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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).