Mediatek MT6582M vs Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6589T

Mediatek MT6582M

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The Mediatek MT6582M 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 as well as an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU clocked at 416 MHz. Furthermore, the chip supports dual SIM, UMTS and HSPA+, WiFi, FM, Bluetooth and GPS. 

The CPU performance of the MT6582M 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 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 MT6589T

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The Mediatek MT6589T is a low-end system-on-a-chip (SoC) found in many inexpensive smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm and integrates a Cortex-A7-based quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, a PowerVR SGX544 GPU clocked at 357 MHz, dual SIM and UMTS/HSPA+ support (up to 21 Mbps) and 1080p30 video decoding and encoding.

Both the CPU and GPU offer performances similar to an Nvidia Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412 and Mali-400 GPU. Performance-per-clock of the Cortex-A7 is only slightly below that of a Cortex-A9, which can be found in the two aforementioned rivals. The graphics unit offers sufficient power for multimedia tasks and simple games, but not for extremely high resolution displays or complex 3D graphics.

Thanks to the modern 28 nm manufacturing and comparatively low performance, the power consumption of the entire chip is likely very low in order to be compatible with smaller smartphones and battery capacities.

Mediatek MT6582MMediatek MT8121Mediatek MT6589T
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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, FMWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSUMTS/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, 533 MHz LPDDR2, 13 MP Camera ISP, 1080p30 encode/decode, PowerVR SGX544 @ 357 MHz
iGPUARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Mediatek MT6582M Mediatek MT6589T

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 7360     avg: 7757     median: 7782 (5%)     max: 8128 Points
107%
1 MT8121 +
8296 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 7516     avg: 7961     median: 8016 (9%)     max: 8350 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 8505     avg: 8558     median: 8558 (9%)     max: 8611 Points
105%
1 MT8121 +
8982 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 MT6582M +
377 Points (3%)
93%
1 MT8121 +
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 MT6582M +
1015 Points (9%)
82%
1 MT8121 +
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 MT6582M +
2127 Points (4%)
93%
1 MT8121 +
1975 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 MT6582M +
1255 Points (3%)
92%
1 MT8121 +
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 MT6582M +
1424 Points (4%)
91%
1 MT8121 +
1298 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 1157     avg: 1173     median: 1179 (2%)     max: 1182
97%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 346     avg: 350     median: 350 (7%)     max: 353
100%
1 MT8121 +
351 (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 167.995     avg: 220     median: 238.2 (8%)     max: 254.399 MFLOPS
104%
1 MT8121 +
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 81.709     avg: 95.4     median: 87.8 (9%)     max: 116.597 MFLOPS
131%
1 MT8121 +
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 15717     avg: 16521     median: 15906.2 (27%)     max: 17941.1 ms
100%
1 MT8121 +
16115 ms (27%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 1331.4     avg: 1442     median: 1441.7 (16%)     max: 1552 ms
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 1578.2     avg: 1728     median: 1727.5 (16%)     max: 1876.8 ms
103%
1 MT8121 +
1464 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 1424     avg: 1925     median: 2172 (4%)     max: 2179 Points
96%
1 MT8121 +
2085 Points (4%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
1 MT6582M +
719 Points (19%)
97%
1 MT8121 +
696 Points (19%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
100%
1 MT6582M +
1210 Points (27%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
100%
1 MT6582M +
1734 Points (23%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 5841     avg: 6498     median: 6498 (15%)     max: 7155 points
131%
1 MT8121 +
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 17300     avg: 17304     median: 17304 (40%)     max: 17308 Points
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682 Points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
100%
1 MT6582M +
18409 Points (19%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 326     avg: 344     median: 347 (11%)     max: 358 Iter./s
106%
1 MT8121 +
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 6115     avg: 6635     median: 6790 (22%)     max: 7001 Iter./s
101%
1 MT8121 +
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 MT6582M +
min: 9254     avg: 9564     median: 9264 (1%)     max: 10173 Points
105%
1 MT8121 +
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 MT6582M +
1938 Points (10%)

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