[adsense300gray]Deciding which tablet is the best for gaming in 2014 isn’t an easy task; firstly it is like trying to hit a multiple moving target with all the targets flying in different directions. While tablet technologies are constrained to follow the underlying Moore’s Law of electronic technology development, the fact that their product cycle is at most a year means that there is always something just a little better than the model that we have currently. If your idea of gaming is playing games on an online casino like GamingClub.com/au/casino-games or even playing Candy Crush or Angry Birds, you don’t need a blisteringly fast tablet in order to enjoy them to the full, but if you want to experience the latest blockbuster games that are associated with high end consoles and computers, then you will need to squeeze everything you can from your tablet.

So how do we assess the relative quality of gaming tablets? Recently a new and very powerful comparative test has been devised. It is called the Ice Storm and has been developed by 3DMark. The 3DMark scoring system uses three different tests. Two of them focus on the GPU and one of them on the CPU. The tests can be performed at different graphics resolutions.

EVGA Tegra Note 7Before we list the best performers, it is apparent from this test that in terms of gaming performance, tablets have a huge way to go before they can come even close to high end gaming computers. For instance the Alienware M17 X laptop, which is one of the best gaming laptops on the market, has a 3DMark score of nearly 60,000, while the best tablet, which is the EVGA Tegra Note 7, has a score of just 16,400.

The best of the rest are:

Asus Transformer Pad with a 3DMark of 14,200.

Samsung Galaxy Note with a 3DMark of 13,600

Google Nexus 7 with a 3DMark of 10,679