Rockchip RK3168 vs MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X vs ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz

Rockchip RK3168

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The Rockchip RK3168 is a low-end ARM SoC designed primarily for smartphones. It integrates two Cortex-A9 CPU cores with NEON extension, a PowerVR SGX 540 graphics card (400 MHz) and a memory controller for low-power (LP-) DDR2/DDR3. The performance should be comparable to other similarly clocked Cortex-A9 SoCs such as the Samsung Exynos 4210. Thanks to its 28nm manufacturing, the RK3168 is relatively power efficient and should enable longer battery life.

MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X

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The Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X is an upper mainstream ARM SoC for smartphones (mainly Android based). It is manufactured in a 20 nm process and is equipped with 10 CPU cores. Two fast Cortex-A72 cores are running at up to 2.6 GHz (performance), four Cortex-A53 cores at up to 2 GHz (balanced) and four Cortex-A53 cores at up to 1.6 GHz (efficiency). All cores support 64-bit and the utilization of three clusters is supposed to improve efficiency according to Mediatek. The two A72 cores are only designed for short "Burst-Performance scenarios" according to Mediatek and are probably not used for sustained workloads. Compared to the similar named MT6797, the MT6797X was introduced later and offers higher clock speeds for CPU and GPU.

The integrated ARM Mali T880 MP4 (according to Wikipedia) GPU is clocked at up to 875 MHz and has four cluster (from 16) from the Midgard (4th Gen) architecture.

The chip also includes an LTE modem (Cat. 6 300/50 Mbps, DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, EDGE, CDMA2000, ...) as well as a WLAN 802.11ac (280 Mbps) modem. GPS/Glonass/BeiDou is supported for location. The integrated video encoder can handle up to 4Kx2K H.265 at 30 fps and HDR. The SoC can also decode H.265, H.264 and VP9 in 4K30. 

Power Consumption

The processor is manufactured in a 20 nm process at TSMC and should have an average power consumption under load.

ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz

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Rockchip RK3168MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797XARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
Mediatek Mediatek Helio 20
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Rockchip RK32881.8 GHz4 / 4
Apple S62 / 2
Apple A6x1.4 GHz2
Apple A61 GHz2
Apple S52 / 2
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi36201.2 GHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz1.5 GHz2 / 2
Amlogic AML8726-MX1.5 GHz2 / 2
» Rockchip RK31681.2 GHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz1.2 GHz1 / 1
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz1.2 GHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz1 GHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz0.9 GHz1 / 1
CSR86700.08 GHz2
DK3.5+ST2
unknown
Rockchip RK32881.8 GHz4 / 4
Apple S62 / 2
Apple A6x1.4 GHz2
Apple A61 GHz2
Apple S52 / 2
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi36201.2 GHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz1.5 GHz2 / 2
Amlogic AML8726-MX1.5 GHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK31681.2 GHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz1.2 GHz1 / 1
» ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz1.2 GHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz1 GHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz0.9 GHz1 / 1
CSR86700.08 GHz2
DK3.5+ST2
unknown
1200 MHz2600 MHz1200 MHz
2 / 210 / 101 / 1
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PowerVR SGX 540 (400 MHz), DDR2/DDR3 Memory Controller2x Cortex-A72 2.6 GHz (Performance), 4x Cortex-A53 2 GHz (Balance), 4x Cortex-A53 1.6 GHz (Efficiency)
iGPUPowerVR SGX540 (400 MHz)ARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 875 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
RK3168Mediatek Mediatek Helio 20 MT6797X

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 MT6797X +
8427 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 MT6797X +
8496 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 9771     avg: 10915     median: 10713 (11%)     max: 12462 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 1372     avg: 1626     median: 1702 (21%)     max: 1804 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 1547     avg: 1709     median: 1709 (30%)     max: 1871 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 1352     avg: 1632     median: 1690 (23%)     max: 1797
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 3590     avg: 4554     median: 4781.5 (8%)     max: 5064
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
12 MFLOPS (0%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
12.5 MFLOPS (1%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 4261.4     avg: 7150     median: 7244.2 (12%)     max: 9850.9 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 5909     avg: 6943     median: 6031.5 (10%)     max: 9798 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
1686 points (4%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 MT6797X +
75939 Points (26%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 5405     avg: 6054     median: 6097.5 (19%)     max: 6616 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 23733     avg: 25991     median: 26498.5 (33%)     max: 27232 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 26786     avg: 27756     median: 27779 (9%)     max: 28680 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 44590     avg: 48162     median: 49155 (30%)     max: 49746 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 105872     avg: 107962     median: 107561 (19%)     max: 110854 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 MT6797X +
159874 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 MT6797X +
2807 Points (15%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 MT6797X +
2598 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 4077     avg: 4427     median: 4467 (29%)     max: 4695 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 MT6797X +
min: 4922     avg: 5353     median: 5252 (26%)     max: 5984 Points

Average Benchmarks MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X → NAN% n=

Average Benchmarks ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz → NAN% n=

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)