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
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 5464     avg: 7683     median: 7811 (5%)     max: 8382 Points
106%
1 MT8121 +
8296 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 5536     avg: 7724     median: 7861 (9%)     max: 8383 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 7473     avg: 8449     median: 8628 (10%)     max: 9037 Points
104%
1 MT8121 +
8982 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 371     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 379 Points
94%
1 MT8121 +
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 962     avg: 992     median: 992 (9%)     max: 1022 Points
84%
1 MT8121 +
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 2105     avg: 2122     median: 2121.5 (4%)     max: 2138 Points
93%
1 MT8121 +
1975 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1249     avg: 1251     median: 1251 (3%)     max: 1253 Points
92%
1 MT8121 +
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1403     avg: 1416     median: 1416 (4%)     max: 1429 Points
92%
1 MT8121 +
1298 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 891     avg: 1145     median: 1169.5 (2%)     max: 1200 Points
98%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 347     avg: 355     median: 353 (7%)     max: 366 Points
99%
1 MT8121 +
351 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
1191 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
364 Points (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 110     avg: 216     median: 230 (8%)     max: 289.805 MFLOPS
107%
1 MT8121 +
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 52     avg: 87.8     median: 88.9 (9%)     max: 115.952 MFLOPS
129%
1 MT8121 +
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 14998.7     avg: 17878     median: 15823.1 (27%)     max: 28995.5 ms
99%
1 MT8121 +
16115 ms (27%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1361.1     avg: 1654     median: 1578.1 (17%)     max: 2148.7 ms
102%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 832     avg: 1517     median: 1606.2 (15%)     max: 1939.3 ms
102%
1 MT8121 +
1464 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 894     avg: 2044     median: 2105 (4%)     max: 2452 Points
99%
1 MT8121 +
2085 Points (4%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 634     avg: 699     median: 713 (19%)     max: 740 Points
98%
1 MT8121 +
696 Points (19%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1110     avg: 1201     median: 1210 (27%)     max: 1273 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1528     avg: 1743     median: 1691 (22%)     max: 2102 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 4838     avg: 6502     median: 5781 (13%)     max: 9537 points
147%
1 MT8121 +
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 17286     avg: 17314     median: 17307 (40%)     max: 17349
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 18063     avg: 19220     median: 19113 (19%)     max: 20838 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
23643 Points (8%)
AndEBench - Java
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 299     avg: 344     median: 358 (11%)     max: 371 Iter./s
103%
1 MT8121 +
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 6523     avg: 6867     median: 6948.5 (23%)     max: 7045 Iter./s
99%
1 MT8121 +
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 9174     avg: 9761     median: 9807 (1%)     max: 10230 Points
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1910     avg: 2425     median: 2468.5 (13%)     max: 2852 Points

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