It's amazing how quickly the developer community gets to work after a new flagship device is released, and the XOOM is clearly no exception. First, ClockworkMod developer Koush managed to get CWM up and running on the tablet 2 hours after he picked it up, and shortly after, he released root instructions.


Now, SetCPU developer Michael Huang has pushed the Tegra 2 CPU in the XOOM up 20% to 1.2GHz. At that speed, it manages a score of 40.716 MFLOPS while still working perfectly. The caveat? Linpack is a single-core benchmark, meaning that one of the Tegra 2's cores goes unused. (By comparison, my EVO on CM7 nightlies manages around 39 MFLOPS at 1.13GHz after caching.)


It's not really be a major surprise to hear that the Tegra 2 can hold its own, but things should really heat up once its competitors (the OMAP 4430 found in the LG Optimus 3D and the Exynos 4210 found in the Samsung Galaxy S II) come around.

[Source: @coolbho3k 1, 2]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • RyanMacG

    That's nice but my Vision can manage 46MFLOPS at 1.2 ;)

    • Aaron Gingrich

      That's nice, but this hit 40 MFLOPS at 1.2 using half of its cores ;)

      • RyanMacG

        ah ok I thought it was using both, my apologies. I somehow missed the part about Linpack only using 1 Core :/

        • Aaron Gingrich

          Heh, nothing to apologize for, I get your point ;)

        • Trong

          Well just something to else note, Linpack doesn't work very well on non-Qualcomm chipsets so this score is pretty ridiculous.

  • generic.imitation


    well it works well as a comparison of honeycomb tablets, seeing how they all run a tegra2 chipset.

    and, really why is there always one person with the need to start talking about a benchmark isn't working properly for this.. or that.. does it really matter?

  • j

    Is there a reliable list of Linpack scores? It seems the lists I come across are people that have "cheated" and get ridiculous numbers. There's no credible list out there?

  • Eric

    For those thinking "eh, my HTC does similiar", HTC has a chip in their processors that excels in this exact kind of processing, even if that isn't indicitive of real world improvements. The Tegra 2 does not have this. So its real world performance is 40MFlops (at half cores), whereas the qualcomm chips real world is somewhere around 15.