NVIDIA SHIELD Tegra 4 Android Gaming Portable

SoC Performance: CPU

In addition to using the NVIDIA SHIELD for portable gaming and  in a variety of everyday usage scenarios, we also conducted some formal performance testing to see how well it compared to some of the other mobile devices we have recently evaluated. Since this is the first Tegra 4-based product we've gotten our hands on, we were particularly interested to see how it performed.

CPU testing
Android CPU testing

The Tegra 4 at the hear of the NVIDIA SHIELD finished in the pole position is the light-duty Linpack benchmark, outpacing the Snapdragon 600-based devices by a few percentage points.

The NVIDIA SHIELD absolutely crushed everything else we tested in the AnTuTu benchmark. This test will probably be going away soon since it's been the subject of some questionable optimizations for Intel hardware, but we're comparing all ARM-based solutions here.

As you can see, the SHIELD dominated all in the GPU, GPU, and RAM tests. The internal storage, however, performed about on par with other devices.

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