Rikomagic MK68

Rikomagic MK68 Impressions: RK3368 and Android 5.1 TV Box

The Rikomagic MK68 is Rikomagic’s first Android TV box powered by the Rockchip 3368. Joining boxes such as the Beelink i68 and Tronsmart Orion R68, the Rikomagic MK68 runs Android 5.1 and features 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, wireless AC and gigabit Ethernet.

I want to say thanks to Rikomagic for providing me a sample to review.

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Rikomagic MK68 Technical Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 5.1
  • Chipset: Rockchip RK3368
  • CPU: Octacore Cortex A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR G6110
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16Gb + Micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Connectivity:  Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio/Video Output: HDMI 2.0, SP-DIF
  • Interfaces: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x micro USB OTG
  • Power Supply: DC 5V/2A
  • Other: IR Sensor
  • Dimensions: 116 x 112 x 19mm

What’s in the Box?

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Rikomagic have provided a solid set of inclusions:

  • 1x Rikomagic MK68 TV box
  • 1x Power adapter
  • 1x HDMI cable
  • 1x IR Remote Control
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x English instruction manual

Rikomagic MK68 Initial Impressions

Rikomagic have essentially reused the case from the Rikomagic MK12. The whole case is glossy and slightly transparent. There’s a subtle pattern on the top which looks nice.

All the ports are located on the side and back of the device. On the side, we’ve got 2 USB 2.0 ports and a micro SD card slot.

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The rear houses DC in, optical audio, Ethernet, HDMI and another USB 2.0 port.

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Plugging in the unit boots it up. A cold boot takes around 54 seconds whilst resuming from standby is instant. I would have loved to see a power button like devices such as the Tronsmart Orion R68, but it’s not a big issue.

The Rikomagic MK68 runs Android 5.1 Lollypop and I’m happy to say that Rikomagic have included a TV-friendly launcher! They’re the first manufacturer to feature a UI designed for TVs on their RK3368 boxes.

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It’s pretty intuitive and has plenty of sections where you can add your own custom shortcuts in for your most used apps.

Android feels great to navigate so there’s no performance issues here. It’s also rooted out of the box.

The pre-installed version of Kodi 14.2 is configured with a whole bunch of add-ons, including some adult content which shouldn’t really be on there. I replaced the pre-installed version with Kodi 15.1 for my video tests, as Kodi 15.2 wouldn’t correctly recognise the set refresh rate.

A quick video playback test in Kodi saw my 1080p H.264 and HEVC samples playback fine. My 4K 30FPS sample did stutter like I’ve seen on other RK3368 boxes.

Wifi performance seemed decent. My 1080p samples streamed fine from an NFS share via WiFi. I had some stuttering on my 4K sample but I suspect this is due to the previously mentioned decoding issues rather than WiFi. HD YouTube was also fine.

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Gaming performance was pretty good. Both Jetpack Joyride and Beach Buggy Racing on maximum at 1080p were great, not dropping any frames. I did experience a couple of odd brief pauses with Asphalt 8 so I’m not sure if it was a bug but Rikomagic are looking into it.

A quick benchmark using Antutu achieved a score of 34021. 3DMark’s Ice Storm Extreme scored 5103, comprable to other RK3368-powered Android devices.

Verdict So Far

At this stage, the Rikomagic MK68 is competing well with other RK3368 boxes such as the Beelink i68 and Tronsmart Orion R68. I’m really happy to see Rikomagic have added a TV friendly launcher but the stutter during Asphalt 8 is a concern.

Keep posted for my detailed review.

Getting One

You can purchase the Rikomagic MK68 from You can purchase it from AliExpressGeekBuying and GearBest for around $100.

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Rikomagic MK68 TV Box Features 8-Core RK3368 and Android Lollypop

The Rikomagic MK68 is an Android TV box featuring the octacore RK3368 chip. It’s also one of the first mini PCs to ship with Android 5.1 Lollypop.

Based on the the images so far, it seems like Rikomagic have adapted the case from the Rikomagic MK12. I can’t complain, as I liked the MK12’s case, describing it as “compact” and “minimalist” in my Rikomagic MK12 review.

Inside the case, Rikomagic have equipped the MK68 with 2Gb RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and gigabit Ethernet.

The RK3368 is anticipated to be a reasonably powerful SoC. It’s capable of decoding a wide variety of codecs including the increasingly popular H.265 and also supports 4K 60Hz output.

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Rikomagic MK68 Technical Specifications

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

Inside the box, you’ll get a HDMI cable, USB OTG cable, IR remote, User Manual and a power adapter.

Getting One

At this stage, price and availability for the Rikomagic MK68 is scarce. However, I’m anticipating a July release date for around $130, based on other RK3368 devices.