Mediatek MT8389

Mediatek 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.

SeriesMediatek
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

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 36.624     avg: 57.6 (7.44%)     max: 99.216 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 35.209     avg: 87.9 (7.5%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1319     avg: 1332 (88.19%)     max: 1343.7 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1413.5     avg: 1454.9 (65.48%)     max: 1487.2 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1299     avg: 1310.7 (9.67%)     max: 1332 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1151     avg: 1183.7 (8.24%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2005     avg: 2023.3 (12%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 767     avg: 806 (6.24%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 266     avg: 272 (2.3%)     max: 279 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5967     avg: 5967 (38.78%)     max: 5967 points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7384     avg: 7882.7 (14.56%)     max: 8227 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7174     avg: 7725.7 (16.21%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 7962     avg: 7962 (9%)     max: 7962 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 325     avg: 325 (9.69%)     max: 325 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1042     avg: 1069 (8.33%)     max: 1096 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 18660.9     avg: 18660.9 (70.15%)     max: 18660.9 ms*
Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1355     avg: 1355 (5.66%)     max: 1355 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Octane V2 in comparison
MT6572 (min)
1317 
...
MT6572
1317 
Mediatek MT8389
1355 
Marvell Technology Group PXA986
1448 
Mediatek MT6589
1449 
Mediatek MT8312
1477 
...
Intel Core i7 4600U (max)
23947 

Reviews for the Mediatek MT8389 processor

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

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

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» Qualcomm MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6595
   2 GHz / 0 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 Snapdragon 615 MSM8936
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6592
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» Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
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» Qualcomm APQ8064T
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8939
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   0 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 8930AB
   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
» 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 / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6589
   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
» 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
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm 8225Q
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8312
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260
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» NovaThor U8500
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   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
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   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
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   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

- 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
+ Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB
+ Mediatek MT6589
   1.2 GHz / KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-08-20)