shows that game run much more smoothly on a Vita with its GPU boosted at 222MHz, compared to the PS Vita’s default 166MHz GPU clock. Chrisfand says: “As you can see, the camera pans MUCH smoother on the overclocked Vita compared to the Vita running stock 166 MHz GPU clock.”. Recommended to watch the video at full quality to see the difference better:
Download HENkaku release 6
This release is not on the official url yet. Instead, to get HENkaku release 6, point your browser to (link removed to preserve bandwidth) and click on the link. (Note: this url was officially suggested by Yifanlu so we believe it is safe). Please report feedback in the source below.
Update: HENkaku R6 is now released and available on the official website henkaku.xyz. Point your PS Vita browser to that url and follow the instructions there. We’ve removed the Beta url link to avoid confusion.
Yifanlu is also asking for people wanting to host this beta (for themselves or to share with others) to get the latest source on the official github and follow the instructions in the README.
Source: Yifanlu on reddit