MediaTek MT6572 vs Mediatek MT8121

MediaTek MT6572

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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.

Mediatek MT8121

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The Mediatek MT8121 is a low-cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip) 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 1.3 GHz while the GPU is clocked at 156 MHz.

Performance

Since the Cortex-A7 architecture is somewhat slower than a Krait or Cortex-A9 design at the same clock speeds, the performance of the MT8121 is just below Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412. The PowerVR SGX 544 is also just a low-cost solution not designed for ultra-high resolution displays or very demanding games.

Features

In addition to the processor and GPU, the SoC integrates a decoder for 1080p video, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as GPS, but lacks a 2G/3G/4G radio. 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 likely very low and suitable for even smaller tablets.

MediaTek MT6572Mediatek MT8121
Mediatek Mediatek
Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
Series: Mediatek Cortex-A7
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Mediatek MT6589T compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8389 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8125 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8321 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
» MediaTek MT65721.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6592 compare1.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8127 compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8389 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8125 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8321 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
» Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT65721.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
1200 MHz1300 MHz
128 KB
1 MB1 MB
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28 28
HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS, LPDDR2 Memory ControllerWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
iGPUARM Mali-400 MPPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARM

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 2946     avg: 3647     median: 3765 (2%)     max: 4134 Points
8296 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 2937     avg: 3692     median: 4000 (4%)     max: 4138 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
4320 Points (4%)
8982 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
247 Points (2%)
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
628 Points (6%)
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
840 Points (2%)
1975 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
487 Points (1%)
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
614 Points (2%)
1298 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 473     avg: 550     median: 575 (1%)     max: 586
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 254     avg: 304     median: 314 (6%)     max: 325
351 (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 73.461     avg: 104     median: 88.4 (3%)     max: 149.395 MFLOPS
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 45.961     avg: 70.2     median: 59.3 (6%)     max: 105.318 MFLOPS
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 18280     avg: 21475     median: 21474.8 (36%)     max: 24669.6 ms
16115 ms (27%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1430.1     avg: 1679     median: 1722.8 (19%)     max: 1840.6 ms
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
1769 ms (17%)
1464 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 1317     avg: 1588     median: 1587.5 (3%)     max: 1858 Points
2085 Points (3%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
595 Points (16%)
696 Points (19%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
100%
1 MT6572 +
644 Points (14%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
100%
1 MT6572 +
1326 Points (18%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
2894 points (7%)
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
min: 9434     avg: 10647     median: 10919 (25%)     max: 11317 Points
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682 Points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
100%
1 MT6572 +
12567 Points (13%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
144 Iter./s (4%)
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
2600 Iter./s (9%)
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 2924     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (0%)     max: 4435 Points
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 MT6572 +
1077 Points (5%)

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT6572 → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 189% n=21

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)