The gaming community seems to be exceptionally excited about the upcoming released of the Android-powered video game console, Ouya. We recently heard the Ouya will be supporting older console emulators and is excepted to be made available on June 4, but we have yet to hear just how powerful the Tegra 3 powered console will be.
As you could have guessed from the ever-changing smartphone market, the Ouya’s Tegra 3 underperforms current generation of mobile devices in Futuremark’s 3DMark benchmark, landing it a score of 4077. Its score has put it ahead of the Nexus 7, although its performance isn’t as powerful as the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity. When compared to recent handsets, such as LG’s Nexus 4, its 4077 score is completely crushed as the Nexus 4 more than doubles its performance with a score of 10,201 in 3DMark.
This isn’t entirely the fault of Ouya’s creators as they equipped it with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 GPU along with a 1.7GHz quad-core ARM CPU and 1GB of memory. This should be enough for the console to perform what it was created to do and that is to play Android games on your TV without relying on a mobile device. It also just goes to show maybe an Android-powered console isn’t the best idea these days considering how fast the mobile landscape changes on a monthly basis.