Is the Asus Infinity Tablet Good for Gamers?


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Technology reviewers for TechRadar, The Verge and Laptop all rate the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 highly in terms of gaming performance. Despite scoring lower on popular benchmarking applications than other tablets in its category, reviewers for all three websites reported smooth gaming experiences even on the most resource-demanding games.

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Laptop notes that when benchmarked using An3DBench, the Infinity exceeded the category average of 7,196 points. At 7,942 points, it trailed behind the ASUS Transformer Prime and the Toshiba Excite 10, which scored 8,050 and 10,006, respectively. It noted, however, that the tablet held up well to its competitors in real-life testing, handling games like "Grand Theft Auto 3: 10-Year Anniversary Edition" and "Shadowgun" without any noticeable slowdowns.

The ASUS Infinity tablet owes its incredible performance at running games to the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. The Tegra 3 comes integrated with an ultra-low-power GeForce graphics processor, which can crunch through 3D graphics data three times faster than the Tegra 2. Given the tablet's fantastic performance at running 3D games, TechRadar's reviewer even ventured that it offered a viable alternative to console gaming.

In addition to its outstanding performance when running 3D games, the Infinity also excels as a casual gaming platform. Access to a wide range of casual games through Google Play and Nvidia's TegraZone spoils gamers for choice in terms of available games.

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