Apple A6 vs MediaTek MT8161

Apple A6

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The Apple A6 is a dual-core SoC found in the iPhone 5 with ARM compatible CPU cores. The A6 was developed by Apple and supports the extended ARMv7s instruction set. The clock rate of the CPU is between 800 to 1200 MHz depending on the CPU load. The integrated GPU is a PowerVR SGX543MP3 at 266 MHz.

MediaTek MT8161

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The MediaTek MT8161 is an ARM based entry-level to mid-range SoC for (Android based) tablets. It offers four ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores (quad-core) that are clocked with up to 1.3 GHz. Furthermore, an ARM Mali-720 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (e.g., accessing 1 GB in the Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50), Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band 802.11 b/g/n are integrated in the SoC.

The performance is situated in the entry level of 2015 and often similar to the Kirin 910T (see benchmark below).

Apple A6MediaTek MT8161
Apple Mediatek
: Cortex-A53
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (compare)2600 MHz10 / 10
Rockchip RK3288 (compare)1800 MHz4 / 4
Apple A6x (compare)1400 MHz2
» Apple A61000 MHz2
Apple S5 (compare)2 / 2
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Amlogic AML8726-MX (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK3168 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz (compare)1200 MHz1 / 1
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz (compare)1200 MHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz (compare)1000 MHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz (compare)900 MHz1 / 1
CSR8670 (compare)80 MHz2
unknown (compare)
HiSilicon Kirin 935 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 659 (compare)2360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 658 (compare)2350 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 655 (compare)2100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 650 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 930 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 620 (compare)1200 MHz8 / 8
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
» MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Marvell Armada PXA1908 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
1000 MHz1300 MHz
24 / 4
32 28
Cortex-A53
LP-DDR3 memory controller, 1080p video encode, 1080p video decode, embedded GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou module, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio support, ARM Jazelle, ARM TrustZone
iGPUARM Mali-T720 MP2

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
A6 +
7961 Points (5%)
8693 Points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
A6 +
7816 Points (9%)
8398 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
9598 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
A6 +
940 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
A6 +
1867 Points (17%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
A6 +
2114 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
A6 +
1261 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
A6 +
1648 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
A6 +
1273 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
A6 +
min: 701     avg: 706     median: 705.5 (14%)     max: 710 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1838 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
616 Points (13%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
A6 +
min: 484.05     avg: 530     median: 529.5 (18%)     max: 574.95 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
A6 +
min: 309.38     avg: 337     median: 337.3 (33%)     max: 365.18 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
A6 +
14535 ms (24%)
24610 ms (41%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
A6 +
min: 714     avg: 722     median: 722.1 (8%)     max: 730.1 ms
1713 ms (19%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
A6 +
935 ms (9%)
1654 ms (16%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
2510 Points (5%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
911 Points (24%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1398 Points (31%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1866 Points (25%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
7512 points (17%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
26820 Points (27%)
AndEBench - Java
768 Iter./s (24%)
AndEBench - Native
7742 Iter./s (25%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
A6 +
24996 Points (3%)
43768 Points (6%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3396 Points (17%)

Average Benchmarks Apple A6 → 100%

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT8161 → 103%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)