First look at the Archos 97 Carbon tablet – review part 3 (performance and multimedia)

Archos 97 Carbon performance: benchmark results

Test conditions:
- Archos 97 Carbon pre-production device (4 Gb storage model) with firmware build dated 20120602.104656
- all benchmarks were executed after all tasks have been killed
- test were run multiple times to check for consistent behaviour, the results shown here correspond to average values

Archos 97 Carbon
Test setup Firmware version Android 4.0.3 Build 20120602.104656
Arctools 0.67 Read 19 817 kB/s
Write 3 791 kB/S
AnTuTu bench
version 2.8.3
Total score
higher is faster
2431
CPU: 780
GPU: 760
RAM: 392
I/O: 499
CF-Bench v1.1
higher is faster
Overall score: 2350
Native score: 3829
Java score: 1365
GPUBench v1.0.0
higher is faster
Absolute: 33237
Relative: 18882
Linpack PRO v 1.2.9
higher is faster
Single Thread: 15.419 MFLOPS
NenaMark2
Best fps
higher is faster
16.7 FPS
Touch test 5 points
Quadrant Advanced 1.1.7
higher is faster
Total: 1706
CPU: 1464
Mem: 3082
I/O: 2823
2D: 231
3D: 930
Smartbench 2011 v1.2.1
higher is faster
Prod. index: 493
Games Index: 885
Vellamo v1.0.3 780

Benchmark results interpretation
While these numbers should be weighted by the fact they were run on the pre-production device, they give the general idea about the machine performance. It appears the Archos 97 Carbon produce similar performance as other tablets based on a the one year old Rockchip RK2918 SoC, which is just average in today’s performance standards for mid range tablets.

Multimedia

The Archos 97 Carbon comes with a basic video player. We’ve successfully played 1080p video content without a problem, but the video player is limited in term of features and audio/video formats supported, it definitely cannot compare with the feature rich Archos player which ships on the Archos G9 tablets.

1080p HD test videos details
Here are the specification details the three test 1080p videos that played successfully on the Archos 97 Carbon:

Avatar – Trailer_h264_1080p.mkv
General Format : Matroska, Format version : Version 2
File size : 194 MiB
Duration : 2mn 25s
Overall bit rate : 11.2 Mbps
Video Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Bit rate : 9 488 Kbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Audio Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID : A_DTS
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 510 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : 11ms
Stream size : 26.2 MiB (13%)
Title : English DTS 1509kbps
Language : English


h264_1080p_hp_4.1_40mbps_birds.mkv
(Birds scene from Planete Earth Movie)
General Format : Matroska Version 1
File size : 110 MiB
Duration : 23s 65ms
Overall bit rate : 39.9 Mbps
Video Format : AVC (Advanced Video Codec)
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Bit rate : 39.1 Mbps
Nominal bit rate : 42.0 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 072 pixels
Audio None


Limitless – Trailer_h264_1080p.mp4
General Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42
File size : 154 MiB
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 8 696 Kbps
Movie name : Limitless – Theatrical Trailer
Video Format : AVC (Advanced Video Codec)
Format profile : Main@L4.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 8 550 Kbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Audio Format : AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 144 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 175 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -83ms
Stream size : 2.53 MiB (2%)
Language : English


Archos 97 Carbon 16 Gb

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