Mediatek MT6592 vs Mediatek MT8389 vs Mediatek MT8321

Mediatek MT6592

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The MediaTek MT6592 is a mid-range 28 nm SoC for Android smartphones and tablets. It was announced near the end of 2013 and is manufactured in 28 nm. It includes 8 Cortex-A7 processor cores that are typically clocked up to 1.7 - 2.0 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an ARM Mali-450 GPU at 700 MHz, WLAN, a video decoder for up to 4K content, a LPDDR3 memory controller at 666 MHz, and a 2G/3G (UMTS/HSPA+) radio.

Although the MT6592 offers eight relatively high clocked CPU cores compared to other SoCs, its performance in day-to-day usage is a bit lower, as the Cortex-A7 cores offer slower performance per clock and only a few apps are able to make use of all 8 cores simultaneously. Modern dual-core (e.g., Apple A7) or quad-core (e.g., Cortex A15 or Snapdragon 800) SoCs can be clearly faster in everyday scenarios.

The integrated ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU offers 4 graphics clusters that are clocked at a high 700 MHz. However, the performance of the GPU is somewhat below that of a Tegra 4 or Adreno 320. Also like the Nvidia rival, the Mali-450 lacks support for OpenGL ES 3.0.

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 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, WiFi (802.11n), 666 MHz LPDDR3, 16 MP Camera ISP, 4K Video Encoder, H.265, GPS, NFC, ARM Mali-450 MP4 @ 700 MHzWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA
iGPUARM Mali-450 MP4 (700 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
Mediatek MT6592 Mediatek MT8389 Mediatek MT8321

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5508     avg: 8551     median: 9246 (6%)     max: 10060 Points
min: 7384     avg: 7883     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5182     avg: 9113     median: 9762 (22%)     max: 10293 Points
min: 7174     avg: 7726     median: 7932 (18%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 5713     avg: 10577     median: 11158 (23%)     max: 12604 Points
7962 Points (16%)
min: 7561     avg: 7743     median: 7742.5 (16%)     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
430 Points (4%)
min: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (3%)     max: 279 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
966 Points (12%)
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (10%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4185 Points (20%)
min: 2005     avg: 2023     median: 2018 (10%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2458 Points (26%)
min: 1151     avg: 1184     median: 1181 (12%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
2561 Points (21%)
min: 1299     avg: 1311     median: 1301 (11%)     max: 1332 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1344     avg: 2350     median: 2390 (25%)     max: 2847 Points
min: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (11%)     max: 1096 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 262     avg: 438     median: 445 (13%)     max: 526 Points
325 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1922     avg: 2135     median: 2134.5 (21%)     max: 2347 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 357     avg: 398     median: 398 (11%)     max: 439 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 429     avg: 430     median: 430 (9%)     max: 431 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1106     avg: 1117     median: 1116.5 (8%)     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: 241.989     avg: 295     median: 292.8 (10%)     max: 350 MFLOPS
min: 35.209     avg: 87.9     median: 111.7 (4%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 118.576     avg: 144     median: 143.9 (14%)     max: 171 MFLOPS
min: 36.624     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.216 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 11338.2     avg: 14383     median: 14278 (24%)     max: 19204.8 ms
18661 ms (31%)
min: 19084.6     avg: 19149     median: 19148.5 (32%)     max: 19212.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 904.2     avg: 1338     median: 1182 (13%)     max: 2016 ms
min: 1413.5     avg: 1455     median: 1463.9 (16%)     max: 1487.2 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1396.2     avg: 1617     median: 1616.8 (15%)     max: 1837.4 ms
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333.2 (13%)     max: 1343.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1895     avg: 2511     median: 2563.5 (5%)     max: 3085 Points
1355 Points (3%)
min: 1712     avg: 1715     median: 1715 (3%)     max: 1718 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 696     avg: 796     median: 817 (22%)     max: 853 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 1254     avg: 1456     median: 1503.5 (33%)     max: 1562 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 871     avg: 1559     median: 1694 (22%)     max: 1977 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 11433     avg: 13992     median: 14485 (34%)     max: 16058 points
4706 points (11%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5967 (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 25761     avg: 27891     median: 27979 (65%)     max: 30358
13430 (31%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 22774     avg: 28587     median: 29100 (29%)     max: 33176 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
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 (5%)     max: 21974 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 329     avg: 386     median: 384.5 (12%)     max: 447 Iter./s
min: 294     avg: 317     median: 326 (10%)     max: 331 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 11657     avg: 16616     median: 17876 (59%)     max: 19055 Iter./s
min: 6373     avg: 6440     median: 6437 (21%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 13907     avg: 22989     median: 25313.5 (4%)     max: 26698 Points
min: 8173     avg: 8297     median: 8323 (1%)     max: 8396 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 2991     avg: 3194     median: 3193.5 (21%)     max: 3396 Points
min: 2529     avg: 2624     median: 2624 (17%)     max: 2719 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
1382 Points (8%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
4460 Points (15%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
0 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6592 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8389 → 63%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8321 → 93%

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