Overclocked Google Nexus 7 scores high on Quadrant Benchmark

Overclocked Google Nexus 7 scores high on Quadrant Benchmark
Today's devices are faster than we could ever have imagined just a few short years ago. For those who are never happy with the speed of his/her handset or tablet, there is the option to overclock your unit. Remember the old "Speed Kills" banner that used to be displayed at Oakland Raider home games? Well, in the case of overclocking your device, speed does kill-your mobile device that is. Like a person who overtaxes his body by burning the candle at both ends, overclocking your device could lead to an early demise. The battery life becomes shorter and the device could run dangerously hot. But on the other hand, your mobile device turns into Usain Bolt running the 100 yard dash.

Take a developer named "Morfic". He took the quad-core Tegra 3 processor on his Google Nexus 7 tablet and overclocked it to 1.64MHz. The result? How about a Quadrant Benchmark score above 7,000 with battery life that is still good. "Morfic" uses the Trinity Kernel Toolbox which allows him to overclock for gaming and underclock at other times to achieve the battery life that he does. Yeah, some might say that what this is all about is satisfying the male ego. You know, the "mine is faster than yours" kind of thing. But isn't pushing the envelope how we got to the point we are at technology wise?

source: XdaDevelopersforum via AndroidCommunity

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Nexus 7
  • 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



1. wendygarett unregistered

I'm starting to trust nvidia chips now, the only things i complain about is the overheat of the chips... nothings else more... thats why i prefer the qualcomm cooler chips :)

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

now just imagine an overclocked S4 chip.....

4. smartphonemad

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

And one of their pro ones overclocked... *salivates*

7. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

and imagine if it is an overclocked QUADCORE s4 chip.... we would see scrores in 8000s

10. ghostkilla1388

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Nvidia and qualcomm team up *epic phone*

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

That's more of a fantasy than a reality seeing as how Nvidia and Qualcomm are rival chip manufacturers. An even better fantasy would be to see Qualcomm and Samsung team up.

21. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

In the US, they do already...?

2. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

wow. Just.. WOW.

5. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

holy mother of god...

6. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

man i wish it was like 9100 so i could say hey whats the nexus 7's power level? ITS OVER 9000!

8. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Hehe dnt expect over 9000 from a 200$ tablet.

9. matty1323

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Nice Fat Type-O - "Google Nexus 7 tablet and overclocked it to 1.64MHz" Holy Snap! 1.64 MHz?!?!?! It's like the days of the first Intel chips with 128kb of ram!

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Since a lot of you do not understand how custom kernel impacts the quadrant scores, let me break it down. You see the ballooned IO score on the Nexus? That's because IO scores are ballooned through running IO tests from memory instead of NAND storage. Same trick utilized to "fake" qudrant tests for many years now. This is also the same reason why i'm always questioning Qualcomm S4 based device scores in quadrant In terms of performance gained, CPU portion of the quadrant should be a good indicator This is the same reason why franco kernel typically outperforms other kernels in quadrant by a big margin on the same device

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011


14. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

i dont trust quadrant i trust antutu

19. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

Quadrant makes my single core 600 lg optimus t better than every almost every dual core device with a 3100 quadrant score It also makes my acer iconia a100 Tegra 2 seem the best with a 6000 quadrant score I love quadrant so many bragging rights :-)

20. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

I love Franco kernel I still use it on my optimus one when Franco was still developing for it

13. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

if overclocking the chip give shorter lifespan then htc is doing a stupid mistake they overclock the snapdragon s3 to 1.7ghz on the asian htc one s

15. blowfish

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1.64MHz - It should be 1.64GHz. :) 1.64MHz sure is slow.

17. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Never been crazy about benchmark tests...as a classic EVO owner, I find that overclocking my phone does help to keep it performing on the same levels as most newer phones, but I never really bother with the numbers from Quadrant...mainly because the numbers aren't always consistent (one test brings a 985 on Quad, second test two minutes later gets a 1070) and they don't always determine what makes a phone run well. A phone can be smooth and powerful without a high score, though high scores do get a lot of publicity for the devices.

18. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Damn Tegra 3 kicks ass.

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