Google Nexus 7 gets overclocked to 2GHz, rocks the benchmarks
posted by Nick T. / Aug 27, 2012, 2:59 AM
In case you thought that overclocking the Google Nexus 7 to 1.64GHz was impressive, just wait until we tell you what XDA Developers member Clemsyn has achieved. By using a custom kernel, he managed to push the tablet's quad-core Tegra 3 chip to the astonishing 2.0GHz, which is 700MHz beyond what the device is limited to with its stock software.
Google Nexus 7 was capable of reaching over 8000 points on Quadrant, which is a score that puts even the high-end Androids to shame.And its maximum clock speed is limited for a good reason since things can get pretty hot once the hack is performed, not to mention that stability is an issue as well. That is why the software used to reach the 2.0GHz mark is not publicly available, although it might get posted on XDA Developers should a more stable version be compiled. On the other hand, the overclocked
Feeling like hacking your Google Nexus 7 too? Perhaps you shouldn't as doing so voids its warranty and might lead to permanent damage. In case you still want to do it anyway, head over to the XDA Developers forum and read about getting the tablet to run at the less-aggressive 1.8GHz. A link is provided below.
Google Nexus 7 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 View Full specs
- Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera / 1.2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 4325 mAh
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That's certainly cool, but... Would the effects on day-to-day performance be just as impressive? And battery life?
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 3:03 AM 3
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sir why on every topic you got to question it except when it's about apple? huh I mean Libertine really so you reject/ don't have any morals makes since being an apple fan
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 3:20 AM 0
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Thank you for explaining, my favorite Android fan. :) "really so you reject/ don't have any morals makes since being an apple fan" You have such an broad-ranged, fresh and interesting view on life, coupled with deep knowledge about my life, Jphones. I just say my opinion, be it about Apple or not and i insult someones phone preferances or feelings, in contrast to some people here.
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 5:54 AM 4
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Probably not practical on a day to day use basis due to battery life and performance issues but great to see. Android is about doing and seeing what's possible not just dreaming of what could be done. Its only a matter off time before a 2ghz processor gets put into an android tablet anyhow!
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 3:43 AM 1
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Holy mother of God!!! I hope it doesn't burn out!! :D
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 4:27 AM 4
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I have to say that Quadrant scores are cool but highly suspect in my opinion. MetroPCS' new phone, LG Motion, achieves a higher Quadrant score (5215) than the One X and GSIII. The phone is nice but I think LG purposefully tweaked it so that it would beat those phones on Quadrant. Don't get me wrong, the LG Motion is a very nice phone if you're not too concerned about screen size and pixel density.
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 8:29 AM 0
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OCing is great when you want to watch movies or download/upload - you can regulate the process by choosing the proper governor, as it will not always run at 2.0GHZ - especially when the screen is off, or the tablet is not performing many processes.
posted on Aug 28, 2012, 3:58 PM 0
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