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Mediatek MT8389

MT8389

The Mediatek MT8389 is a low cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip), which is 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 usually 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, 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 low-cost solution and unsuited 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, GPS as well as 2G and 3G radio (up to HSPA+). Cameras are supported up to a resolution of 13 MP.

Power consumption

Thanks to the energy efficient A7 cores as well as the advanced 28nm manufacturing, the power consumption is likely to be relatively low. The chip can therefore be used even in smaller tablets.

Series
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) MT8389

CPU Benchmarks

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 36.624     avg: 36.8 (4.9%)     max: 37.029 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 111.7     avg: 114.3 (11.02%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1299     avg: 1315.5 (9.71%)     max: 1332 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1151     avg: 1185 (8.25%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2018     avg: 2032.5 (12.05%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 767     avg: 811.5 (6.31%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 266     avg: 272.5 (2.3%)     max: 279 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5967     avg: 5967 (38.78%)     max: 5967 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

AnTuTu Benchmark v3 in comparison
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
232 
...
MT6589
5797 
MT8125
5925 
NVIDIA Tegra 3
5967 
MT8389
5967 
Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
7116.8 
Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
7439.9 
Qualcomm APQ8064T
11232 
...
Qualcomm MSM8974 (max)
15386 

Reviews for the MT8389 processor

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

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

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

Other CPUs of the series

» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   0 GHz / 4 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8974AB
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 4
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MT8135
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 3
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» MT8389
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6589
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm 8225Q
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4 GHz
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» MT8377
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6572
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8225
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 250
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» MTK 8317T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6577
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6575
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8255
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» A10
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A4
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» A13
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» WM8950
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ATM7029
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz / 0 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
- NVIDIA Tegra 3
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» MT8389
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
+ MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom Z2480
   2 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom N475
   1.86 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom N470
   1.86 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom Z540
   1.83 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-08-20)