Rockchip RK3288 vs MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz vs Apple A6x

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.

MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz

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The MediaTek MT8163 V/A 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 1.5 GHz. Furthermore, an ARM Mali-T720 MP2 graphics card clocked at 600 MHz, a DDR3x32 1600Mbps memory controller, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and FM are integrated in the SoC.

The similar named MediaTek MT8163 V/B is the slower clocked version, with a CPU clock o up to 1.3 GHz (-6%) and GPU of up to 520 MHz (-13%).

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

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 RK3288MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHzApple A6x
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MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X2600 MHz10 / 10
» Rockchip RK32881800 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
Apple A6x1400 MHz2
Apple A61000 MHz2
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
» MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
Apple A6x1400 MHz2
Apple A61000 MHz2
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
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
» Apple A6x1400 MHz2
Apple A61000 MHz2
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
1800 MHz1500 MHz1400 MHz
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28 28 32
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 2.0DDR3x32 memory controller 1600Mbps, T720 [email protected], internal Display up to 1366x768, HMID up to 1080p, H.265 1080p video decode, 13MP image signal processor, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, embedded GPS module, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio support, ARM TrustZone
iGPUARM Mali-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)ARM Mali-T720 MP2 (600 MHz)
RK3288

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
A6x +
8647 Points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
A6x +
8627 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
15496 Points (18%)
min: 9926     avg: 10699     median: 10699 (12%)     max: 11472 Points
57%
A6x +
8850 Points (10%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 768     avg: 856.5     median: 856 (18%)     max: 945 Points
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 (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
A6x +
1768 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1909     avg: 2182.5     median: 2182 (3%)     max: 2456 Points
65%
A6x +
1424 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 698     avg: 778.5     median: 778 (16%)     max: 859 Points
100%
A6x +
781 Points (16%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 549     avg: 636     median: 636 (10%)     max: 723 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1553     avg: 1781     median: 1781 (3%)     max: 2009 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
A6x +
654.3 MFLOPS (22%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
A6x +
382.4 MFLOPS (37%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4753     avg: 5809     median: 5790 (10%)     max: 6883 ms
min: 12549     avg: 14060.4     median: 14060 (24%)     max: 15571 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 745     avg: 745.7     median: 745 (8%)     max: 746 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
A6x +
895.3 ms (8%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5967     avg: 6797.7     median: 7107 (14%)     max: 7319 Points
min: 2972     avg: 3261     median: 3261 (6%)     max: 3550 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
47100 Points (16%)
min: 33452     avg: 37815.5     median: 37815 (13%)     max: 42179 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3888 Points (20%)
4576 Points (23%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
2133 Points (17%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
1923 Points (8%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 3071     avg: 3247.5     median: 3247 (27%)     max: 3424 Points

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3288 → 100%

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz → 91%

Average Benchmarks Apple A6x → 94%

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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)