Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6580M vs Mediatek MT6582

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 MT6582

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The Mediatek MT6582 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 as well as an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU clocked at 500 MHz (according to Wikipedia the main difference to the MT6582M that is clocked at 416 MHz). Furthermore, the chip supports dual SIM, UMTS and HSPA+, WiFi, FM, Bluetooth and GPS. 

The CPU performance of the MT6582 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 MT8121Mediatek MT6580MMediatek MT6582
Mediatek Mediatek Mediatek
Cortex-A7Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
Series: Mediatek Cortex-A7
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 MHz1300 MHz
1 MB512 KB512 KB
4 / 44 / 44 / 4
28 28 28
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSMali-400 MP2 @ 416 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FMMali-400 MP2 @ 500 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
128 KB128 KB
Mediatek MT6580M Mediatek MT6582

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8296 Points (5%)
min: 7465     avg: 7576     median: 7575.5 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
min: 5464     avg: 7683     median: 7811 (5%)     max: 8382 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (9%)     max: 7773 Points
104%
1 MT6582 +
min: 5536     avg: 7724     median: 7861 (9%)     max: 8383 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
8982 Points (10%)
min: 7498     avg: 8007     median: 7886 (9%)     max: 8913 Points
min: 7473     avg: 8449     median: 8628 (10%)     max: 9037 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
100%
1 MT8121 +
351 Points (3%)
107%
1 MT6582 +
min: 371     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 379 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 MT8121 +
836 Points (8%)
119%
1 MT6582 +
min: 962     avg: 992     median: 992 (9%)     max: 1022 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 MT8121 +
1975 Points (4%)
107%
1 MT6582 +
min: 2105     avg: 2122     median: 2121.5 (4%)     max: 2138 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 MT8121 +
1156 Points (2%)
108%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1249     avg: 1251     median: 1251 (3%)     max: 1253 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
1298 Points (3%)
109%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1403     avg: 1416     median: 1416 (4%)     max: 1429 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156 Points
min: 1135     avg: 1165     median: 1170.5 (2%)     max: 1184 Points
min: 891     avg: 1145     median: 1169.5 (2%)     max: 1200 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
351 Points (7%)
min: 354     avg: 356     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356 Points
min: 347     avg: 355     median: 353 (7%)     max: 366 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
1171 Points (2%)
102%
1 MT6582 +
1191 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
350 Points (7%)
104%
1 MT6582 +
364 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
407 Points (6%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
1166 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 394     avg: 421     median: 426 (7%)     max: 437 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 1131     avg: 1167     median: 1161.5 (2%)     max: 1237 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
93%
1 MT6582 +
min: 110     avg: 216     median: 230 (8%)     max: 289.805 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
78%
1 MT6582 +
min: 52     avg: 87.8     median: 88.9 (9%)     max: 115.952 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 14579.1     avg: 16993     median: 15157.3 (25%)     max: 21256.7 ms
min: 14998.7     avg: 17878     median: 15823.1 (27%)     max: 28995.5 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
98%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1361.1     avg: 1654     median: 1578.1 (17%)     max: 2148.7 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8121 +
1464 ms (14%)
98%
1 MT6582 +
min: 832     avg: 1517     median: 1606.2 (15%)     max: 1939.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
2085 Points (4%)
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138.5 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
min: 894     avg: 2044     median: 2105 (4%)     max: 2452 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
100%
1 MT8121 +
696 Points (19%)
102%
1 MT6582 +
min: 634     avg: 699     median: 713 (19%)     max: 740 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1110     avg: 1201     median: 1210 (27%)     max: 1273 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1528     avg: 1743     median: 1691 (22%)     max: 2102 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
68%
1 MT6582 +
min: 4838     avg: 6502     median: 5781 (13%)     max: 9537 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 17286     avg: 17314     median: 17307 (40%)     max: 17349
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 18063     avg: 19220     median: 19113 (19%)     max: 20838 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 15185     avg: 22450     median: 23956.5 (8%)     max: 25237 Points
99%
1 MT6582 +
23643 Points (8%)
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 2654     avg: 2929     median: 2969 (9%)     max: 3122 Points
AnTuTu v7 - UX
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 6403     avg: 8560     median: 8949 (11%)     max: 9938 Points
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 7527     avg: 7814     median: 7615.5 (5%)     max: 8496 Points
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 17073     avg: 19302     median: 19523 (3%)     max: 21088 Points
AndEBench - Java
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
98%
1 MT6582 +
min: 299     avg: 344     median: 358 (11%)     max: 371 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
101%
1 MT6582 +
min: 6523     avg: 6867     median: 6948.5 (23%)     max: 7045 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 9174     avg: 9761     median: 9807 (1%)     max: 10230 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
0 Points (0%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 2516     avg: 2715     median: 2695.5 (13%)     max: 3041 Points
92%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1910     avg: 2425     median: 2468.5 (12%)     max: 2852 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100% n=6

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6580M → 98% n=6

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6582 → 99% n=6

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)