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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

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1355      avg: 1355 (4%)     median: 1355 (4%)     max: 1355 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 18660.9      avg: 18660.9 (31%)     median: 18660.9 (31%)     max: 18660.9 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1042      avg: 1069 (7%)     median: 1069 (7%)     max: 1096 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 325      avg: 325 (7%)     median: 325 (7%)     max: 325 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 7962      avg: 7962 (14%)     median: 7962 (14%)     max: 7962 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7174      avg: 7725.7 (15%)     median: 7932 (15%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7384      avg: 7882.7 (15%)     median: 8037 (15%)     max: 8227 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 8173      avg: 8297.3 (11%)     median: 8323 (11%)     max: 8396 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 13430      avg: 13430 (31%)     median: 13430 (31%)     max: 13430 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
0% 100%
min: 266      avg: 272 (3%)     median: 271 (3%)     max: 279 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
0% 100%
min: 767      avg: 806 (9%)     median: 795 (9%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2005      avg: 2023.3 (11%)     median: 2018 (11%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
0% 100%
min: 1151      avg: 1183.7 (8%)     median: 1181 (8%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1299      avg: 1310.7 (9%)     median: 1301 (9%)     max: 1332 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1413.5      avg: 1454.9 (36%)     median: 1463.9 (36%)     max: 1487.2 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1319      avg: 1332 (13%)     median: 1333.2 (13%)     max: 1343.7 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 -
0% 100%
min: 4706      avg: 4706 (20%)     median: 4706 (20%)     max: 4706 points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 35.209      avg: 87.9 (4%)     median: 111.7 (5%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 36.624      avg: 57.6 (6%)     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.216 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.0002739429473877s +0.187s ... 0.188s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.188s

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")
» Kogan Agora HD Mini - External Review

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 Turbo
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6595
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6595M
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6795
   2.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8135
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6752
   2 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)