Mediatek MT8121 vs MediaTek MT6572

Mediatek MT8121

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The Mediatek MT8121 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 1.3 GHz while the GPU is clocked at 156 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 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.

Features

In addition to the processor and GPU, the SoC integrates a decoder for 1080p video, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as GPS, but lacks a 2G/3G/4G radio. 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 MT6572

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The dual-core Mediatek MT6572 is an entry-level ARM SoC found in a number of Android smartphones and tablets. It contains two Cortex-A7 CPU cores and an ARM Mali-400 graphics card. The CPU cores are typically clocked at 1.2 GHz and the GPU core at 500 MHz. Furthermore, an LPDDR2 memory controller, a 2G/3G (HSPA+) radio, 720p video decoder, WLAN, Bluetooth and GPS modules are integrated onto the chip. 

Performance

As the Cortex A7 architecture is slightly slower per clock than the older Cortex-A9 or Krait cores, the CPU performance is approximately on the same level as a Samsung Exynos 4210 or similar. The ARM Mali-400 GPU is only an entry-level graphics card unsuited for demanding Android 3D games.

Power Consumption

Due to the power-efficient Cortex-A7 cores and the 28 nm manufacturing process, the power consumption of the Mediatek MT6572 is low enough to be used in smaller smartphones.

Mediatek MT8121MediaTek MT6572
Mediatek Mediatek
Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
: Mediatek Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6592 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8321 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT81211300 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 MT65721200 MHz2 / 2
Mediatek MT6592 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8321 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81211300 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 MT65721200 MHz2 / 2
1300 MHz1200 MHz
1 MB1 MB
4 / 42 / 2
28 28
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSHSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS, LPDDR2 Memory Controller
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP
128 KB

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8296 Points (5%)
min: 2946     avg: 3647.2     median: 3765 (2%)     max: 4134 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 2937     avg: 3691.7     median: 4000 (5%)     max: 4138 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
8982 Points (10%)
4320 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
351 Points (3%)
247 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
836 Points (8%)
628 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
1975 Points (3%)
840 Points (1%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
1156 Points (2%)
487 Points (1%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
1298 Points (3%)
614 Points (1%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1125     avg: 1140.5     median: 1140 (1%)     max: 1156 Points
min: 473     avg: 549.6     median: 575 (1%)     max: 586 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
351 Points (7%)
min: 254     avg: 304.2     median: 314 (6%)     max: 325 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 221     avg: 247     median: 246 (8%)     max: 272 MFLOPS
min: 73     avg: 103.8     median: 88 (3%)     max: 149 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
114.6 MFLOPS (11%)
min: 45     avg: 70.2     median: 59 (6%)     max: 105 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 18280     avg: 21474.8     median: 21474 (36%)     max: 24669 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1451     avg: 1452.9     median: 1452 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
min: 1430     avg: 1679.1     median: 1722 (19%)     max: 1840 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1464.3 ms (14%)
1769.2 ms (17%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
2085 Points (4%)
min: 1317     avg: 1587.5     median: 1587 (3%)     max: 1858 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
696 Points (19%)
595 Points (16%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
644 Points (14%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1326 Points (18%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
2894 points (7%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
min: 9434     avg: 10647.2     median: 10919 (25%)     max: 11317
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
12567 Points (13%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
144 Iter./s (4%)
AndEBench - Native
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
2600 Iter./s (9%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
min: 2924     avg: 3679.5     median: 3679 (0%)     max: 4435 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
1077 Points (5%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100%

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT6572 → 67%

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