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]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. 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”

    1. Lmfao

    2. LOL! … That’s a good one :)

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

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

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

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

  4. chris i love your writing hahaha

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

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

  7. Literally lol’d

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

    1. It gets over 9000 on antutu.

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

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. Wait…6th grade?? Like,

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

  14. 6th grade teacher. What was his name?

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