Project Shield

A new AnTuTu benchmark has been found, this time showing a score for the Android-based Project Shield console by NVIDIA.

According to the following screenshot, the device managed to score 32,150 in the benchmark – although we’ll add that the product is not out yet, and such benchmarks can always be tampered with, so we can’t confirm at this time whether this is the real deal or not.


That said, we’re supposedly looking at a 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4-based Project Shield console here running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Its score seems to be pretty much in line with previous Tegra 4 tests, although it’s not as high as you’d have expected. But it’s still enough to blow the competition out of the water

So far, we’ve seen similar benchmarks for Tegra 4 devices (some of them also unconfirmed), with scores ranging from 27,000 all the way up to 36,000:


However, it’s worth pointing out that Project Shield was not benchmarked in the past, and this may very well be first benchmark of the device. Previous scores, as you can see in the list above, and in our video interview with NVIDIA, were obtained on Tegra 4-powered tablets or all-in-ones.

Project Shield is still not available commercially, and it’s expected to hit stores at some point in the second quarter of the year. Considering that we are in Q2 2013, we could see NVIDIA announce availability details for the product in the coming weeks, although that’s only speculation from our part.

The gaming console features a 5-inch display with 720p resolution (294 PPI), Tegra 4 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, gaming controls and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean under hood and support for Steam games.

  • amine ELouakil

    “here running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean”
    from the image it’s 4.2.1

  • Magnetic1

    I guess it could be possibly. RK3188 uses 28nm process to increase clock speed, and look at the jump in Antutu score compare to the RK3066 40nm process.
    I gather shorter distance between transistors means less resistance or power dissipation and thereby less thermal noise. So decreased voltage and increased clock speed can be achievable.
    Assuming all other things being equal.


    Ehhh Qualcomm 800 will be as good if not better.

  • Pradaman Shorey

    Are you sure HTC one is having higher score than Galaxy S4 on AnTuTu ???
    I am going by you own reviews for these mobiles..

    HTC One:Running my standard AnTuTu test, using the average of three runs, I wound up with a final score of 24,258

    Galaxy S4: We reviewed the Snapdragon 600 version (coming to the US and most of the other big markets), and, as you’d expect, we found little to nitpick about it. It sails through the benchmarks, hovering around an impressive 25,000 in AnTuTu
    25035 to be exact..

    But the graph in this article shows the other way around…

    • Anonymousfella

      Even i noticed this anomaly with this graph.

    • I too have seen the GS4 on top of the HTC One. I don’t have a AnTuTu graph on hand but take a look at these geekbench benchmarks.

      • amine ELouakil

        the HTC One score on Geekbench was taking from a video before the phone was released and wasn’t tested outright, I have an HTC One on my hand and I get over 3k on it.
        As for AnTuTu or other other benchmarks, the scores are variables, you can get from 23-26k for both phones in the S4 versions at least which I tested.

        • Well 3k still doesn’t beat the Octa at 3500 but that makes sense that the HTC One is pulling the same numbers as the US GS4. As for AnTuTu I know I have seen the Octa score over 28k.

          • amine ELouakil

            Yes the Octa, but that doesn’t discredit the results showed in the graph, the other thing, is the Octa version lose to Snapdragon S4 in the One and GS4 in other benchmark, you can check video comparisons, of the GS4 E5 vs S4