Rockchip RK3168 vs Rockchip RK3288 vs MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X

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.

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.

Rockchip RK3168Rockchip RK3288MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
Mediatek
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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 MHz2600 MHz
2 / 24 / 410 / 10
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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 2.02x 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-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)ARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 875 MHz)
RK3168 RK3288Mediatek MT6797X

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8427 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
8496 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
15496 Points (18%)
min: 9771     avg: 10914.8     median: 10713 (12%)     max: 12462 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1372     avg: 1626     median: 1702 (21%)     max: 1804 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1547     avg: 1709     median: 1709 (33%)     max: 1871 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1909     avg: 2182.5     median: 2182 (3%)     max: 2456 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 698     avg: 778.5     median: 778 (16%)     max: 859 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1352     avg: 1632.3     median: 1690 (27%)     max: 1797 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3590     avg: 4554.3     median: 4781 (8%)     max: 5064 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4753     avg: 5809     median: 5790 (10%)     max: 6883 ms
min: 4261     avg: 7150.2     median: 7244 (12%)     max: 9850 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 745     avg: 745.7     median: 745 (8%)     max: 746 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5967     avg: 6797.7     median: 7107 (14%)     max: 7319 Points
min: 5909     avg: 6942.5     median: 6031 (12%)     max: 9798 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
47100 Points (16%)
75939 Points (26%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
159874 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3888 Points (20%)
min: 4922     avg: 5352.5     median: 5252 (27%)     max: 5984 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
2807 Points (23%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
2598 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 4077     avg: 4426.5     median: 4467 (37%)     max: 4695 Points

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3288 → 100%

Average Benchmarks MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X → 103%

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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)