ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android Tablet Review

Performance Benchmarks

We took the ViewPad 7  through a few of the more widely used tablet/smartphone benchmarks that you can currently find in the Android Marketplace.  The nice thing about using some of these tests is that you can pull them down yourself if you have an Android device, run them and compareour results to your own equipment if you like.

** Please note:  All scores on the devices listed below, were taken on Android 2.1 installations, with the exception of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and the second set of Dell Streak numbers, which were based on Android 2.2.  At the time of testing Android 2.2 updates weren't available for the other devices.

Benchmarking The ViewPad 7 - CPU and Graphics
600MHz ARM11-based Qualcom Performance

With Linkpack and BenchmarkPi were looking at general CPU compute performance.  As you'll note, the ViewPad 7 hangs tough with the other devices running Android 2.1 but can't keep pace with the Dell Streak when it's running the same version of Android 2.2.

In terms of 3D graphics performance the ViewPad 7 and Dell Streak, both of which sport Adreno 200 graphics cores, though the ViewPad's is likely clocked slightly slower to coincide with its slower 600MHz CPU clock, put up numbers very similar to each other.  In fact the ViewPad actually edged out the Streak in Neocore and came up only about 10% short in An3DBench.  However, neither device, even though running Android 2.2 versus the Epic 4G Android 2.1 scores here, can keep pace with the graphics muscle behind Samsung's 1GHz Hummingbird processor with its PoweVR graphics core.  Incidentally, the Epic 4G sports the same processor as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and as you can see, it scores even higher here, running Android 2.2 FroYo.

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