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    Default Ouya Game Console Performance Is Disappointing

    Phoronix: Ouya Game Console Performance Is Disappointing

    The gaming performance for Ouya, the successful Kickstarter project to develop a low-cost Android-powered open game console, is rather poor...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1MjU

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    I'll wait until mine arrives before I come to any conclusions. I know that it won't be as fast as a Steam Box or PS4, but that's not the point of this device.

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    Did someone actually expect a console running Android to be usable for games? Good god, people, how naive can you be?

    For future references: real consoles do not multitask!

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    For a while I thought that considering the amount of contributors Ouya had, they'd have invested in Tegra 4, or at least find a way to heavily overclock the Tegra 3 without killing it. Anyways, unless they made some software mods of their own, I don't think the hardware will make enough of a difference anyway. Android makes a pretty bad PC, and while Ouya is focused on gaming and media, it's also claimed to be a development platform. I wish the project success, but I think Tegra 3 will really hurt it.

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    The current OUYA is best suited as a Home Theatre PC.

    They plan to bring out new versions and those future versions would be very interesting for casual games. The current one however is meh.

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    What's going on with you people? The performance characteristics of Tegra 3 are very well known. Did anyone actually expect miracles?
    Last edited by brent; 04-15-2013 at 05:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugene2k View Post
    Did someone actually expect a console running Android to be usable for games? Good god, people, how naive can you be?

    For future references: real consoles do not multitask!
    "Good god, people, how naive can you be?"
    Funny, that was exactly my thoughts when I read your post. Real consoles do multitask to some degree. Next generation even more so. Android isn't slowing down the performance that much, particularly OpenGL. Tegra 3 never had a fast GPU, only good marketing and decent drivers.

    Quote Originally Posted by brent View Post
    What's going on with you people? The performance characteristics of Tegra 3 are very well known. Did anyone actually expect miracles?
    ^ This.

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    I wasn't impressed with Ouya at all when I saw the kickstarter for it. This seems about in line with what I expected of it, mediocre hardware/performance. Project Shield looks like a much better contender for the Android-based gaming device market.

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    I think the headline here is far overblown.

    I was never expecting a whole lot beyond being a decent HTPC and maybe playing some Mario clones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brent View Post
    The performance characteristics of Tegra 3 are very well known.
    Well known to suck. It will play Angry Birds and other android games, that's all i ever thought would happen.

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