Google Nexus 7 gets overclocked to 2GHz, rocks the benchmarks

Google Nexus 7 gets overclocked to 2GHz, rocks the benchmarks
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.

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 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. 

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. 

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera ()
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 4325 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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.

15. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

yea! I'm already overclocked to 1.8GHz on my n7...waiting to touch 2.0GHz

13. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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.

14. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

Even though it gets an average of about 5000, would everyday use on it back those scores up?

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Holy mother of God!!! I hope it doesn't burn out!! :D

11. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

My thoughts exactly, haha! This is really awesome.

7. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Hopefully the next gen processors for mobile phones will be 2GHz up with Intel-like Turbo Boost Functions~

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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!

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

2. MeoCao unregistered

N7 rocks!

1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

That's certainly cool, but... Would the effects on day-to-day performance be just as impressive? And battery life?

3. MeoCao unregistered

Certainly yes, this is only to show that N7 is open to all tweaks and tests. Uniquely Nexus.

4. Jphones

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

10. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

He doesn't really question it. He was just asking if there was a specific reason that the devs did this and if there were any adverse effects or anything. He's not dissing it.

12. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

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.

16. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Thanks, no prob. :D

9. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Battery life would be hilarious.

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