Rockchip RK3288 vs Apple A6x vs MediaTek MT8161

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 A6x

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The Apple A6x is a dual-core-SoC (System on a Chip) with ARM compatible CPU cores (ARMv7s instruction set). Both can be clocked at up to 1400 MHz depending on the load. It is used in the iPad 4 and compared to the A6 in the iPhone 5, the A6x offers a faster GPU (PowerVR SGX544MP4).

The CPU-Performance of the A6x is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T, while the GPU is about as fast as the Adreno 320.

MediaTek MT8161

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The MediaTek MT8161 is an ARM based entry-level to mid-range SoC for (Android based) tablets. It offers four ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores (quad-core) that are clocked with up to 1.3 GHz. Furthermore, an ARM Mali-720 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (e.g., accessing 1 GB in the Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50), Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band 802.11 b/g/n are integrated in the SoC.

The performance is situated in the entry level of 2015 and often similar to the Kirin 910T (see benchmark below).

Rockchip RK3288Apple A6xMediaTek MT8161
Apple Mediatek
: Cortex-A53
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X2600 MHz10 / 10
» Rockchip RK32881800 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
» 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
HiSilicon Kirin 9352200 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6592360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6582350 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6552100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6502000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 9302000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6201200 MHz8 / 8
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
» MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Marvell Armada PXA19081200 MHz4 / 4
1800 MHz1400 MHz1300 MHz
4 / 424 / 4
28 32 28
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 2.0LP-DDR3 memory controller, 1080p video encode, 1080p video decode, embedded GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou module, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio support, ARM Jazelle, ARM TrustZone
iGPUARM Mali-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)ARM Mali-T720 MP2
RK3288
Cortex-A53

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
A6x +
8647 Points (6%)
8693 Points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
A6x +
8627 Points (10%)
8398 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
15496 Points (18%)
57%
A6x +
8850 Points (10%)
9598 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
A6x +
1012 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
A6x +
2053 Points (19%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
A6x +
2262 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
A6x +
1330 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
A6x +
1768 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1909     avg: 2183     median: 2182.5 (4%)     max: 2456 Points
65%
A6x +
1424 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 698     avg: 779     median: 778.5 (16%)     max: 859 Points
100%
A6x +
781 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1838 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
616 Points (13%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
A6x +
654 MFLOPS (22%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
A6x +
382 MFLOPS (37%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4753.2     avg: 5809     median: 5790 (10%)     max: 6883.7 ms
24610 ms (41%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 745     avg: 746     median: 745.7 (8%)     max: 746.4 ms
1713 ms (19%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
A6x +
895 ms (8%)
1654 ms (16%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5967     avg: 6798     median: 7107 (14%)     max: 7319 Points
2510 Points (5%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
911 Points (24%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1398 Points (31%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1866 Points (25%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
7512 points (17%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
26820 Points (27%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
47100 Points (16%)
AndEBench - Java
768 Iter./s (24%)
AndEBench - Native
7742 Iter./s (25%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
43768 Points (6%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3888 Points (20%)
3396 Points (17%)

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3288 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Apple A6x → 94%

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT8161 → 90%

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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)