Early Ouya benchmarks met my expectations


Not to rub it in anyone’s face and say I said so…….click it……click the damn link

Back in Jan I made an analysis of the Gamestick and Ouya, and compared the Ouya directly with the HTC One X+, and Lo and Behold, they rack up almost exactly the same score in recent benchmarks. Albeit my other prediction that the device will eliminate power saving features and possibly boost it’s performance is not proven yet, perhaps this will be true with a future firmware update. One thing is for sure, it’s only a matter of time before modders will over-volt and overclock the heck out of the Ouya.


This is no rant article about “how bad” the Ouya will be, after all, the console does provide a certain level of bang for buck at its 99$ price point. Since the start, some expectations where a bit too high with Kickstarters and early supporters of the console, perhaps a better job could have been done by Ouya to explain to people that they don’t mean to compete in terms of pure processing power.

The thing that will set the Ouya apart from those behemoth mobile phones and tablets will be the software. I still have a sour taste in my mouth from the PS Vita’s lack of software despite it’s amazingly capable hardware, so that should be a lesson for us all not to just look at the hardware (big lesson for me). I would still keep my eyes on the Nvidia Shield as it uses the new Tegra 4 providing a more solid foundation than Ouya’s Tegra 3,  and the console will also be fully backed by Nvidia and all it’s partners for what I expect to be a decent or even impressive offering in terms of software lineup.

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2 Comments on "Early Ouya benchmarks met my expectations"

  1. Blackie Kiefer May 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM - Reply

    Damn..I know those aren’t consoles , but I hate it when they work on a consoles with “new” technology , and when they are ready to release it its already outdated :/.

    That’s why am looking forward to the steam box !

  2. Figment May 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM - Reply

    Lets hope the steam box either meets or surpasses our expectations!