Mediatek MT8389

MT8389

The Mediatek MT8389 is a low-cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip) used mainly used in tablets. It is manufactured in 28 nm and integrates a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor and a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU. The CPU cores are typically clocked at 1.2 - 1.5 GHz, while the GPU is clocked at 300 MHz. The official specifications of the MT8389 are identical to the MT8125 SoC.

Performance

Since the Cortex-A7 architecture is somewhat slower than a Krait or Cortex-A9 design at the same clock speed, the performance of the MT8389 is just below Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412. The PowerVR SGX 544 is also just a simple low-cost solution not designed for ultra-high resolution displays or very demanding games.

Features

In addition to processor and GPU, the SoC also integrates a decoder for 1080p video, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, GPS and 2G/3G radios (up to HSPA+). Cameras are supported up to a resolution of 13 MP.

Power consumption

Thanks to the energy-efficient A7 cores and 28 nm manufacturing, the power consumption is low enough to be a fit for tablets.

Series Mediatek
CodenameCortex-A7
Clock Rate1200 - 1500 MHz
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGE
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date05/29/2013
Product Link (external) Mediatek MT8389

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1355     avg: 1355 (5.66%)     max: 1355 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 18660.9     avg: 18660.9 (70.15%)     max: 18660.9 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1042     avg: 1069 (8.33%)     max: 1096 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 325     avg: 325 (9.27%)     max: 325 Points
AndEBench: Java
0% 100%
min: 294     avg: 317 (26.22%)     max: 331 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
0% 100%
min: 6373     avg: 6440 (27.02%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 7962     avg: 7962 (10.27%)     max: 7962 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7174     avg: 7725.7 (16.21%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7384     avg: 7882.7 (14.56%)     max: 8227 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 8173     avg: 8297.3 (20.58%)     max: 8396 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4: Total Score
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min: 13430     avg: 13430 (27.63%)     max: 13430 points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5967     avg: 5967 (38.78%)     max: 5967 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 266     avg: 272 (2.3%)     max: 279 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 767     avg: 806 (6.24%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2005     avg: 2023.3 (12%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1151     avg: 1183.7 (8.24%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1299     avg: 1310.7 (9.67%)     max: 1332 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1413.5     avg: 1454.9 (63.87%)     max: 1487.2 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1319     avg: 1332 (88.19%)     max: 1343.7 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
0% 100%
min: 4706     avg: 4706 (15.18%)     max: 4706 points
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 35.209     avg: 87.9 (7.5%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 36.624     avg: 57.6 (7.44%)     max: 99.216 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Mediatek MT8389 processor

Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G (PowerVR SGX544, 10.1")
» Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G - External Review

Kogan Agora HD Mini ( unknown, 7.9")
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Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506 (PowerVR SGX544, 7.0")
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-H (PowerVR SGX544, 7.0")
» Review Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-H Tablet - Review
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-H - External Review

Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 (PowerVR SGX554MP4, 10.1")
» Review Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 Tablet - Review
» Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 - External Review

Lenovo Yoga 8 (PowerVR SGX544, 8.0")
» Lenovo Yoga 8 - External Review

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (PowerVR SGX544, 8.0")
» Review Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 - Review
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 - External Review

Prestigio Multipad 4 (PowerVR SGX544, 7.9")
» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Mediatek

» Mediatek MT6595
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8135
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6592
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6589T
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT8389
   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

- Intel Pentium M 753
   1.2 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Celeron M 723
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
- NVIDIA Tegra 3
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- Mediatek MT6589T
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT8389
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
+ Mediatek MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad
   1.4 GHz / KB
+ Mediatek MT8121
   1.3 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Mediatek MT6582
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB
+ Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-08-20)