While you are out testing the various roms, I would suggest giving Sapphire (cvpcs forum) at least a look. Using the custom P3 kernels at 1200 people are getting mid 1600s, I have clocked 1443 using the 1000 kernel.
Not meant as anything negative here at all, I check out all the ROMs myself.
Fastest I have a screenshot of is from a 1.228ghz JDLFG kernel (i customized and compiled it trying to see how close i could get to 1.25 before it locks... phone hates that number)
rom was Chevyno1 SS 4.1 froyo leak.
I've gotten around the same or maybe a few points higher on CM alpha tests and some other source roms, but never bothered to screenshot it. I'm happy enough having a phone that is starting to age (spec wise) beat the pants off of most of the new phones at least in this bench.
It’s not the rom, it’s your phone and the kernel. I’ve run almost every one of the current Froyo roms and they all give me Quadrant scores in the high 1600’s, linpacks in the mid 19’s and setcpu short test of 132-136. The only constant in all these rom tests has been the Kernel. I only use P3’s 1.25Ghz LV or SV kernels.
BTW, there seems to be no difference in speed on my droid whether the kernel is lv or sv. The roms are the same as far as speed.
I admit it's kinda cool to get great benchmarks. And I also think Pete Alfonso's ROMs are the benchmark by which others are judged.
But the real benchmark is usability: whether your phone can be used on a daily basis and still have a snappy response in all aspects compared to the rest of the smartphone market. The TI chip on the droid is super friendly to overclocking and rooting gives you so many cutting edge benefits.
I'm lucky to have a Droid that will support stable overclocking to 1.25 ghz, but who the heck can support that kind of battery drain for a working phone?
I read posts here that remind me of hifi enthusiasts of old who would create incredibly expensive systems to listen to sound effect records, rather than music.
And to tell you the truth, I love it! It's good to be able to get under the hood, for whatever reason.
I'm good and happy with speeds in the 1300s because I don't intend to stay OCd at 1.2ish. However, I'm finding it difficult to find a kernel that doesn't random reboot if it'll boot up at all. l do want to stay with the 1.1-1.25 range