The NVidia Shield sports the very first Tegra 4 chip we’ve ever tried so we did an initial benchmark to see how it fares with the other processors like the Snapdragon 800 and the Exynos Octa.
We used the standard bench we do on every smartphone or tablet we review — Antutu Benchmark, Quadrant Standard, Nenamark 2 and Velamo.
For Quardrant Standard, the Tegra 4 chip got a score of 18,867.
The Exynos 5420 Octa got 18,483 and the Snapdragon 800 scored 19,061 on Quadrant Standard.
For Antutu, we got a score of 38,746 which is the highest we’ve seen before. The Exynos 5420 Octa CPU on the Note 10.1 2014 Edition got a score of 33,541 while the Snapdragon 800 on the LG G2 got a score of 34,056.
This is where the Tegra 4 posted a huge difference between the two.
For Nenamark 2, the Tegra 4 got 60.0fps (which we think is the limit placed by the device for on-screen frame rates).
The Tegra 4 chip scored 2,830 on HTML 5 and 1186 on Metal with Vellamo. The scores are a little better than the Snapdragon and lower than the Exynos.
Under Vellamo benchmark, we got a score of 2732 on HTML and 965 on Metal for the Snapdragon 800 while the Exynos 5420 Octa got 2,765 (HTML5) and 1,307 (Metal).