Mediatek MT6589T vs Mediatek MT8125

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.

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Mediatek MT6592 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT6589T1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81251200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8321 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8121 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Mediatek MT6592 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT81251200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8321 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8121 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 (compare)1200 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/EDGE
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)
Mediatek MT6589T Mediatek MT8125

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: 8085.8     median: 8066 (10%)     max: 8383 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7990     avg: 8125.3     median: 8080 (9%)     max: 8306 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 264     avg: 269.8     median: 271 (2%)     max: 273 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 743     avg: 805.5     median: 822 (7%)     max: 834 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2007     avg: 2020.3     median: 2019 (3%)     max: 2035 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1194     avg: 1207.8     median: 1204 (2%)     max: 1229 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1309     avg: 1318.5     median: 1315 (3%)     max: 1334 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1077     avg: 1170.8     median: 1110 (1%)     max: 1386 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 324     avg: 347.3     median: 325 (7%)     max: 414 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 89     avg: 102.9     median: 89 (3%)     max: 127 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 33     avg: 36.4     median: 37 (4%)     max: 38 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 16900     avg: 19559.5     median: 17694 (30%)     max: 25949 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 864     avg: 1269.2     median: 1341 (15%)     max: 1529 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1111     avg: 1292     median: 1303 (12%)     max: 1449 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
1915 Points (4%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
583 Points (16%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1155 Points (26%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1386     avg: 1471.5     median: 1471 (19%)     max: 1557 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 3953     avg: 4393.5     median: 4393 (10%)     max: 4834 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5925 (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 13211     avg: 13243.5     median: 13243 (31%)     max: 13276
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
15649 Points (16%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
14200 Points (5%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 304     avg: 324     median: 330 (10%)     max: 332 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6449     avg: 6501.5     median: 6506 (21%)     max: 6544 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8230     avg: 8405.5     median: 8406 (1%)     max: 8580 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
1873 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8125 → 100%

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