Some people out there hunt benchmarks as if they were hunting clothes sales. So, that’s why it’s a real orgasm to come across a huge benchmark result in Quadrant for example, like the one scored by an overclocked Nexus 7 recently. It’s all done with the aid of the Trinity kernel, one of the best modes for rooted devices.

Developer Morfic and his friends managed to get the Tegra 3 kicker from the Nexus 7 to 1.64 GHz and passed it through Quadrant, reaching over 7,000 points. Nowadays the best Snapdragon S4 device and Galaxy S III with its quad core Exynos barely get around 5000 points, so that’s very impressive. Apparently, battery life stayed great, even with overclocking. Obviously, a benchmark doesn’t actually mean that the Nexus 7 is faster than a device that has a quad core CPU and scores 3000+ points like the ASUS Transformer Pad 300, that was quite fast on its own.

It’s just bragging rights and peeing contest, when you think about it, that’s all that benchmarks are about. They’re usually useful when you actually have something to compare them with, but in this case the Nexus 7 doesn’t have a superior rival.

  • DeianStancu

    Impressive, but GPU score is still low, Mali400 gets about same GPU score.
    This is like on desktops where “my 3D Mark score is bigger than your’s”, useless in real world scenario.
    And it eats battery like a sponge…