NVIDIA Tegra 4-based Project Shield spotted in AnTuTu benchmark, score tops 32,000

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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.

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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:

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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.

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