Mediatek MT6589T vs Mediatek MT6582 vs Mediatek MT8127

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 MT8127

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The MediaTek MT8127 is a cheap ARM-SoC (System on a Chip) that is mainly used in Android based tablets. It is manufactured in 28 nm and integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz (typically), a ARM Mali-450 MP4 graphics card (at 600 MHz) and a single channel 32 Bit DDDR3-1333 memory controller (max. 5.3 GB/s).

Processor

The ARM Cortex-A7 design is a 32-Bit entry level core with a much lower performance per MHz than the Cortex-A9. Therefore, the MT8127 is only positioned in the lower mid-range similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.

Features

The MT8127 integrates function blocks for full HD videos (en- and decoders), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM radio. Camera modules are supported up to 13 MP.

Power Consumption

Due to the low clocked Cortex-A7 cores and the small GPU, the SoC is using not much power and therefore also suited for small tablets.

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Mediatek MT65921700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT81271500 MHz4 / 4
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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, FM
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)ARM Mali-450 MP4 (600 MHz)
Mediatek MT6589T Mediatek MT6582 Mediatek MT8127

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5464     avg: 7682.7     median: 7811 (5%)     max: 8382 Points
min: 7914     avg: 8622.5     median: 8622 (6%)     max: 9331 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5536     avg: 7724.1     median: 7861 (9%)     max: 8383 Points
min: 7874     avg: 8586     median: 8586 (10%)     max: 9298 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7473     avg: 8449.4     median: 8628 (10%)     max: 9037 Points
min: 7395     avg: 9011     median: 8974 (10%)     max: 10664 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 371     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 379 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 962     avg: 992     median: 992 (9%)     max: 1022 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2105     avg: 2121.5     median: 2121 (4%)     max: 2138 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1249     avg: 1251     median: 1251 (2%)     max: 1253 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1403     avg: 1416     median: 1416 (3%)     max: 1429 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 891     avg: 1144.5     median: 1169 (1%)     max: 1200 Points
min: 1205     avg: 1274     median: 1274 (2%)     max: 1343 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 347     avg: 354.5     median: 353 (7%)     max: 366 Points
min: 362     avg: 383.5     median: 383 (8%)     max: 405 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1191 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
364 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
448 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1216 Points (2%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 110     avg: 215.7     median: 230 (8%)     max: 289 MFLOPS
min: 169     avg: 190.1     median: 190 (6%)     max: 210 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 52     avg: 87.8     median: 88 (9%)     max: 115 MFLOPS
min: 55     avg: 81.5     median: 81 (8%)     max: 107 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 14998     avg: 17878.2     median: 15823 (27%)     max: 28995 ms
min: 13843     avg: 15991.4     median: 16411 (28%)     max: 17719 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1361     avg: 1654.5     median: 1578 (17%)     max: 2148 ms
min: 1407     avg: 1713.4     median: 1713 (19%)     max: 2018 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 832     avg: 1517.3     median: 1606 (15%)     max: 1939 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 894     avg: 2044.4     median: 2105 (4%)     max: 2452 Points
min: 2037     avg: 2327.7     median: 2358 (4%)     max: 2588 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 634     avg: 698.8     median: 713 (19%)     max: 740 Points
871 Points (23%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 1110     avg: 1201.2     median: 1210 (27%)     max: 1273 Points
1352 Points (30%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1528     avg: 1743.2     median: 1691 (22%)     max: 2102 Points
1808 Points (24%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 4838     avg: 6502.2     median: 5781 (13%)     max: 9537 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 17286     avg: 17314     median: 17307 (40%)     max: 17349
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 18063     avg: 19220.1     median: 19113 (19%)     max: 20838 Points
min: 22466     avg: 23136     median: 23136 (23%)     max: 23806 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
23643 Points (8%)
min: 25865     avg: 26003     median: 26003 (9%)     max: 26141 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 299     avg: 344.3     median: 358 (11%)     max: 371 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6523     avg: 6867     median: 6948 (23%)     max: 7045 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9174     avg: 9761.1     median: 9807 (1%)     max: 10230 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 1910     avg: 2424.8     median: 2468 (13%)     max: 2852 Points
3499 Points (18%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
2345 Points (20%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6582 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8127 → 107%

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