Rockchip RK3168 vs Rockchip RK3288 vs Apple A6
Rockchip RK3168► remove from comparison
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► remove from comparison
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► remove from comparison
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 RK3168||Rockchip RK3288||Apple A6|
|1200 MHz||1800 MHz||1000 MHz|
|2 / 2||4 / 4||2|
|PowerVR SGX 540 (400 MHz), DDR2/DDR3 Memory Controller||ARM 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|
|iGPU||PowerVR SGX540 (400 MHz)||ARM Mali-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)|