Those developers are ridiculously good! While we’ve been skeptical of overclocks thanks to recent hoaxes by Team DeFuse, we believe this new breakthrough in development for the Samsung Galaxy S line of phones is the real deal. Team Whiskey have apparently achieved a stable overclock of 1.6 GHz. If that wasn’t enough, they’ve also been able to uncap the FPS lock.
This is backed up by benchmarks, thankfully, which show the Galaxy S (Samsung Vibrant, to be specific) achieve an FPS rate of 78 frames per second – well past the 55-60 that most of us would otherwise be satisfied with. The device was also put through Quadrant and managed to achieve a whopping 3083, completely obliterating the performance of any consumer device to come before it.
“The 3k+ Quad was achieved by using the OCLF 2.2, with Deadline CPU Scheduler, and Hardcore CPU tweaks. Tonight I will be implementing a EXT 4 conversion, so OCLF wont be needed anymore.”
The team states that this is only the first phase of the kernel. They’ll be adding more mods and tweaks as well as continue to push the Hummingbird processor inside the Vibrant well past its limit. I don’t know about you non-Galaxy S users, but it’s making me want to go out and get one. For those who already have one, you have a lot to look forward to soon. (The team’s committing to releases for every version of the phone save for the Fascinate on Verizon. They can’t promise anything for Fascinate owners until they can get a Fascinate of their own to work on.)
They state they’ll have a release candidate available before too long, so be sure to bookmark their forums (or keep an eye on the Vibrant development forums at XDA) to follow development once they’re ready to release it.