Mediatek MT6589T vs Mediatek MT6582 vs Mediatek MT8121

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 MT6582

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The Mediatek MT6582 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 500 MHz (according to Wikipedia the main difference to the MT6582M that is clocked at 416 MHz). Furthermore, the chip supports dual SIM, UMTS and HSPA+, WiFi, FM, Bluetooth and GPS. 

The CPU performance of the MT6582 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.

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Mediatek MT65921700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT81271500 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT6589T1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83891200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81251200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65821300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65891200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT65721200 MHz2 / 2
Mediatek MT65921700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT81271500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83891200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81251200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT65821300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65891200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT65721200 MHz2 / 2
Mediatek MT65921700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT81271500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83891200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81251200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83211300 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65821300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65891200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT65721200 MHz2 / 2
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UMTS/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, 533 MHz LPDDR2, 13 MP Camera ISP, 1080p30 encode/decode, PowerVR SGX544 @ 357 MHzMali-400 MP2 @ 500 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FMWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)
Mediatek MT6589T Mediatek MT6582

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5464     avg: 7682.7     median: 7811 (5%)     max: 8382 Points
8296 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5536     avg: 7724.1     median: 7861 (9%)     max: 8383 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7473     avg: 8449.4     median: 8628 (10%)     max: 9037 Points
8982 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 371     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 379 Points
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 962     avg: 992     median: 992 (9%)     max: 1022 Points
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2105     avg: 2121.5     median: 2121 (4%)     max: 2138 Points
1975 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1249     avg: 1251     median: 1251 (2%)     max: 1253 Points
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1403     avg: 1416     median: 1416 (3%)     max: 1429 Points
1298 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 891     avg: 1144.5     median: 1169 (1%)     max: 1200 Points
min: 1125     avg: 1140.5     median: 1140 (1%)     max: 1156 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 347     avg: 354.5     median: 353 (7%)     max: 366 Points
351 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1191 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
364 Points (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 110     avg: 215.7     median: 230 (8%)     max: 289 MFLOPS
min: 221     avg: 247     median: 246 (8%)     max: 272 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 52     avg: 87.8     median: 88 (9%)     max: 115 MFLOPS
114.6 MFLOPS (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 14998     avg: 17878.2     median: 15823 (27%)     max: 28995 ms
16115 ms (27%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1361     avg: 1654.5     median: 1578 (17%)     max: 2148 ms
min: 1451     avg: 1452.9     median: 1452 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 832     avg: 1517.3     median: 1606 (15%)     max: 1939 ms
1464.3 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 894     avg: 2044.4     median: 2105 (4%)     max: 2452 Points
2085 Points (4%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 634     avg: 698.8     median: 713 (19%)     max: 740 Points
696 Points (19%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 1110     avg: 1201.2     median: 1210 (27%)     max: 1273 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1528     avg: 1743.2     median: 1691 (22%)     max: 2102 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 4838     avg: 6502.2     median: 5781 (13%)     max: 9537 points
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 17286     avg: 17314     median: 17307 (40%)     max: 17349
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 18063     avg: 19220.1     median: 19113 (19%)     max: 20838 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
23643 Points (8%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 299     avg: 344.3     median: 358 (11%)     max: 371 Iter./s
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6523     avg: 6867     median: 6948 (23%)     max: 7045 Iter./s
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9174     avg: 9761.1     median: 9807 (1%)     max: 10230 Points
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 1910     avg: 2424.8     median: 2468 (13%)     max: 2852 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6582 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 102%

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