Chinese site padhz pitted three of the fastest quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 chips against one another, and unsurprisingly the newest came out on top. Somewhat surprisingly, that means Rockchip’s latest processor is kind of king of the hill (until next-gen Cortex-A15 and Krait chips become more popular.

Quad-core benches

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3 replies on “Lilbits: Battle of the quad-cores, Ouya review and more (4-03-2013)”

  1. I have no clue what Strauzo here is talking about.

    First off the Wifi chip is not the problem in any of the Android sticks, and there are no problems to be found with Rockchip based settops.
    The issue with the Rockchip based sticks is also found in other sticks and its due to poor craftsmanship in the units.
    There have been instances of the shoddy soldering bridging two of the antenna leads together and more commonly, the antenna being too weak for the design of the casing.

    There are plenty of different roms based on Rockchips. The following links shows most of the different units based on Rockchips and the accompanying ROMs. Some are even running full builds of Ubuntu and other Distros. https://www.armtvtech.com/armtvtechforum/viewforum.php?f=4

    What does get in the way, are missing drivers for Wifi and Bluetooth moduels, but this has more to do with the OEMs than it does with Rockchip itself. The Exynos based units CAN run into the same issues.

  2. in real life all Rockchip devices are very very bad.

    first, becouse Rockchip is not friend of open source, and is more difficult make new rom. All stock rom are very very bad and many devices have a fault wifi module.

    i buy only Exynos boards. stable and very fast. and we can make new rom and all.

    1. I have a Rockchip device- An iMito mX2 – and it’s passable, but has plenty of problems. Mine tends to reboot every once in a while when running anything as intense as XBMC. It works okay for XBMC, but it’s not what I’d call “smooth” or “stable” by any means.

      I’m hoping the OUYA is the XBMC box I’ve been looking for. When I get mine, the iMito is history, I’m sure.

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