G2 overclocked

The T-Mobile G2 just got even even better, as the release of the kernel source brings an overclock and giant speed boost to the already fast-as-all-get-out G2 (see our review with stock benchmarks here).  Yes it's still locked, but smart folks always end up doing smart things and coolbho3k (the man behind setCPU, and overclocking genius) has worked out a method, and may even be releasing it tonight.  Hit the break for some benchmark scores, everyone loves benchmarks! [@coolbho3k]

Quadrant score

G2 overclocked Quadrant

Quadrant is a benchmark of the CPU speed, file input and output speeds, and 2D and 3D graphics speed.  Unfortunately we don't get a Quadrant Pro screencap that shows the breakdown.  The jump from the 1500's to what you see is all CPU speed increase, so imagine it with other file system tweaks in place!

LinPack score

G2 overclock Linpack score

Linpack measures the ability of the CPU to perform floating point operations -- it throws complicated "new math" at it and sees how long it takes to finish.  Any score above 35 is fast, and seeing a 40 should stifle all the "it's only 800 MHz" talk for good.


Reader comments

T-Mobile G2 still locked, but overclocking makes it a monster


That is quite awesome, since my Desire (that is far from a virgin install, btw) only gets 35. Big ups!

Jesus christ, that's some ridiculous quadrant score.

Can't wait till a phone with similar specs trickle down (up?) to Canada...

I can't wait to HTC start putting these CPU's in the next gen phone for next year. If they can make a better g1 with g2, I hope they make a Evo2. The phone is selling very well to say it very popular. In fact they can't even keep it in stock, HTC has been surprising every and anybody. HTC FTW.

So no hint about what this did to battery consumption and heat generation?

Could HTC simply be holding all that speed in reserve, and releasing a reclocking later? Or was there a good reason they chose 800mhz, perhaps something other than battery usage?

If they have that reserve of clock speed, can they use it selectively via dynamic clocking to provide a power boost for gaming?

Impressive to look at it, but for actual usage, I'd take longer battery life over speedier clock cycles. I mean, exactly how fast do you need a page to load, or your RSS feeds to refresh?