In an awe-inspiring display of the ThunderBolt's raw horsepower, Derek Rodriguez (@drod2169) has thrown together a kernel which enables CPU speeds of up to 1.8GHz - a figure to which even the mighty Motorola XOOM can't lay claim. What's more, when @TheRealBeesley ran the kernel through Quadrant, he was met with (nearly) unprecedented results - have a look:


The kernel has not yet been released, which is simultaneously fortunate and tragic for ThunderBolt owners - on one hand, 1.8GHz is an undeniably crave-worthy speed; on the other, well, you know you don't want to leave your handset at such high velocities when even Derek notes that "you think I'd really let my phone sit at that?"

Nevertheless, this is a fantastic example of what the ThunderBolt's hardware is capable of and what we can expect from future mods (especially now that we have the necessary resources) - developers, go, go, go!

Source: Twitter (1), (2)

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  • Steve

    Lol Htc phones have slow chips. FAIL! The LG Optimus 2X and 3D has same benchmarks with STOCK settings lol. Imagine what they can do when they are overclocked.

    • Sirjacksinurbox

      Yeah, same specs with a dual core chip and a next gen GPU... ill take 2772 any day of the week.

    • max

      according to this site the lg optimus 2x only scores a 2391... I think you failed and you failed big!


      • Lucian Armasu

        Do you people actually think the quadrant score translates into same performance difference in real life? Plus, I'm sure that if it runs at 1.8 Ghz it will use a lot more energy than a dual core running at 1 Ghz for each core.

        • max

          No one said that bro he just said that the quadrant score for lg 2x was higher on stock shit ain't true. Thanks for pointing out the obvious, though...

  • Flippy125

    The 2X and 3d have DUAL CORE CPU's. This is with a single core. I tested my G2 @ 1.9ghz at CES and it BEAT the 2x

  • Les Brown

    I have my HTC DESIRE HD over clicked to 1.6ghz and get a quadrant score of 3248

  • Bateluer

    Quadrant scores carry little weight though, because they're so easy to spoof or inflate.

    I'd be more interested in benches from actual games.

    Plus, as they point out, who's going to be dumb enough to run their TB at that speed 24/7?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      They're easy to spoof or inflate, but at this point, no such manipulation was done - only increasing the CPU frequency.

  • http://www.myrecipebookspace.com Alec5216

    Blazing speed + battery drain! It'll be pretty nice when the clock idles correctly!

  • Levitate

    The 800MHz extra clock speed did nothing to the CPU benchmark but made the I/O huge? Galaxy S gets an I/O that big by using EXT2 as filesystem on the phone. It doesn't make any noticeable difference, just good for Quadrant Benchmarks...

    • Lucian Armasu

      It surprises me how easily people buy into the Quadrant scores even after all this time. I'd assume Android fans would smarten up by now. Quadrant scores mean nothing and they are very inaccurate overall.

      • masterpfa

        They are not listening
        I removed all Quadrant and Benchmark apps from my phone.

        I'm more interested is smoothness, lack of lag or stuttering, speed of apps opening and multitasking.

        I only have a look when these scores are published, but not bothered either way

  • Hypex

    What new about this? The DHD goes to 2GHz pretty easy

  • anyone

    the 2D and 3D sections of the graph are pretty small...

  • http://stuarthalliday.com Stuart Halliday

    As a ARM user for over twenty years. I can tell you guys, the ARM is a superb chip for this sort of thing.