Currently shipping only to developers who had signed up and customers who had pre-ordered the gaming console, Ouya isn’t expected to launch for general masses up until summer. From the looks of the benchmark test results those who are waiting for the console to go public should rather go for a high end smartphone or another gaming console if budget is not a constraint as Ouya is seemingly not just worth it.
The android based gaming console packs a NVIDIA Tegra 3 System-on-Chip (SoC) and the quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor is clocked at 1.7GHz while for the graphics it has NVIDIA GeForce ULP. We all know that Tegra 4 is a lot faster than the Tegra 3 and even the Snapdragon 800 both in terms of processing and graphics and packs an A15 SoC, which is proven to be highly superior to the A9 on multiple occasions. We believe having a Tegra 3 is just so old-school for a gaming platform – it’s like powering a new PC with Intel Dual Core processors even when Core 2 Duo processors have already been released.
Futuremark, which is known for its benchmarks like 3DMark and PCMark, has performed benchmarking on mobile devices and Ouya has been ranked at a sad 73rd position. There are smartphones Samsung Galaxy S II plus and Galaxy Grand that have performed better than Ouya. The devices that have made it to the top of the benchmark results are all powered by Qualcomm processors with Adreno 320 graphics. Individual score for Ouya can be found here.