Performance: Graphics & Gaming
The 7-inch Fire tablet isn’t designed for hard-core gaming, but it should be able to handle basic games just fine. Let’s see how this tablet compares to others in some of our standard gaming benchmarks.
In both GFX Bench tests, the 7-inch Fire tablet manages to outscore the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 and come in not too far behind last year’s Fire HD 7. Keep in mind the offscreen test renders the benchmarks at a full HD 1080p resolution, which the 7-inch Fire tablet will never attempt since its screen resolution is limited to 1024x600.
The 7-inch Fire tablet managed to surpass a couple of our comparison tablets in this benchmark, but still finds itself near the bottom of both charts.
We didn’t expect the 7-inch Fire tablet to be a chart-topper in our gaming benchmarks. It’s a bit unrealistic to expect smooth performance when attempting to play demanding titles on a $50 tablet, but this tablet will have no problem with casual titles such as Angry Birds or Candy Crush.