Rockchip RK3288 vs Apple A6

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.

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HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4
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Amlogic AML8726-MX compare1.5 GHz2 / 2
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Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz compare1.2 GHz1 / 1
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Telechips TCC8803 1GHz compare1 GHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz compare0.9 GHz1 / 1
CSR8670 compare0.08 GHz2
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Apple A6x compare1.4 GHz2
» Apple A61 GHz2
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HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz compare1.5 GHz2 / 2
Amlogic AML8726-MX compare1.5 GHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK3168 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz compare1.2 GHz1 / 1
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz compare1.2 GHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz compare1 GHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz compare0.9 GHz1 / 1
CSR8670 compare0.08 GHz2
DK3.5+ST compare2
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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
iGPUARM Mali-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARM
RK3288

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 A6 +
7961 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 A6 +
7816 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 RK3288 +
15496 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 A6 +
940 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 A6 +
1867 Points (17%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 A6 +
2114 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 A6 +
1261 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 A6 +
1648 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1909     avg: 2183     median: 2182.5 (4%)     max: 2456
58%
A6 +
1273 (2%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 698     avg: 779     median: 778.5 (16%)     max: 859
91%
A6 +
min: 701     avg: 706     median: 705.5 (14%)     max: 710
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
100%
1 A6 +
min: 484.05     avg: 530     median: 529.5 (18%)     max: 574.95 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
100%
1 A6 +
min: 309.38     avg: 337     median: 337.3 (33%)     max: 365.18 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 4753.2     avg: 5809     median: 5790 (10%)     max: 6883.7 ms
84%
A6 +
14535 ms (24%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 745     avg: 746     median: 745.7 (8%)     max: 746.4 ms
100%
A6 +
min: 714     avg: 722     median: 722.1 (8%)     max: 730.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 A6 +
935 ms (9%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 RK3288 +
min: 5967     avg: 6798     median: 7107 (11%)     max: 7319 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 RK3288 +
47100 Points (16%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 A6 +
24996 Points (3%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 RK3288 +
3888 Points (19%)

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3288 → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks Apple A6 → 83% n=4

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)