Rockchip RK3288 Temperature Testing and Antutu Benchmarks

There are many upcoming Rockchip RK3288 based devices, and in the listing the CPU frequency varies from 1.6 GHz to 2.0 Ghz. so it’s difficult to know exactly what to expect. Ugoos has done some testing with their UT3 board measuring temperature after Antutu benchmark for different CPU clock frequencies and fan/fanless combinations.
Ugoos_UT3_HeatsinkThe board comes with a rather tiny heatsink which may explain some of the results below. They also added a small fan on top in about half the tests to compare the temperature against an heatsink only solution.

Without further delays let’s go through the results:

FrequencyAntutu ScoreTemperature (heatsink)Temperature (Back of PCB)
Heatsink onlyHeatsink + fanHeatsink onlyHeatsink + fan
1.608 GHz3865567 °CN/A70 °CN/A
1.704 GHz3985372 °C50 °C75 °C60 °C
1.800 GHz4144083 °C52 °C85 °C62 °C
1.920 GHz4339786 °C53 °C89 °C64 °C
2.016 GHz45226N/A55 °CN/A67 °C

So while it’s correct to say Rockchip RK3288 can reach 45,000+ points in Antutu (resolution: 1920×1080), there likely won’t be any fanless solutions that will be clocked at 2 GHz and achieve that type of performance. From this test, it even looks like the new Rockchip TV boxes are likely to be clocked at 1.6 GHz, unless other companies select larger heatsinks. 38000 points is still a very respectable score in Antutu.

Rockchip RK3288 @ 2.0 GHz (with fan)
Rockchip RK3288 @ 2.0 GHz (with fan)

There are some products is the wild right now, notably with Nagrace HPH RK3288, and one user reports an Antutu score of “only” 31.328 points, but considers the firmware very fast, and with good XBMC support, but it currently lacks Google Play support, and one of the launcher is in Chinese only, so it’s not quite ready for prime time. If you want one, a group buying is organized via Freaktab for $180 including shipping, This is a version with 4GB RAM, 32GB Flash and HDMI In.

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