Rockchip RK3168 vs Rockchip RK3288 vs Apple A6

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.

Rockchip RK3288

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The Rockchip RK3288 is a mid-range ARM SoC for Android and Chrome OS mobile systems. It integrates four Cortex-A12 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. ARM calls these cores Cortex-A17 due to them having very similar performance levels. The SoC includes an ARM Mali-T760 MP4 (also called Mali-T764) GPU clocked at 600 MHz and a dual-channel DDR3, DDR3L, LPDDR2, LPDDR3 memory controller.

The ARM Cortex-A12 is the successor to the Cortex-A9 and is based on a 32 Bit ARMv7-A microarchitecture. A single A12 core should be roughly 40 % more powerful than an A9 core according to ARM.

The integrated video engine supports encoding of H.264, VP8, and MVC videos up to 1080p. Decoding is supported for videos up to 4K H.264 and 10 Bit H.265.

The chip is manufactured under a 28 nm HKMG process.

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.

Rockchip RK3168Rockchip RK3288Apple A6
Apple
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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
1200 MHz1800 MHz1000 MHz
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PowerVR SGX 540 (400 MHz), DDR2/DDR3 Memory ControllerARM MAli-T624 at 600 MHz, dedicated 2D processor, 1080P H.264, VP8, MVC encoding, 4K H.264 and 10 Bits H.265 decoding, 1080p multi video decode, Dual-channel DDR3(L) memory controller, HDMI 2.0
iGPUPowerVR SGX540 (400 MHz)ARM Mali-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)
RK3168 RK3288

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
15496 Points (18%)
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 (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
A6 +
1648 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1909     avg: 2182.5     median: 2182 (3%)     max: 2456 Points
58%
A6 +
1273 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 698     avg: 778.5     median: 778 (16%)     max: 859 Points
91%
A6 +
min: 701     avg: 705.5     median: 705 (14%)     max: 710 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
A6 +
min: 484     avg: 529.5     median: 529 (18%)     max: 574 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
A6 +
min: 309     avg: 337.3     median: 337 (33%)     max: 365 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4753     avg: 5809     median: 5790 (10%)     max: 6883 ms
84%
A6 +
14535.3 ms (24%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 745     avg: 745.7     median: 745 (8%)     max: 746 ms
100%
A6 +
min: 714     avg: 722.1     median: 722 (8%)     max: 730 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
A6 +
935.4 ms (9%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5967     avg: 6797.7     median: 7107 (14%)     max: 7319 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
47100 Points (16%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
A6 +
24996 Points (3%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3888 Points (20%)

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3288 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Apple A6 → 96%

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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)