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Developer runs 3D benchmark program on Ouya, finds mixed results

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James Coote, a developer working on an Ouya game called Executive Star, ran the benchmarking program 3DMark on the Android-based Ouya console last week and published the results in a video available on his YouTube channel.

The fledgling console and its Nvidia Tegra 3 processor earned an average score of 4077 on the tests, according to data posted on 3DMark developer Futuremark's website. For comparison, Samsung's recently-revealed Galaxy S4 smartphone ranked third on Futuremark's list of "Best Mobile Devices April - 2013" with a score of 10760. The Asus Nexus 7 tablet, which was released in 2012 and also includes a Tegra 3 at a resolution of 1280 x 800, scored 3550 and was ranked at 120.

Earlier this year, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman said that the company was working with Nvidia to create the "best Tegra 3 device on the market."

According to the video's description, Coote ran the tests at 1080p resolution, and the console scored 4335 when run at a resolution of 640 x 480. Coote pointed out in the YouTube comments that the software is not optimized for the hardware.

"Remember, it's not optimized for the hardware, which after all, is only a $99 mobile chipset," Coote wrote in the video's comments. "The Ouya comes out significantly better than comparable devices such as the Nexus 7."

You can watch the 12-minute video above to see how the console performed. To learn more about Ouya, be sure to check out Polygon's recent hands-on impressions.