About half a month ago, the quad core tablet PCs apply with A31 chip burst out like torrents. The famous processor supplier Rockchip also released its new quad core chip, the RK3188. Fortunately, today we get a real item running with this chip, the Pipo M9.
|Operating System||Android 4.1|
|Screen||10.1inch IPS capacitive touch screen 1280*800|
|CPU||Rockchip RK3188 quad core,1.8GHz|
|Card extend||32GB MAX|
|Camera||Front 2.0MP rear 5.0MP with AF|
First let’s have a look what M9 looks like.
Like most tablet PCs, the border of Pipo M9 is very slim.
The back cover is all metal with drawing process, it provide a good touch feeling.
All I/O and buttons locates on the top side of M9, they are micro SD card slot, 3.5mm earphone jack, micro USB HOST port, micro USB data port, mini HDMI port, 2.5mm DC 5V/2.5A input, power button and home button. Notice that the data sync and USB HOST function been separated into two micro USB ports.
As we know, the RK3188 applies with the latest 28nm processing with the most stable Cortex-A9 quad core architecture. It embedded an enhanced Mali-400MP GPU with quad core processing unit and running frequency of 533MHz. In addition, the new Rockchip RK3188 can be overclocked to max. 1.8GHz. So what is the actual performance of RK3188. Next, let’s do some benchmark on it.
Compared with Allwinner A31 and Actions ATM7029, the RK3188 uses Cortex-A9 architecture which makes it performs much better than both of them. As the purpose of Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A7 architecture is developed for assistant processor for lower power consumption. The performance of them is worse much than Cortex-A9 base chips. Below, it is a compare table of these three quad core chips.
|Architecture||Quad core cortex-A9||Quad core cortex-A7||Quad core cortex-A5|
According to the result, we see the performance of Pipo M9 is very powerful. The RAM scores 3208, we can infer that the data transmission of it is very excellent. The CPU integer/ float point score are also not bad, it proofs RK3188′s powerful calculating ability. 2D/3D graphics score states RK3188 can render more exquisite image.
Through the Antutu score chart we see M9 surpasses the most popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3, even the latest Nexus 4 been beaten by it.
In the result, M9 runs at 5039, it ranked at the first position. In 3D test, it also reaches 60FPS.
Single thread result at 60.661
Multi-thread result at 151.135
According to the result, M9 works much better in multi-thread processing, it will easily handle multi-task smoothly.
It includes three aspects, MEM, INT, FP. MEM refers to the performance of CPU bus, Cache and storage. INT refers to integer processing ability. FP reflects the double-precision flops processing speed. The test time is about 10 minutes. All of the three tests perform good.
Pipo M9 did a better optimization to web browser, the total score rates 1534. The software optimization of M9 really brings the strong hardware into play.
|Test app||Antutu||NenaMark2||Quadrant Advanced||Linpack Single||Linpack Multi||Nbench||Vellamo|
After the benchmark, let’s see how it performs in conventional use.
When you rename the firmware pack to “Update.zip”, put it in the root directory of your memory card and insert into M9, it will recognize the update pack and asks whether to update the firmware. That makes the firmware update more easily and conveniently.
Apps drawer, we can see that Pipo M9 applies the customized UI.
The following two pictures are video screenshots, both video are 1080p, in different formats. They both can be played without delay and lag.
As they said the running speed of Mali-400MP4 in RK3188 be increase to 533MHz, let’s see how it deals with 3D games.
These two pictures above are game screenshots. This is a game that needs high performance configuration, or it can’t be ran smoothly on the machine. Fortunately, the performance of Pipo M9 is enough to run this “Most Wanted”. The enhanced Mali-400MP4 reveals the highest visual effects of “Most Wanted”, the clear reflection on the glass of the car, the motion blur effect when it boost up had been presented vividly.
As the first RK3188 quad core tablet PC, Pipo M9 performs very excellent, it surpasses both A31 and ATM7029 based tablets. It’s definitely the most powerful quad core tablet PC at present.