MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz vs Apple A6 vs Amlogic AML8726-MX

MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz

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The MediaTek MT8163 V/A 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 1.5 GHz. Furthermore, an ARM Mali-T720 MP2 graphics card clocked at 600 MHz, a DDR3x32 1600Mbps memory controller, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and FM are integrated in the SoC.

The similar named MediaTek MT8163 V/B is the slower clocked version, with a CPU clock o up to 1.3 GHz (-6%) and GPU of up to 520 MHz (-13%).

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

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.

Amlogic AML8726-MX

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The Amlogic AML8726-M is a cheap SoC (System on a Chip) for Android tablets and smartphones. It integrates two ARM Cortex-A9 cores (max. 1,5 GHz) with SIMD extensions and an ARM Mali-400 graphics card. Furthermore, the chip supports hardware decoding of 1080p videos according to Amlogic.

MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHzApple A6Amlogic AML8726-MX
Mediatek Apple
:
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X2600 MHz10 / 10
Rockchip RK32881800 MHz4 / 4
» MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
Apple A6x1400 MHz2
Apple A61000 MHz2
Apple S52 / 2
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi36201200 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz1500 MHz2 / 2
Amlogic AML8726-MX1500 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK31681200 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz1000 MHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz900 MHz1 / 1
CSR867080 MHz2
unknown
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X2600 MHz10 / 10
Rockchip RK32881800 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
Apple A6x1400 MHz2
» Apple A61000 MHz2
Apple S52 / 2
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi36201200 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz1500 MHz2 / 2
Amlogic AML8726-MX1500 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK31681200 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz1000 MHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz900 MHz1 / 1
CSR867080 MHz2
unknown
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X2600 MHz10 / 10
Rockchip RK32881800 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
Apple A6x1400 MHz2
Apple A61000 MHz2
Apple S52 / 2
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi36201200 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz1500 MHz2 / 2
» Amlogic AML8726-MX1500 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK31681200 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz1000 MHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz900 MHz1 / 1
CSR867080 MHz2
unknown
1500 MHz1000 MHz1500 MHz
4 / 422 / 2
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DDR3x32 memory controller 1600Mbps, T720 [email protected], internal Display up to 1366x768, HMID up to 1080p, H.265 1080p video decode, 13MP image signal processor, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, embedded GPS module, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio support, ARM TrustZoneNEON, VFP, Cortex-A9
iGPUARM Mali-T720 MP2 (600 MHz)
512 KB
AML8726-MX

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
A6 +
7961 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
A6 +
7816 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 8790     avg: 10063     median: 9926 (11%)     max: 11472 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
776 Points (10%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 768     avg: 831     median: 781 (15%)     max: 945 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
A6 +
940 Points (8%)
min: 267     avg: 269     median: 268.5 (2%)     max: 270 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
A6 +
1867 Points (17%)
min: 958     avg: 963     median: 963 (9%)     max: 968 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
A6 +
2114 Points (4%)
min: 1409     avg: 1451     median: 1450.5 (3%)     max: 1492 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
A6 +
1261 Points (3%)
min: 825     avg: 840     median: 839.5 (2%)     max: 854 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
A6 +
1648 Points (4%)
min: 1000     avg: 1021     median: 1020.5 (3%)     max: 1041 Points
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 (15%)     max: 710 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 549     avg: 636     median: 636 (10%)     max: 723 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1553     avg: 1781     median: 1781 (3%)     max: 2009 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
134 Points (10%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
375 Points (2%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
A6 +
min: 484.05     avg: 530     median: 529.5 (18%)     max: 574.95 MFLOPS
min: 63.889     avg: 86.6     median: 84.2 (3%)     max: 111.848 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
A6 +
min: 309.38     avg: 337     median: 337.3 (33%)     max: 365.18 MFLOPS
min: 50.747     avg: 57.9     median: 52.9 (5%)     max: 70.095 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 12549.8     avg: 14060     median: 14060.4 (24%)     max: 15571 ms
99%
A6 +
14535 ms (24%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
A6 +
min: 714     avg: 722     median: 722.1 (8%)     max: 730.1 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
A6 +
935 ms (9%)
min: 1242.7     avg: 1336     median: 1251.8 (12%)     max: 1512.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 2972     avg: 3261     median: 3261 (6%)     max: 3550 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 3947     avg: 4055     median: 4055 (9%)     max: 4163 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
min: 4082     avg: 4886     median: 4886 (32%)     max: 5690
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 33452     avg: 37816     median: 37815.5 (13%)     max: 42179 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
A6 +
24996 Points (3%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
2133 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
1923 Points (7%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 3071     avg: 3328     median: 3424 (28%)     max: 3489 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
4576 Points (23%)

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz → 100%

Average Benchmarks Apple A6 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Amlogic AML8726-MX → 61%

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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)