ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Now Chugging Along at 1.6 GHz

May 28, 2011
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Not long ago we reported that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer had been overclocked to 1.4 GHz. Never being satisfied, though, developers have cranked it up to 1.6 GHz, with 1.7 in sight. Reading through the thread over on XDA, it sounds like this new kernel is actually more stable than the one we last reported on.

While this kernel is appearing to be stable, that comes with the caveat that it has to run, as some people are seeing their Transformer freeze up when they overclock. Those who are able to get the tablet overclocked successfully though, seem to be blasting away at benchmarks, albeit at the cost of some battery life. Aside from pure shock at the numbers developers are starting to crank out of Tegra 2 chips, there's not much left to say here.

With quad core phone's around the corner it only makes it that much more incredible that there's still this much left to squeeze out of the dual-core processors (although to be fair, we've been using dual cores for less than a year now). On a final note, when we reported that the Transformer had been overclocked to 1.4 GHz, we mentioned it was starting to near 5000 in Quadrant benchmarks...

I present to you the results of the kernel's creator, XDA user Blades:

(That says 5308 by the way)

[via XDA]


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  • Anonymous

    One thing that everyone seems to be missing is the fact that the only performance boost phones are getting is in the CPU/MEM/IO…. But from a gamers aspect all that is fine and dandy but look at the 3D score?!?!?! Of all the devices the SGS still leads in that category. Dual core and quad core phones still have just one GPU, and even the new SGS2 still runs with the same GPU in todays SGS but with a faster memory set and just a tad bit more memory. Now you can get a dual or quad and make your files transfer super fast, and your contacts blow by with super smoothness, but when you game your going to have that same old same old feeling. We need some innovation in the GPU market not just the CPU. 

    • http://trueacu.com acupuncture

      correct me if I’m wrong, the Tegra 2 has 8 GPU cores and teh Tegra 3 will have 12. Are you talking about something else?
      source: http://www.nvidia.com/object/tegra-2.html

    • http://trueacu.com acupuncture

      correct me if I’m wrong, the Tegra 2 has 8 GPU cores and teh Tegra 3 will have 12. Are you talking about something else?
      source: http://www.nvidia.com/object/tegra-2.html