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Rikomagic MK68 Review

Product Introduction

Rikomagic MK68 TV box is equipped with Rockchip latest RK3368 octa-core 1.5 GHz SoC (Cortex A53) 64 bit processor running Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. This is Rikomagic first TV Box launch with the new Android OS. In addition, The MK68 GPU uses PowerVR G6110 GPU, which offer may be less performance compared to the Mali-T764 used in previous RK3288 Soc Solution, Packed with few new interesting features which makes it a low cost effective solution for Tablet PCs and Set-top box markets. New special features include 4K video 60 fps playback support, HDMI Ver 2.0 with H.265 transcoding technology developed by Rockchip independently for transcoding multi channel HD videos in real-time.

 
The MK68 Review will be focusing on the followings:

  1. Product introduction.
  2. Features & Specifications.
  3. Package.
  4. Unboxing Video.
  5. Items in package.
  6. Design & Quality.
  7. System & UI.
  8. Performance & Benchmarks.
  9. Main UI & Kodi/XBMC Playback Demo Video.
  10. Final Words.

 

MK68 Main Technical Specifications:

  • Operating System: Android Lollipop 5.1
  • Chipset: Rockchip RK3368
  • CPU: Cortex-A53 octa core 64-bit, up to 1.5GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR G6110
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 8GB / 16GB
  • Connectivity: AP6330 Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet.
  • Audio / Video Output: HDMI 2.0 (up to 4K 60Hz), SPDIF
  • Interfaces: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB OTG, Micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Size (L x W x H): 116*112*18.91 mm
  • Power Supply: 5V 2.5A

Rikomagic MK68 TV Box

Rikomagic MK68 Mini PC TV Box Views

MK68 Package

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MK68 Unboxing Video

 Items in package

  • x1 5V – 2A Power Adapter.
  • 1x MK68 TV Box.
  • 1x IR Remote Control.
  • 1x User Manual.
  • 1x HDMI Cable.
  • 1x USB Cable (OTG Cable for Firmware Updating).

Rikomagic MK36 TV Box All Items

Design & Quality

As explained in the product introduction, The Rikomagic MK68 TV Box is exactly the same,designed in the previous MK12 model which is based on the Amlogic S812 Solution. The Box has very thought, Approximately ~15 mm. It doesn’t have an ON/OFF Buttons. Turning the device is done thought device IR remote control provided in the package. From my personal impression running device for a couple of hours, the case itself doesn’t heat much and remains relative cool.

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System & UI

The MK68 comes installed Android Lollipop version 5.1 with a relatively clean firmware. For more advanced users you will be happy to know company provided a fully rooted ROM. According to my tests, playing with the product. The system was stable and everything worked fast and smooth as expected.

 Performance & Benchmarks (AnTuTu )

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                                                   MK68 AnTuTu Test Results

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The MK68 Box is powered by Rockchip RK33668 Processor equipped with 8 CPU Cores. According to CPU-Z Tool, CPU cores from 1-4 operate at clock speeds between 312MHz-1.2GHz, where CPU cores 4-8 work in a slightly higher clock speed ranging between 312MHz-1.5GHz.

MK68 Processor | CPU-Z

As shown in the Screenshot below each of the height cores are ruining in Idle mode (Minimal Resources) at Clock Speed of 312 MHz.

Rikomagic_MK68 CPU Z

Kodi/XBMC Playback

The MK68 comes pre-installed with the latest customized Kodi/XBMC Build named TVMC, which is based on the latest Kodi 15.2 Isengard. There you can find few popular Addons for watching movies from various streaming  and sources.

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MK68_TV_Box_BluRay_samples_list

Results:

Most of my 1080P samples played smoothly as shown in the list below. There were a few exceptions with files that failed, and played with audio buy without any picture. The overall result was satisfying. Kodi/XBMC users, will probably don’t not need 2Kx4K playback support, although device also supports both.

MK68 Main UI & Kodi/XBMC Playback | Quick Demo

Final Words

Very good Android TV Box. The MK68 performance is very fast and has good cooling with great WiFi reception. Bottom line, The MK68 is a good buy and Its available in company AliExpress  Here.

 

PROS

  • Comes Rooted.
  • High Performance.
  • Comes Per-installed with Kodi/XBMC+Addons.
  • Good Case Design.

 

CONS

  • No External WiFi Antenna.
  • No ON/OFF Power Button (Operated though Remote Control).

 

Product on AliExpress Store

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