Mediatek MT6589T vs Mediatek MT8125 vs Mediatek MT8321

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 MT8125

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The Mediatek MT8125 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 1.2 - 1.5 GHz while the GPU is clocked at 300 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 MT8125 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, FM radio, GPS and 2G/3G radios up to HSPA+. 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.

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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 MHzWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
Mediatek MT6589T Mediatek MT8125 Mediatek MT8321

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6958     avg: 7559     median: 7622 (5%)     max: 8034 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7828     avg: 8086     median: 8066 (10%)     max: 8383 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7990     avg: 8125     median: 8080 (9%)     max: 8306 Points
min: 7561     avg: 7743     median: 7742.5 (9%)     max: 7924 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 264     avg: 270     median: 271 (2%)     max: 273 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 743     avg: 806     median: 822.5 (7%)     max: 834 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2007     avg: 2020     median: 2019.5 (4%)     max: 2035 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1194     avg: 1208     median: 1204 (2%)     max: 1229 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1309     avg: 1319     median: 1315.5 (3%)     max: 1334 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1077     avg: 1171     median: 1110 (2%)     max: 1386 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 324     avg: 347     median: 325.5 (7%)     max: 414 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 429     avg: 430     median: 430 (7%)     max: 431 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1106     avg: 1117     median: 1116.5 (2%)     max: 1127 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 89.585     avg: 103     median: 89.7 (3%)     max: 127.104 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 33.777     avg: 36.3     median: 37.6 (4%)     max: 38.403 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 16900     avg: 19560     median: 17694.2 (30%)     max: 25949.6 ms
min: 19084.6     avg: 19149     median: 19148.5 (32%)     max: 19212.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 864.1     avg: 1269     median: 1341.5 (15%)     max: 1529.8 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1111.4     avg: 1292     median: 1303.3 (12%)     max: 1449.9 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
1915 Points (4%)
min: 1712     avg: 1715     median: 1715 (3%)     max: 1718 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
583 Points (16%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1155 Points (26%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1386     avg: 1472     median: 1471.5 (19%)     max: 1557 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 3953     avg: 4394     median: 4393.5 (10%)     max: 4834 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5925 (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 13211     avg: 13244     median: 13243.5 (31%)     max: 13276
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
15649 Points (16%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
14200 Points (5%)
26504 Points (9%)
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
min: 4144     avg: 4191     median: 4190.5 (13%)     max: 4237 Points
AnTuTu v7 - UX
min: 9180     avg: 9570     median: 9570 (12%)     max: 9960 Points
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
min: 7439     avg: 7655     median: 7654.5 (5%)     max: 7870 Points
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
min: 20856     avg: 21415     median: 21415 (4%)     max: 21974 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 304     avg: 324     median: 330 (10%)     max: 332 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6449     avg: 6502     median: 6506.5 (21%)     max: 6544 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8230     avg: 8406     median: 8406 (1%)     max: 8580 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
1873 Points (10%)
min: 2529     avg: 2624     median: 2624 (13%)     max: 2719 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
1382 Points (6%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
4460 Points (15%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
0 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8125 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8321 → 108%

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