Rockchip RK3288 vs Apple A6x vs MediaTek MT8161
Rockchip RK3288► remove
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► remove
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).
MediaTek MT8161► remove
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 RK3288||Apple A6x||MediaTek MT8161|
|1800 MHz||1400 MHz||1300 MHz|
|4 / 4||2||4 / 4|
|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||LP-DDR3 memory controller, 1080p video encode, 1080p video decode, embedded GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou module, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio support, ARM Jazelle, ARM TrustZone|
|iGPU||ARM Mali-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)||ARM Mali-T720 MP2|