Motorola Xoom Gets Overclocked to 1.5GHz

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:

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

  • skyline100
    So how is the battery life?
  • im_caius
    1.5GHz Dual Core..
    Sounds better then most netbooks!
    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.
  • harth13
    the galaxy tab will kick ass
  • salimbest83
    thats some impressive milestone..
  • wwwldmhr
    great oc :P
  • kcorp2003
    any heat issues?
  • ewood
    awesome. but can it play... angry birds? haha
  • Pc Guru_07
  • ulysses35
    but can it play Crysis ?