SoC Performance: GPU
Next up we've got some tests the focus solely on graphics performance. NVIDIA has made some lofty claims about the Tegra 4's integrated 72-Core GeForce GPU, so we had to put it to the test as well...
The iPad 3's A5X SoC with PowerVR SGX 543MP4 graphics put up the highest score in GLBenchmark's Fillrate test, followed closely behind by the Tegra 4-based SHIELD. In GLBenchmark's Egypt Off-Screen test, however, the Tegra 4 and its GeForce GPU decimated all comers with the highest framerate by far.
The NVIDIA SHIELD also outpaced every other mobile device we've tested in the An3DBench XL benchmark. The Emperor's New Cloths benchmark is V-Sync bound on all devices, so consider that one a tie across the board. In the Flower Power and Magic Island tests though, the SHIELD was simple in its own league.