Rockchip RK3288 vs Apple A6x vs Rockchip RK3188

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.

Rockchip RK3188

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The Rockchip RK3188 is a fast ARM SoC primarily designed for tablets. It integrates four ARM Cortex A9 cores with NEON extension and a clock speed of up to 1.8 GHz, a Mali-400 MP4 graphics card (up to 600 MHz, 24 GFLOPS) and a low-power (LP-)DDR2/DDR3 memory controller. Due to the high clock rates, the performance of the CPU and GPU is superior to other Cortex-A9 quad-cores such as the Nvidia Tegra 3 and Samsung Exynos 4412. These high frequencies are possible due to the 28nm process (TSMC). However, this results in high power consumption and is thus not suited for compact smartphones.

Rockchip RK3288Apple A6xRockchip RK3188
Apple
: Cortex-A9
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 910T1800 MHz4 / 4
» Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
HiSilicon Kirin 9101600 MHz4 / 4
Renesas MP52321500 MHz2 / 2
Broadcom BCM21664T1200 MHz2 / 2
Marvell PXA9861200 MHz2 / 2
NXP i.MX 6SLL1000 MHz1 / 1
WonderMedia PRIZM WM89501000 MHz1 / 1
1800 MHz1400 MHz1800 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 2.0Mali-400 MP4 (600 MHz), DDR2/DDR3 Memory Controller (max. 2 GByte)
iGPUARM Mali-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP4 (600 MHz)
RK3288 RK3188
Cortex-A9

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
A6x +
8647 Points (6%)
min: 5828     avg: 7773     median: 7936 (5%)     max: 8887 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
A6x +
8627 Points (20%)
min: 5434     avg: 7724     median: 8025.5 (18%)     max: 8812 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
15496 Points (31%)
57%
A6x +
8850 Points (18%)
min: 9142     avg: 9821     median: 9821 (20%)     max: 10500 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
A6x +
1012 Points (10%)
min: 182     avg: 320     median: 272 (3%)     max: 506 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
A6x +
2053 Points (25%)
min: 326     avg: 687     median: 803 (10%)     max: 933 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
A6x +
2262 Points (11%)
min: 1769     avg: 2044     median: 2035 (10%)     max: 2328 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
A6x +
1330 Points (14%)
min: 924     avg: 1123     median: 1104 (12%)     max: 1341 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
A6x +
1768 Points (14%)
min: 1130     avg: 1275     median: 1182 (10%)     max: 1512 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1909     avg: 2183     median: 2182.5 (23%)     max: 2456 Points
65%
A6x +
1424 Points (15%)
min: 1316     avg: 1410     median: 1421 (15%)     max: 1493 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 698     avg: 779     median: 778.5 (23%)     max: 859 Points
100%
A6x +
781 Points (23%)
min: 476     avg: 499     median: 504 (15%)     max: 516 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
A6x +
654 MFLOPS (22%)
min: 130.044     avg: 131     median: 131.1 (4%)     max: 132.08 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
A6x +
382 MFLOPS (37%)
min: 54.937     avg: 57.2     median: 57.2 (6%)     max: 59.372 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4753.2     avg: 5809     median: 5790 (10%)     max: 6883.7 ms
13698 ms (23%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 745     avg: 746     median: 745.7 (8%)     max: 746.4 ms
min: 849.2     avg: 1179     median: 1239.8 (14%)     max: 1387.7 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
A6x +
895 ms (8%)
min: 701.9     avg: 986     median: 1086 (10%)     max: 1169.6 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5967     avg: 6798     median: 7107 (14%)     max: 7319 Points
min: 3092     avg: 3094     median: 3093.5 (6%)     max: 3095 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
5287 points (12%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
min: 7505     avg: 7723     median: 7807 (51%)     max: 7856
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 2139     avg: 14154     median: 19571 (46%)     max: 20752
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
47100 Points (16%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 179     avg: 329     median: 374 (11%)     max: 434 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 10329     avg: 11213     median: 11588 (38%)     max: 11722 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9258     avg: 10743     median: 10965 (2%)     max: 11782 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3888 Points (26%)

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3288 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Apple A6x → 94%

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3188 → 75%

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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)