Mediatek MT6580M vs MediaTek MT6572 vs Mediatek MT8389

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 MT8389

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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.

Mediatek MT6580MMediaTek MT6572Mediatek MT8389
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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, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGE
iGPUARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MPPowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Mediatek MT6580M Mediatek MT8389

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 7465     avg: 7576     median: 7575.5 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
min: 2946     avg: 3647     median: 3765 (2%)     max: 4134 Points
min: 7384     avg: 7883     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (8%)     max: 7773 Points
min: 2937     avg: 3692     median: 4000 (4%)     max: 4138 Points
min: 7174     avg: 7726     median: 7932 (8%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 7498     avg: 8007     median: 7886 (8%)     max: 8913 Points
4320 Points (4%)
7962 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 MT6572 +
247 Points (2%)
110%
1 MT8389 +
min: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (2%)     max: 279 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 MT6572 +
628 Points (6%)
127%
1 MT8389 +
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (7%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 MT6572 +
840 Points (2%)
240%
1 MT8389 +
min: 2005     avg: 2023     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 MT6572 +
487 Points (1%)
243%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1151     avg: 1184     median: 1181 (2%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 MT6572 +
614 Points (2%)
212%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1299     avg: 1311     median: 1301 (3%)     max: 1332 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1135     avg: 1165     median: 1170.5 (2%)     max: 1184
min: 473     avg: 550     median: 575 (1%)     max: 586
min: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (2%)     max: 1096
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 354     avg: 356     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356
min: 254     avg: 304     median: 314 (6%)     max: 325
325 (7%)
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
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
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 73.461     avg: 104     median: 88.4 (3%)     max: 149.395 MFLOPS
126%
1 MT8389 +
min: 35.209     avg: 87.9     median: 111.7 (4%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 45.961     avg: 70.2     median: 59.3 (6%)     max: 105.318 MFLOPS
62%
1 MT8389 +
min: 36.624     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.216 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
18661 ms (31%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 1430.1     avg: 1679     median: 1722.8 (19%)     max: 1840.6 ms
103%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1413.5     avg: 1455     median: 1463.9 (16%)     max: 1487.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6572 +
1769 ms (17%)
105%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333.2 (13%)     max: 1343.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138.5 (3%)     max: 2280 Points
min: 1317     avg: 1588     median: 1587.5 (3%)     max: 1858 Points
1355 Points (2%)
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%)
163%
1 MT8389 +
4706 points (11%)
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
100%
1 MT8389 +
5967 Points (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 9434     avg: 10647     median: 10919 (25%)     max: 11317 Points
123%
1 MT8389 +
13430 Points (31%)
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
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 2654     avg: 2929     median: 2969 (9%)     max: 3122 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 6403     avg: 8560     median: 8949 (11%)     max: 9938 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 7527     avg: 7814     median: 7615.5 (5%)     max: 8496 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 17073     avg: 19302     median: 19523 (3%)     max: 21088 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
1 MT6572 +
144 Iter./s (4%)
226%
1 MT8389 +
min: 294     avg: 317     median: 326 (10%)     max: 331 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
1 MT6572 +
2600 Iter./s (9%)
248%
1 MT8389 +
min: 6373     avg: 6440     median: 6437 (21%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 MT6572 +
min: 2924     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (0%)     max: 4435 Points
226%
1 MT8389 +
min: 8173     avg: 8297     median: 8323 (1%)     max: 8396 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
0 Points (0%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 2516     avg: 2715     median: 2695.5 (13%)     max: 3041 Points
40%
1 MT6572 +
1077 Points (5%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6580M → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT6572 → 65% n=7

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8389 → 93% n=7

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