SPEED. That’s what keeps power hungry developers going when it comes to tweaking hardware and software on devices for faster processor speeds. Not satisfied with the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer’s overclocked speed of 1.4GHz, XDA member Blades is out with the kernel version that takes the 10inch Honeycomb tab to a blistering 1.6GHz. It could soon touch 1.7GHz if the battery doesn’t roast first.
The kernel is stable, at least more stable than the one that got you to 1.4GHz. It’s amazing how much speed developers are able to crank out of the Tegra 2 chip. Manufacturers have to consider the battery so they can’t really offer this kind of performance. But it’s fun nonetheless. What’s really exciting though is that if you can get almost 1.7GHz out of the Tegra 2 dual core chipset, what of the quad core chipset that could be out this year?
Head over to XDA if you want to get firsthand experience of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer hitting benchmarks of 5300 or more on the Quadrant scoreboard.
Going to give it a try? Go ahead. Be careful though, ASUS won’t be offering you any support if you get into trouble.