Rockchip RK3288 vs MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz vs MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X

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).

MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X

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The Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X is an upper mainstream ARM SoC for smartphones (mainly Android based). It is manufactured in a 20 nm process and is equipped with 10 CPU cores. Two fast Cortex-A72 cores are running at up to 2.6 GHz (performance), four Cortex-A53 cores at up to 2 GHz (balanced) and four Cortex-A53 cores at up to 1.6 GHz (efficiency). All cores support 64-bit and the utilization of three clusters is supposed to improve efficiency according to Mediatek. The two A72 cores are only designed for short "Burst-Performance scenarios" according to Mediatek and are probably not used for sustained workloads. Compared to the similar named MT6797, the MT6797X was introduced later and offers higher clock speeds for CPU and GPU.

The integrated ARM Mali T880 MP4 (according to Wikipedia) GPU is clocked at up to 875 MHz and has four cluster (from 16) from the Midgard (4th Gen) architecture.

The chip also includes an LTE modem (Cat. 6 300/50 Mbps, DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, EDGE, CDMA2000, ...) as well as a WLAN 802.11ac (280 Mbps) modem. GPS/Glonass/BeiDou is supported for location. The integrated video encoder can handle up to 4Kx2K H.265 at 30 fps and HDR. The SoC can also decode H.265, H.264 and VP9 in 4K30. 

Power Consumption

The processor is manufactured in a 20 nm process at TSMC and should have an average power consumption under load.

Rockchip RK3288MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHzMediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
Mediatek Mediatek
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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
» 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
1800 MHz1500 MHz2600 MHz
4 / 44 / 410 / 10
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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 2.0DDR3x32 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 TrustZone2x Cortex-A72 2.6 GHz (Performance), 4x Cortex-A53 2 GHz (Balance), 4x Cortex-A53 1.6 GHz (Efficiency)
iGPUARM Mali-T760 MP4 (600 MHz)ARM Mali-T720 MP2 (600 MHz)ARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 875 MHz)
RK3288Mediatek MT6797X
Cortex-A53

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8427 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
8496 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
15496 Points (18%)
min: 8790     avg: 10063     median: 9926 (11%)     max: 11472 Points
min: 9771     avg: 10915     median: 10713 (12%)     max: 12462 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
776 Points (10%)
min: 1372     avg: 1626     median: 1702 (21%)     max: 1804 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 768     avg: 831     median: 781 (14%)     max: 945 Points
min: 1547     avg: 1709     median: 1709 (30%)     max: 1871 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1909     avg: 2183     median: 2182.5 (4%)     max: 2456 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 698     avg: 779     median: 778.5 (16%)     max: 859 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 549     avg: 636     median: 636 (10%)     max: 723 Points
min: 1352     avg: 1632     median: 1690 (27%)     max: 1797 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1553     avg: 1781     median: 1781 (3%)     max: 2009 Points
min: 3590     avg: 4554     median: 4781.5 (8%)     max: 5064 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
134 Points (9%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
375 Points (2%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4753.2     avg: 5809     median: 5790 (10%)     max: 6883.7 ms
min: 12549.8     avg: 14060     median: 14060.4 (24%)     max: 15571 ms
min: 4261.4     avg: 7150     median: 7244.2 (12%)     max: 9850.9 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 745     avg: 746     median: 745.7 (8%)     max: 746.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5967     avg: 6798     median: 7107 (14%)     max: 7319 Points
min: 2972     avg: 3261     median: 3261 (6%)     max: 3550 Points
min: 5909     avg: 6943     median: 6031.5 (12%)     max: 9798 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
47100 Points (16%)
min: 33452     avg: 37816     median: 37815.5 (13%)     max: 42179 Points
75939 Points (26%)
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
min: 4042     avg: 4277     median: 4276.5 (13%)     max: 4511 Points
min: 5405     avg: 6054     median: 6097.5 (19%)     max: 6616 Points
AnTuTu v7 - UX
min: 13724     avg: 15979     median: 15979 (20%)     max: 18234 Points
min: 23733     avg: 25991     median: 26498.5 (33%)     max: 27232 Points
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
min: 2431     avg: 2672     median: 2671.5 (1%)     max: 2912 Points
min: 26786     avg: 27756     median: 27779 (9%)     max: 28680 Points
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
min: 19354     avg: 21013     median: 21013 (13%)     max: 22672 Points
min: 44590     avg: 48162     median: 49155 (30%)     max: 49746 Points
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
min: 39551     avg: 43893     median: 43892.5 (8%)     max: 48234 Points
min: 105872     avg: 107962     median: 107561 (19%)     max: 110854 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
159874 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3888 Points (20%)
4576 Points (23%)
min: 4922     avg: 5353     median: 5252 (27%)     max: 5984 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
2133 Points (9%)
2807 Points (12%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
1923 Points (7%)
2598 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 3071     avg: 3328     median: 3424 (26%)     max: 3489 Points
min: 4077     avg: 4427     median: 4467 (34%)     max: 4695 Points

Average Benchmarks Rockchip RK3288 → 100%

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz → 94%

Average Benchmarks MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X → 202%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)