Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6580M 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 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.

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 MT6580MMediaTek MT6572
Mediatek Mediatek Mediatek
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
1300 MHz1300 MHz1200 MHz
1 MB512 KB1 MB
4 / 44 / 42 / 2
28 28 28
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSMali-400 MP2 @ 416 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FMHSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS, LPDDR2 Memory Controller
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP
128 KB128 KB
Mediatek MT6580M

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8296 Points (5%)
min: 7465     avg: 7575.5     median: 7575 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
min: 2946     avg: 3647.2     median: 3765 (2%)     max: 4134 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (9%)     max: 7773 Points
min: 2937     avg: 3691.7     median: 4000 (5%)     max: 4138 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
8982 Points (10%)
min: 7498     avg: 8007.3     median: 7886 (9%)     max: 8913 Points
4320 Points (5%)
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
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: 1135     avg: 1165     median: 1170 (1%)     max: 1184 Points
min: 473     avg: 549.6     median: 575 (1%)     max: 586 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
351 Points (7%)
min: 354     avg: 355.5     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356 Points
min: 254     avg: 304.2     median: 314 (6%)     max: 325 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1171 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
350 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1166 Points (4%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
407 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 394     avg: 422.8     median: 427 (7%)     max: 437 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1131     avg: 1167.6     median: 1160 (2%)     max: 1237 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: 14579     avg: 16992.6     median: 15157 (25%)     max: 21256 ms
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: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
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%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 15185     avg: 22449.6     median: 23956 (8%)     max: 25237 Points
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 2.0 performance score
0 Points (0%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 2516     avg: 2716.9     median: 2696 (14%)     max: 3041 Points
1077 Points (5%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6580M → 99%

Average Benchmarks MediaTek MT6572 → 63%

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