Mediatek MT6589T vs Mediatek MT8389 vs Mediatek MT6580M

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 MT8389

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The Mediatek MT8389 is a low-cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip) used 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. The official specifications of the MT8389 are identical to the MT8125 SoC.

Performance

Since the Cortex-A7 architecture is somewhat slower than a Krait or Cortex-A9 design at the same clock speed, the performance of the MT8389 is just below Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412. The PowerVR SGX 544 is also just a simple low-cost solution not designed for ultra-high resolution displays or very demanding games.

Features

In addition to processor and GPU, the SoC also 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 low enough to be a fit for tablets.

Mediatek MT6580M

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The Mediatek MT6580M 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 (max 1.3 GHz) as well as an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU (MP2 unconfirmed, but the similar MT6582 has a MP2 clocked at 416 MHz). Furthermore, the chip supports dual SIM, UMTS and HSPA+, WiFi, FM, Bluetooth and GPS. 

The CPU performance of the MT6580M 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.

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Cortex-A7Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
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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
1500 MHz1200 - 1500 MHz1300 MHz
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4 / 44 / 44 / 4
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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/EDGEMali-400 MP2 @ 416 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)
Mediatek MT6589T Mediatek MT8389 Mediatek MT6580M

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7384     avg: 7883     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
min: 7465     avg: 7576     median: 7575.5 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7174     avg: 7726     median: 7932 (9%)     max: 8071 Points
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (9%)     max: 7773 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
7962 Points (9%)
min: 7498     avg: 8007     median: 7886 (9%)     max: 8913 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: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (2%)     max: 279 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (7%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2005     avg: 2023     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1151     avg: 1184     median: 1181 (2%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1299     avg: 1311     median: 1301 (3%)     max: 1332 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (2%)     max: 1096 Points
min: 1135     avg: 1165     median: 1170.5 (2%)     max: 1184 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
325 Points (7%)
min: 354     avg: 356     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1171 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
350 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
407 Points (6%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1166 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 394     avg: 421     median: 426 (7%)     max: 437 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1131     avg: 1167     median: 1161.5 (2%)     max: 1237 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 35.209     avg: 87.9     median: 111.7 (4%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 36.624     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.216 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
18661 ms (31%)
min: 14579.1     avg: 16993     median: 15157.3 (25%)     max: 21256.7 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1413.5     avg: 1455     median: 1463.9 (16%)     max: 1487.2 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333.2 (13%)     max: 1343.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
1355 Points (3%)
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138.5 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
4706 points (11%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5967 (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
13430 (31%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 15185     avg: 22450     median: 23956.5 (8%)     max: 25237 Points
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
min: 2654     avg: 2929     median: 2969 (9%)     max: 3122 Points
AnTuTu v7 - UX
min: 6403     avg: 8560     median: 8949 (11%)     max: 9938 Points
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
min: 7527     avg: 7814     median: 7615.5 (5%)     max: 8496 Points
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
min: 17073     avg: 19302     median: 19523 (3%)     max: 21088 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 294     avg: 317     median: 326 (10%)     max: 331 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6373     avg: 6440     median: 6437 (21%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8173     avg: 8297     median: 8323 (1%)     max: 8396 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
0 Points (0%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 2516     avg: 2715     median: 2695.5 (14%)     max: 3041 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8389 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6580M → 104%

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