MediaTek MT6572

MT6572

The dual-core Mediatek MT6572 is an entry-level ARM SoC found in a number of Android smartphones and tablets. It contains two Cortex-A7 CPU cores and an ARM Mali-400 graphics card. The CPU cores are typically clocked at 1.2 GHz and the GPU core at 500 MHz. Furthermore, an LPDDR2 memory controller, a 2G/3G (HSPA+) radio, 720p video decoder, WLAN, Bluetooth and GPS modules are integrated onto the chip. 

Performance

As the Cortex A7 architecture is slightly slower per clock than the older Cortex-A9 or Krait cores, the CPU performance is approximately on the same level as a Samsung Exynos 4210 or similar. The ARM Mali-400 GPU is only an entry-level graphics card unsuited for demanding Android 3D games.

Power Consumption

Due to the power-efficient Cortex-A7 cores and the 28 nm manufacturing process, the power consumption of the Mediatek MT6572 is low enough to be used in smaller smartphones.

Series Mediatek
CodenameCortex-A7
Clock Rate1200 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesHSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS, LPDDR2 Memory Controller
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date05/06/2013

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1317     avg: 1317 (5.42%)     max: 1317 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 24669.6     avg: 24669.6 (59.82%)     max: 24669.6 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 473     avg: 541.8 (4.22%)     max: 586 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 254     avg: 299 (8.53%)     max: 325 Points
AndEBench: Java
0% 100%
min: 144     avg: 144 (8.22%)     max: 144 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
0% 100%
min: 2600     avg: 2600 (8.08%)     max: 2600 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2937     avg: 3468.5 (7.28%)     max: 4000 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2946     avg: 3525.5 (6.51%)     max: 3765 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 2924     avg: 3679.5 (7.3%)     max: 4435 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 9434     avg: 10647.3 (24.76%)     max: 11317 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 247     avg: 247 (2.02%)     max: 247 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 628     avg: 628 (4.02%)     max: 628 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 840     avg: 840 (4.83%)     max: 840 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 487     avg: 487 (2.92%)     max: 487 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 614     avg: 614 (4.01%)     max: 614 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1430.1     avg: 1670.8 (58.5%)     max: 1840.6 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1769.2     avg: 1769.2 (84%)     max: 1769.2 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
0% 100%
min: 2894     avg: 2894 (12.04%)     max: 2894 points
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 73.461     avg: 81 (5.21%)     max: 88.446 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 45.961     avg: 52.6 (5.95%)     max: 59.33 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Linpack for Android in comparison
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
7.4 
...
OMAP 4460
48.6 
RK3066
52.1 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
52.2 
Mediatek MT6572
52.6 
OMAP 4470
55.4 
RK3188
57.2 
Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
57.3 
...
Apple A8 (max)
767.2 

Reviews for the Mediatek MT6572 processor

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Acer Liquid Z4 (ARM Mali-400 MP, 4.0")
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» Acer Liquid Z4 - External Review

Acer Liquid Z5 (ARM Mali-400 MP, 5.0")
» Review Acer Liquid Z5 Smartphone - Review
» Acer Liquid Z5 - External Review

Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini (ARM Mali-400 MP, 4.3")
» Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini - External Review

Archos 45 Titanium (ARM Mali-400 MP, 0.45")
» Archos 45 Titanium - External Review

Archos 50 Titanium (ARM Mali-400 MP, 5.0")
» Archos 50 Titanium - External Review

Prestigio MultiPhone 5500 Duo (ARM Mali-400 MP, 5.0")
» Prestigio MultiPhone 5500 Duo - External Review

Simvalley Mobile AW-414.Go (ARM Mali-400 MP, 1.5")
» Short Review Simvalley Mobile AW-414.Go SmartWatch - Review

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   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
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   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
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   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8121
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6582
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Mediatek MT6589
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8312
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8377
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6572
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8317T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6577
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6575
   1 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Mediatek MT8377
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6572
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
+ Apple A5x
   1 GHz / KB
+ Intel Atom Z2420
   1.2 GHz / 512 KB
+ Apple A5
   1 GHz / KB
+ NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
   1 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02-12)