Mediatek MT6582M vs Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT8321

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 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 MT6582MMediatek MT8121Mediatek 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, FMWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA
iGPUARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Mediatek MT6582M Mediatek MT8321

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
min: 8505     avg: 8558     median: 8558 (9%)     max: 8611 Points
8982 Points (9%)
min: 7561     avg: 7743     median: 7742.5 (8%)     max: 7924 Points
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 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%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
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 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 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 *
min: 15717     avg: 16521     median: 15906.2 (27%)     max: 17941.1 ms
16115 ms (27%)
min: 19084.6     avg: 19149     median: 19148.5 (32%)     max: 19212.4 ms
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
min: 1424     avg: 1925     median: 2172 (4%)     max: 2179 Points
2085 Points (4%)
min: 1712     avg: 1715     median: 1715 (3%)     max: 1718 Points
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%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 MT8321 +
26504 Points (9%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 4144     avg: 4191     median: 4190.5 (13%)     max: 4237 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 9180     avg: 9570     median: 9570 (12%)     max: 9960 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 7439     avg: 7655     median: 7654.5 (5%)     max: 7870 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 20856     avg: 21415     median: 21415 (4%)     max: 21974 Points
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%)
135%
1 MT8321 +
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%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
0 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6582M → 100% n=3

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100% n=3

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8321 → 87% n=3

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