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Motorola Xoom Gets Overclocked to 1.5GHz

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Xoom, Xoom, Xoom!

The just-launched Motorola Xoom is an impressive piece of kit. Boasting Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor, the device already packs a punch hefty enough to make an iPad blush. However, it seems that dual-core 1GHz CPU wasn’t enough for some people, as the Xoom has already been overclocked.

Coolbho3000 over on the xda-developers forums revealed the good news in a posting published last night:

"I have successfully brought the Tegra 2 in the Xoom to 1.5GHz," he told other members. "A few kernel modifications make the dual core chip in the Xoom even more powerful than the recently announced Tegra 2 3D! 1.5GHz through two Cortex A9 cores is truly a force to be reckoned with."



Benchmarking speeds for 1.5GHz are 47 MFLOPS in Linpack for Android (versus 35 MFLOPS stock) and 3105 in Quadrant at, compared to 2226 stock.



Check out the video below for a demo of the benchmarking process:

Motorola Xoom overclocked to 1.5GHz


Check out xda-developers for binaries, kernel source, and full instructions (via Engadget).

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    skyline100 , March 1, 2011 7:46 AM
    So how is the battery life?
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    im_caius , March 1, 2011 7:46 AM
    1.5GHz Dual Core..
    Sounds better then most netbooks!
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    CTPAHHIK , March 1, 2011 8:36 AM
    Nice work nVidia - definitely ahead of it's competition.

    Let's hope Apple will not buy you out to secure shipments of fastest hardware on the market in addition to displays.
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    harth13 , March 1, 2011 8:42 AM
    the galaxy tab will kick ass
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    salimbest83 , March 1, 2011 8:42 AM
    thats some impressive milestone..
    :) 
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    wwwldmhr , March 1, 2011 8:43 AM
    great oc :p 
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    kcorp2003 , March 1, 2011 9:03 AM
    any heat issues?
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    ewood , March 1, 2011 9:24 AM
    awesome. but can it play... angry birds? haha
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    Pc Guru_07 , March 1, 2011 9:39 AM
    great
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    ulysses35 , March 1, 2011 11:09 AM
    but can it play Crysis ?
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    icemunk , March 1, 2011 11:09 AM
    Very nice, that is a beast of a tablet.
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    User69 , March 1, 2011 11:11 AM
    Tack on another reason that why the iPad(s) functionality is limited compared to open source custom-abilities.

    -iPad, NO OVERCLOCKING!
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    house70 , March 1, 2011 12:16 PM
    that's what I'm talking about!...
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    bejabbers , March 1, 2011 2:49 PM
    Just one more thing to add to the list that the iPad iCan't do.
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    qhoa1385 , March 1, 2011 3:26 PM
    Wooot now get some Ln2 on it, and 2GHZ here we come!

    haha
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    amk09 , March 1, 2011 5:01 PM
    damn! not bad at all. how were the temps?
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    nforce4max , March 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    That bench is either a bad install or the fpu in that cpu is incredibly weak as a p1 at a tiny fraction of that clock easily outperforms that.
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    kilo_17 , March 1, 2011 6:18 PM
    500Mhz overclock is pretty cool an a tablet. Someone needs to overclock an iPad now haha.
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    cammmy , March 1, 2011 7:06 PM
    Online how-to please!
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    cammmy , March 1, 2011 7:07 PM
    Online how-to please!
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