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Marvell PXA986

Marvell Technology Group PXA986

The Marvell PXA986 is an ARM based dual-core SoC for smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It contains two Cortex-A9 CPU cores usually clocked around 1.2 GHz and a Vivante GC1000 graphics card. The integrated video processor is able to handle 720p30 content in H.263, H.264 BP and MPEG4 SP encoding. Furthermore, a GSM/EDGE/WCDMA/HSDPA radio is included in the chip.

SeriesMarvell Technology Group
CodenameCortex-A9
Clock Rate1200 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date08/14/2012
Product Link (external)Marvell Technology Group PXA986

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1448     avg: 1448 (3.83%)     max: 1448 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 23940.7     avg: 25314.6 (58.38%)     max: 26688.5 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 631     avg: 646.5 (4.2%)     max: 662 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 376     avg: 379.5 (8.14%)     max: 383 Points
AndEBench: Java
0% 100%
min: 137     avg: 160 (9.89%)     max: 184 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
0% 100%
min: 4077     avg: 4208 (16.01%)     max: 4281 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 3675     avg: 3675 (1.26%)     max: 3675 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2709     avg: 2985 (6.26%)     max: 3261 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2623     avg: 2873.7 (5.31%)     max: 3258 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 3273     avg: 3819.7 (4.61%)     max: 4210 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 11051     avg: 11392 (26.49%)     max: 11733 points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 2945     avg: 2945 (19.14%)     max: 2945 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 437     avg: 439.5 (3.99%)     max: 442 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1337     avg: 1448 (13.35%)     max: 1559 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1275     avg: 1284 (7.45%)     max: 1293 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 709     avg: 720 (4.16%)     max: 731 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1005     avg: 1034.5 (6.7%)     max: 1064 Points
Sunspider: 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1427.6     avg: 1607.2 (60.08%)     max: 1770.5 ms*
Sunspider: 0.9.1 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1453.3     avg: 1530.9 (86.29%)     max: 1608.4 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
0% 100%
min: 3257     avg: 3514.5 (14.62%)     max: 3772 points
Linpack Android / IOS: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 73.654     avg: 74.3 (2.81%)     max: 75.268 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 39.826     avg: 41.6 (3.38%)     max: 43.686 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Linpack Android / IOS in comparison
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
7.4 
...
Mediatek MT6577
38.5 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
40.7 
OMAP 4430
40.7 
Marvell Technology Group PXA986
41.6 
Mediatek MT8377
42.6 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
43.2 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q
44.1 
...
Apple A8X (max)
1021.1 

Reviews for the Marvell Technology Group PXA986 processor

HP Slate 10 HD 3500eg (Vivante Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, 10.0")
» Review HP Slate 10 HD 3500eg Tablet - Review
» HP Slate 10 HD 3603eg - External Review

HP Slate 7 HD ( unknown, 7.0")
» HP Slate 7 HD - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch (Vivante Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, 7.0")
» Review Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210 Tablet - Review
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite (Vivante Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, 7.0")
» Review Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite Tablet - Review
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» Apple A8X
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB + 4 MB
» Apple A8
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Kirin 925
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA1088
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm S2 MSM8255
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» A10
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A4
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» A13
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» WM8950
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ATM7029
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
- Mediatek MT8312
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
- MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
- Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
+ AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4 GHz
   1.4 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 353
   0.9 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-24)