The review puts a huge smile on my face because of the great game performance. On my rk3188 archos gamepad 2, exiles has an outside framerate of about 5 (Seriously) , he says it runs great on this device. Which is also true with other videos and t764 benchmarks. The gaming performance for android games is literally 6 - 8 times higher, and that does not take the lower resolution into account even! I saw video of icestorm benchmark on youtube, where framerate went from about 10, to more then 45 between the two devices. The difference between mali 400 mp4 and t-764 is seriously insane. ANother fact, to indicate the huge gap: triangle performance went from 55 million per second to 1300 million (!).
Ad in the screen resolution and this thing has insane game performance, can be seen in video too, it sends everything from nvidia shield to galaxy s5 and xperia z2 crying to mommy in terms of framerates. Just for fun, can the reviewer (who apparently has an xperia ultra tablet) run some graphic benchmarks on both devices and compare the fps results? I am almost sure this will actually perform (much) better since the GPU slaughters the adreno 330 used in all of 2014 ultra-high-end devices on paper on same resolution devices, and the screen resolution is only half...
Also, a correction on the video: the CPU is not just a speed bump! The 3188 used cortex a9 cores. The 3288 uses a12 (not a17 what they said) cores. A12 cores *At the same clock speed* are about 40% faster than a9 cores. So factoring in the slight bump in clock speed, CPU performance is about 50% higher, not just a little bit, because they also put in a newer architecture!
I am definitely one of the people who can live with the sticks, and the archos became quite hot also, I found it actually felt pretty good once I stopped worrying about wether or not the device could handle it after a few weeks ^_^
In other words: I can't wait till this thing arrives, I bought exiles and modern combat 5 on the play store but couldn't play them at all due to crap graphics performance, whereas here they run at 30 or probably even 60 fps flat on high(est) settings, so hallllllleeeejuuuuhah! I can't wait to actually finally be able to play exiles!
Oh other nice thing: if oyu have 4k screen, the HDMI port can actually output 4k video signal to it! SO you can game in 4k then
The rk3288 also comes with a 4k video decoder for all common formats (I believe 60 fps even). It's a monster in all possible ways. It's *insane*. That's also why it gets a bit hot... the only way for them to prevent that was to include a desktop style fan like the shield portable, bu tthat would kill portability...
I want it. I want it. Goddamnit
I hope my package arrives soon!
Glad to hear Procyon is also happy with it