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Overclocked Nexus 7 Makes Quadrant Benchmark Scream And Holler Thanks To Trinity Kernel

For all you benchmarking junkies out there (you know who you are), the Nexus 7 has just found itself the newest home to the Trinity kernel — one of my personal favorite software mods for rooted devices. Developer “Morfic” and friends have managed to get the Nexus 7′s Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked to a screaming 1.64GHz and after running it through Quadrant, the device scored well over 7,000, while still maintaining great battery life.

So what does this mean? Well… absolutely nothing. Like my 6th grade teacher once whispered in my ear, “Age ain’t nothin’ but a number, Chris.” Same goes for benchmarks.

While this isn’t exactly representative of any real world speeds or an enhanced user experience, it’s still nice to see. Especially for those who are prone to benchmark envy whenever a new and improved processor moves into the neighborhood.

[XDA-Developers | Via AndroidCommunity]

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  • Alex Paulson

    Chris: “I Like you as a teacher and all, but aren’t you too old for me?”

    Teacher: “Age ain’t nothin’ but a number, Chris”

    • xriderx66

      Lmfao

    • ewlung

      LOL! … That’s a good one :)

    • Michael Thompson

      We got it when the writer made the joke, thanks.

    • Unorthodox

      Yeah, that quote sounded a little dirty, Chris. [/worried]

  • slsf617

    Damn Chris so you had one of those insane, cute teachers when you were younger? I’m envious sir

  • http://twitter.com/YorikAU Yorik

    Chris, show us on the doll where the teacher/Uncle Badtouch touched you…..

  • Covert_Death

    chris i love your writing hahaha

  • james ortiz

    you sir are the best author this website has…..i always get a good giggle from your work. Thank you phandroid for having chris

  • Chris Fankhauser

    Chris, I need you to stay after class for an extra credit assignment… ;)

  • wtpanos

    Literally lol’d

  • Dan Baxter

    Wait until it’s “over 9,000!” Then we’re talkin’.

    • CiDhed

      It gets over 9000 on antutu.

    • Ben Kapferer

      Only downranking because that in-joke has been run into the ground a long time ago.

  • http://twitter.com/YanivC Yaniv C

    Chris… what school did you go to? And… how do I get in?

  • CiDhed

    It’s using the tempfs cheat. I can get close to 7k on just stock speeds when mounting /data/data/com.aurorasoftworks.quadrant.ui.standard to tempfs.

    Not that it isn’t fast without using that.

  • phinn

    Yea, I got about 4,000 on quadrant with my single core Incredible 2 with these kinda tweaks.

  • bmg314

    Wait…6th grade?? Like,

  • ianken

    Yay. Another kernel that caches io agressivly to inflate the benchmark. BFD.

  • MrSpoiler15

    6th grade teacher. What was his name?