Marvell PXA986 vs Rockchip RK3188

Marvell PXA986

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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.

Rockchip RK3188

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The Rockchip RK3188 is a fast ARM SoC primarily designed for tablets. It integrates four ARM Cortex A9 cores with NEON extension and a clock speed of up to 1.8 GHz, a Mali-400 MP4 graphics card (up to 600 MHz, 24 GFLOPS) and a low-power (LP-)DDR2/DDR3 memory controller. Due to the high clock rates, the performance of the CPU and GPU is superior to other Cortex-A9 quad-cores such as the Nvidia Tegra 3 and Samsung Exynos 4412. These high frequencies are possible due to the 28nm process (TSMC). However, this results in high power consumption and is thus not suited for compact smartphones.

Marvell PXA986Rockchip RK3188
Marvell Technology Group
Cortex-A9Cortex-A9
: Cortex-A9
HiSilicon Kirin 910T compare1800 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
HiSilicon Kirin 910 compare1600 MHz4 / 4
Renesas MP5232 compare1500 MHz2 / 2
Broadcom BCM21664T compare1200 MHz2 / 2
» Marvell PXA9861200 MHz2 / 2
NXP i.MX 6SLL compare1000 MHz1 / 1
WonderMedia PRIZM WM8950 compare1000 MHz1 / 1
HiSilicon Kirin 910T compare1800 MHz4 / 4
» Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
HiSilicon Kirin 910 compare1600 MHz4 / 4
Renesas MP5232 compare1500 MHz2 / 2
Broadcom BCM21664T compare1200 MHz2 / 2
Marvell PXA9861200 MHz2 / 2
NXP i.MX 6SLL compare1000 MHz1 / 1
WonderMedia PRIZM WM8950 compare1000 MHz1 / 1
1200 MHz1800 MHz
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Marvell Technology Group PXA986 RK3188
Mali-400 MP4 (600 MHz), DDR2/DDR3 Memory Controller (max. 2 GByte)
iGPUARM Mali-400 MP4 (600 MHz)

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 2623     avg: 2874     median: 2740 (2%)     max: 3258 Points
min: 5828     avg: 7773     median: 7936 (5%)     max: 8887 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 2709     avg: 2985     median: 2985 (4%)     max: 3261 Points
min: 5434     avg: 7724     median: 8025.5 (10%)     max: 8812 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
3675 Points (4%)
min: 9142     avg: 9821     median: 9821 (11%)     max: 10500 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 437     avg: 440     median: 439.5 (4%)     max: 442 Points
min: 182     avg: 320     median: 272 (2%)     max: 506 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 1337     avg: 1448     median: 1448 (13%)     max: 1559 Points
min: 326     avg: 687     median: 803 (7%)     max: 933 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 1275     avg: 1284     median: 1284 (3%)     max: 1293 Points
min: 1769     avg: 2044     median: 2035 (4%)     max: 2328 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 709     avg: 720     median: 720 (1%)     max: 731 Points
min: 924     avg: 1123     median: 1104 (2%)     max: 1341 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 1005     avg: 1035     median: 1034.5 (3%)     max: 1064 Points
min: 1130     avg: 1275     median: 1182 (3%)     max: 1512 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 631     avg: 647     median: 646.5 (1%)     max: 662
min: 1316     avg: 1410     median: 1421 (3%)     max: 1493
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 376     avg: 380     median: 379.5 (8%)     max: 383
min: 476     avg: 499     median: 504 (10%)     max: 516
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 73.654     avg: 74.3     median: 74 (3%)     max: 75.268 MFLOPS
min: 130.044     avg: 131     median: 131.1 (4%)     max: 132.08 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 39.826     avg: 41.6     median: 41.4 (4%)     max: 43.686 MFLOPS
min: 54.937     avg: 57.2     median: 57.2 (6%)     max: 59.372 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 23940.7     avg: 25315     median: 25314.6 (43%)     max: 26688.5 ms
13698 ms (23%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1427.6     avg: 1607     median: 1623.5 (18%)     max: 1770.5 ms
min: 849.2     avg: 1179     median: 1239.8 (14%)     max: 1387.7 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1453.3     avg: 1531     median: 1530.9 (15%)     max: 1608.4 ms
min: 701.9     avg: 986     median: 1086 (10%)     max: 1169.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
1448 Points (2%)
min: 3092     avg: 3094     median: 3093.5 (5%)     max: 3095 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
min: 3257     avg: 3515     median: 3514.5 (8%)     max: 3772 points
5287 points (12%)
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
2945 Points (19%)
min: 7505     avg: 7723     median: 7807 (51%)     max: 7856 Points
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
min: 11051     avg: 11392     median: 11392 (26%)     max: 11733 Points
min: 2139     avg: 14154     median: 19571 (46%)     max: 20752 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
min: 137     avg: 160     median: 159 (5%)     max: 184 Iter./s
min: 179     avg: 329     median: 374 (11%)     max: 434 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 4077     avg: 4208     median: 4266 (14%)     max: 4281 Iter./s
min: 10329     avg: 11213     median: 11588 (38%)     max: 11722 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 3273     avg: 3820     median: 3976 (1%)     max: 4210 Points
min: 9258     avg: 10743     median: 10965 (1%)     max: 11782 Points

Average Benchmarks Marvell PXA986 → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3188 → 180% n=22

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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)