Mediatek MT6580M vs MediaTek MT6572 vs Mediatek MT8321

Mediatek MT6580M

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The Mediatek MT6580M is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) for low-cost tablets and smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm and offers a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor (max 1.3 GHz) as well as an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU (MP2 unconfirmed, but the similar MT6582 has a MP2 clocked at 416 MHz). Furthermore, the chip supports dual SIM, UMTS and HSPA+, WiFi, FM, Bluetooth and GPS. 

The CPU performance of the MT6580M is similar to other Cortex-A7 SoCs clocked at the same frequency. Depending on the benchmark, the CPU power is roughly comparable with the Nvidia Tegra 3 and sufficient for everyday applications such as browsing. The GPU will handle only simple Android games in moderate resolutions.

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 MT8321

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The Mediatek MT8321 is a low-cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip) mainly used in smartphones. It is most likely manufactured in 28 nm and integrates a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor and a ARM Mali-400 MP2. The CPU cores are clocked at up to 1.3 GHz while the GPU is clocked at up to 500 MHz. Furthermore, the chip includes a EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA radio and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. The integrated single channel memory controller supports LPDDR3 RAM.

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.

Mediatek MT6580MMediaTek MT6572Mediatek MT8321
Mediatek Mediatek Mediatek
Cortex-A7Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
: Mediatek Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65921.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81271.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81251.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65821.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
» Mediatek MT6580M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT65721.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65921.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81271.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81251.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65821.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
» MediaTek MT65721.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65921.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81271.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81251.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
» Mediatek MT83211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65821.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT65721.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
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Mali-400 MP2 @ 416 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FMHSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS, LPDDR2 Memory ControllerWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA
iGPUARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MPARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Mediatek MT6580M Mediatek MT8321

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 7465     avg: 7576     median: 7575.5 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
50%
1 MT6572 +
min: 2946     avg: 3647     median: 3765 (2%)     max: 4134 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (8%)     max: 7773 Points
53%
1 MT6572 +
min: 2937     avg: 3692     median: 4000 (4%)     max: 4138 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 7498     avg: 8007     median: 7886 (8%)     max: 8913 Points
4320 Points (4%)
min: 7561     avg: 7743     median: 7742.5 (8%)     max: 7924 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
0 Points (0%)
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
0 Points (0%)
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 MT6572 +
247 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 MT6572 +
628 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 MT6572 +
840 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 MT6572 +
487 Points (1%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 MT6572 +
614 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 1135     avg: 1165     median: 1170.5 (2%)     max: 1184
49%
1 MT6572 +
min: 473     avg: 550     median: 575 (1%)     max: 586
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 354     avg: 356     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356
88%
1 MT6572 +
min: 254     avg: 304     median: 314 (6%)     max: 325
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT6580M +
1171 (2%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT6580M +
350 (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT6580M +
407 (6%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT6580M +
1166 (3%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 394     avg: 421     median: 426 (6%)     max: 437
101%
1 MT8321 +
min: 429     avg: 430     median: 430 (6%)     max: 431
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 1131     avg: 1167     median: 1161.5 (2%)     max: 1237
96%
1 MT8321 +
min: 1106     avg: 1117     median: 1116.5 (2%)     max: 1127
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
0 (0%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
0 (0%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 73.461     avg: 104     median: 88.4 (3%)     max: 149.395 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 45.961     avg: 70.2     median: 59.3 (6%)     max: 105.318 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 14579.1     avg: 16993     median: 15157.3 (25%)     max: 21256.7 ms
min: 18280     avg: 21475     median: 21474.8 (36%)     max: 24669.6 ms
min: 19084.6     avg: 19149     median: 19148.5 (32%)     max: 19212.4 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 1430.1     avg: 1679     median: 1722.8 (19%)     max: 1840.6 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6572 +
1769 ms (17%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138.5 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
min: 1317     avg: 1588     median: 1587.5 (3%)     max: 1858 Points
min: 1712     avg: 1715     median: 1715 (3%)     max: 1718 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
1 MT6572 +
595 Points (16%)
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
100%
1 MT6572 +
2894 points (7%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 9434     avg: 10647     median: 10919 (25%)     max: 11317 Points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
100%
1 MT6572 +
12567 Points (13%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 15185     avg: 22450     median: 23956.5 (8%)     max: 25237 Points
111%
1 MT8321 +
26504 Points (9%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 2654     avg: 2929     median: 2969 (9%)     max: 3122 Points
141%
1 MT8321 +
min: 4144     avg: 4191     median: 4190.5 (13%)     max: 4237 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 6403     avg: 8560     median: 8949 (11%)     max: 9938 Points
107%
1 MT8321 +
min: 9180     avg: 9570     median: 9570 (12%)     max: 9960 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 7527     avg: 7814     median: 7615.5 (5%)     max: 8496 Points
101%
1 MT8321 +
min: 7439     avg: 7655     median: 7654.5 (5%)     max: 7870 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 17073     avg: 19302     median: 19523 (3%)     max: 21088 Points
110%
1 MT8321 +
min: 20856     avg: 21415     median: 21415 (4%)     max: 21974 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
1 MT6572 +
144 Iter./s (4%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
1 MT6572 +
2600 Iter./s (9%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 2924     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (0%)     max: 4435 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
0 Points (0%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 2516     avg: 2715     median: 2695.5 (13%)     max: 3041 Points
1077 Points (5%)
min: 2529     avg: 2624     median: 2624 (13%)     max: 2719 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 MT8321 +
1382 Points (7%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 MT8321 +
4460 Points (15%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6580M → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT6572 → 64% n=4

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8321 → 92% n=4

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