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T-Mobile G2x overclocked to 1.5GHz, scores high on benchmark tests

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T-Mobile G2x overclocked to 1.5GHz, scores high on benchmark tests
Overclocking the T-Mobile G2x to 1.5GHz produced a very high Quadrant Benchmark score

Overclocking the T-Mobile G2x to 1.5GHz produced a very high Quadrant Benchmark score

The T-Mobile G2x is one of the most highly demanded handsets launched this year. As we reported, demand has overwhelmed supply to the point that the carrier had to raise the price of the unit by $50 to prevent inventories from running bone dry. As if the dual-core Tegra 2 processor that the phone was shipped with isn't fast enough, the handset has recently been overclocked to 1.5GHz using a custom kernel that works on Android 2.2 only.

The overclocked G2x was able to score a Samsung Galaxy S II-like quadrant benchmark score of 3264. The Linpack score was about 55MFLOPS. But before you start overclocking your T-Mobile G2x, there are some negative things that could happen to your handset from speeding it up. One is that battery life, not great to begin with on most Android phones, will get even worse. And who wants to put all that stress on your brand new phone? In addition, the kernel used is in its beta stage so it is not 100% stable.

If after some careful thought you decide that you still want to go ahead and overclock your T-Mobile G2x, go akead and click on the sourcelink.

source: XDA-Developers via IntoMobile

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posted on 03 Jun 2011, 15:01

1. bluechrism (unregistered)


A co-worker of mine says he is using this kernel and your article is a little off. Says the kernel is undervolted so battery life is better than before.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 15:18

2. rpmorgan26 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)


Damn that pretty good..I was going to the G2X but i saw the HTC Sensation..The samsung galaxy s2 is nice but it taking to long and Tmobile is not getting it.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 15:39

3. JsFgold (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)


the best way to make me go for the samsung galaxy s2....

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 15:44

4. Clutch12 (unregistered)


i got my g2x to hit 4,261 in quadrant standard.

specs:
stock Froyo 2.2.2 over clocked to 1.5 ghz with trinity kernel

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 16:02

5. jay (unregistered)


I have a friend that works for tmobile and he has the G2x with Trinity kernal clocked at 1.5 as well and got over 4k quadrant score as clutch 12 mentioned. This phone is a beast as soon as things look a bit ore stable i shall be doing the same on my g2x.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 17:59

6. derp (unregistered)


Stable Andoid OS is an oxymoron.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 19:47 4

7. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


yeah you better stick to your iOS where you can't tweak anything or learn through experimentation. Yes, stick to your simple play toy and don't bother us PC guys who like to overclock and push our hardware to the limits.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 20:33 3

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Hey everyone, lets use an OS that hasn't changed at all since 2007.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 18:03 3

15. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


SNAP!!! :-D

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 18:05 2

16. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


a new version of iOS is an oxymoron.....

Since when has it ever really changed???

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 21:57

9. KingK (unregistered)


You are doing it wrong.

http://i52.tinypic.com/1414ayw.jpg

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 05:51

12. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


source ?

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 05:11

20. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


lol showoff! or cheater?

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 03:42

10. sam (unregistered)


with samsung galaxy s2 people get about 6000

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 12:22 1

14. bighugstudio (unregistered)


In your dreams kid unless it's manipulated.

GS2 @1.8ghz is still too slow to compete with ancient tech.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 05:51

11. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Wtf PA? xda guys managed to get 4200 @ 1.4 GHz
this is nothing special.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 18:07 1

17. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


yeah, it was probably Quadrant on the first run. Everyone knows you gotta do at least 3-4 runs to get the best results...

maybe PA didn't want to hurt the SGSII guys feelings =p

PS, I own an SGSII hehehehe

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 07:12 1

13. remixfa (Posts: 14060; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


bah, at least they are trying to take steps to look less like applephonearena and bringing us fun things about other phones.

The only danger in these types of posts is it gets a bunch of people who have no business rooting their phones all excited to try this stuff. That just leads to more people coming in my store trying to pretend they dont know why their phone doesnt work.. lol
Oh well.. pushing it to the limits is half the fun of android. :)

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 18:10 2

18. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


applephonearena? Don't you mean iPhoneArena? =D

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