VR Zone reports the Chinese designed Rockstar RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based chip with Mali-400MP performs surprisingly well. The 40nm cheap gives the 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 225 GPU a run for its money and is now the fastest chip in the Rightware PowerBoard listing. Details on power consumption are unknown though.
Three RK3066 powered tablets recently entered Rightware's PowerBoard list and immediately took the top three positions, beating well-known devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Lenovo IdeaPad, Asus PadFone and others luminaries. Even though the Basemark 2.0 ES Taji benchmark focuses only on 3D performance, seeing RK3066 delivering over 30 frames per second in HD resolution presents encouraging signs for Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Company.
If anything history has showed us that far eastern players appear and shine like a supernova in the semiconductor universe - only to pale as other vendors invest more resources and go for the economies of scale.