Hummingbird on steroids - Samsung Vibrant overclocked to 1.6 stable GHz

Hummingbird on steroids - Samsung Vibrant overclocked to 1.6 stable GHz
We know that the 1GHz Hummingbird chipset in the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, is currently the most advanced single core system-on-a-chip in a commercial device. Its graphics subsystem is able to pump up to 90 million triangles per second, leaving everyone else behind. The only thing holding it back is that the phones still run Android 2.1, not the much faster Froyo version.

Well, developers have finally decided to push the envelope regardless, and have overclocked the CPU in a Samsung Vibrant to 1.6GHz, stopping at where it behaved stable. As if that was not enough of an impressive feat, they removed the factory FPS lock, and the Hummingbird on steroids achieved 78 frames per second, compared to the usual 55-60.

T-Mobile G2 users have been bragging about Quadrant synthetic benchmark scores past the 2200 mark, after overclocking it to 1.3GHz. The phone is having the next-gen Snapdragon chipset, which, produced in 45nm, makes for much faster processing speeds than the previous version.

The overclocked Samsung Vibrant, however, ringed in the astonishing 3083 score in Quadrant, probably the largest score we've ever seen in a consumer device. It will only improve when the handset gets its Froyo serving, and the modders will continue optimizing the Samsung Galaxy S versions for speed. They are currently lacking access to a Samsung Fascinate, so if anyone is willing to donate a Fascinate for frying, let them know.

We can only say kudos to Samsung, and imagine what the scores will be when its dual-core Orion SoC hits the market, probably next year.

source: Phandroid

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1. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

that is insane. i wonder what the battery life is like. this plus the 3d deal they did with firefox could cause some crazy possibilities. probably won't be much done with it but it would be cool.

2. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

Surely the new snapdragon will be able to top this.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sorry UK, the new snapdragon only catches up to what the humminbird does, it does not surpass it in anything but the linpak test, which doesnt actually show real world performance. As far as battery life, i have my vibrant overclocked to 1.2ghz using Bionix-Jax-Voodoo and the Juice Saver app, and I actually get more than double the standard battery life.

6. joedoe unregistered

None of the 2nd generation snapdragon can top this. Mytouch4g and G2 nope.

3. Aaron unregistered

too bad samsung is terrible about software updates.

4. PzykoSkillz unregistered

Which is why we have rooting...

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