Nvidia Shield Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Wait..whaaat? I am sure that some of you have a big question mark over their heads right now. What is this Nvidia Shield Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 nonsense? Well, let’s see… First of all, Nvidia Shield Tablet was launched a while ago, I have one but I didn’t had the time to give you guys a review. And honestly, I wasn’t so keen on doing that, since Nvidia Shield Tablet is mainly a device for gamers. I mean… Do you remember the original Nvidia Shield? And do you remember Nvidia Tegra Note? Well, imagine that Nvidia locked those two into a room, and 9 months later… boom! Nvidia Shield Tablet was born. Ok, maybe it didn’t happen quite like that, but you get what I am trying to say.
On the other hand, we have Samsung Galaxy Note 4… you know it, Samsung’s flagship, the 4th in a series that changed the way in which we look at smartphones, stuff like that. Well, I have bestowed my wisdom regarding Note 4 on my faithful romanian readers, but I didn’t manage to share my opinion regarding Galaxy Note 4 with you guys, and now I am determined to repent for that mistake.
Ok, both devices are interesting and famous, but then again… why I am discussing them in the same article? Well, this is where the fun starts… Two months ago, Nvidia filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcomm, regarding an alleged use by the two giants of Nvidia’s GPU technology, without proper compensation to Nvidia. You know me, I don’t like speculations, and I don’t like to discuss patents lawsuits in general. It’s a side of the business I am not interested in and I trust the US judicial system to properly settle such affairs.
However, a few days ago things got interesting, when Samsung sued back Nvidia, also claiming some alleged patent infringement (which, again, I am not interested in) but also another nice, sweet and interesting cherry… It just so happens that Samsung insisted that Nvidia’s claim that the SHIELD tablet, with its Tegra K1 processor, has “the world’s fastest mobile processor” is false and misleading. Samsung alleges that its Exynos 5433 processor is faster on a couple benchmarks. Well, hold on now skipper, I might not care about patent infringement claims, but when it comes to performance, benchmark is my middle name. Ok, my second middle name, after Monstru.
And guess what big bad Monstru has just here in the LAB501 headquarters… Hue, hue, hue… Have you guessed it yet? Your favorite bearded figure has both Galaxy Note 4 and Nvidia Shield Tablet. And when manufacturers make claims about performance, I sometimes like to remind them that we don’t care about the numbers they got in their test. Because we can test for ourselves. So… Samsung claims Exynos 5433 is faster than Tegra K1, and of course, Nvidia claims that their Tegra K1 is the mobile king. Who’s right? Let’s …get…. reaaaaady to ruuuuumble !!!!!