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.

Rockchip RK3288Apple A6
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MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (compare)2600 MHz10 / 10
» Rockchip RK32881800 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8161 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3188 (compare)1800 MHz4 / 4
Apple A6x (compare)1400 MHz2
Apple A61000 MHz2
Apple S5 (compare)2 / 2
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Amlogic AML8726-MX (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK3168 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz (compare)1200 MHz1 / 1
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz (compare)1200 MHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz (compare)1000 MHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz (compare)900 MHz1 / 1
CSR8670 (compare)80 MHz2
unknown (compare)
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (compare)2600 MHz10 / 10
Rockchip RK32881800 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8161 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3188 (compare)1800 MHz4 / 4
Apple A6x (compare)1400 MHz2
» Apple A61000 MHz2
Apple S5 (compare)2 / 2
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Amlogic AML8726-MX (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK3168 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz (compare)1200 MHz1 / 1
ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz (compare)1200 MHz1 / 1
Telechips TCC8803 1GHz (compare)1000 MHz1 / 1
Loongson 2F 900MHz (compare)900 MHz1 / 1
CSR8670 (compare)80 MHz2
unknown (compare)
1800 MHz1000 MHz
4 / 42
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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)
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 (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
A6 +
1648 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1909     avg: 2183     median: 2182.5 (4%)     max: 2456 Points
58%
A6 +
1273 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 698     avg: 779     median: 778.5 (16%)     max: 859 Points
91%
A6 +
min: 701     avg: 706     median: 705.5 (14%)     max: 710 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
A6 +
min: 484.05     avg: 530     median: 529.5 (18%)     max: 574.95 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
A6 +
min: 309.38     avg: 337     median: 337.3 (33%)     max: 365.18 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4753.2     avg: 5809     median: 5790 (10%)     max: 6883.7 ms
84%
A6 +
14535 ms (24%)
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 - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
A6 +
935 ms (9%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5967     avg: 6798     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)