Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6580M vs Mediatek MT6589T

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 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 MT8121Mediatek MT6580MMediatek MT6589T
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 MHz1500 MHz
1 MB512 KB2 MB
4 / 44 / 44 / 4
28 28 28
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSMali-400 MP2 @ 416 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FMUMTS/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, 533 MHz LPDDR2, 13 MP Camera ISP, 1080p30 encode/decode, PowerVR SGX544 @ 357 MHz
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)
128 KB256 KB
Mediatek MT6580M Mediatek MT6589T

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 MT8121 +
8296 Points (5%)
min: 7465     avg: 7576     median: 7575.5 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (9%)     max: 7773 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 MT8121 +
8982 Points (10%)
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
100%
1 MT8121 +
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 MT8121 +
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 MT8121 +
1975 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 MT8121 +
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
1298 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156 Points
103%
1 MT6580M +
min: 1135     avg: 1165     median: 1170.5 (2%)     max: 1184 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
351 Points (7%)
101%
1 MT6580M +
min: 354     avg: 356     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
1171 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
350 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
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 MT8121 +
16115 ms (27%)
102%
1 MT6580M +
min: 14579.1     avg: 16993     median: 15157.3 (25%)     max: 21256.7 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8121 +
1464 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
2085 Points (4%)
103%
1 MT6580M +
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138.5 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
100%
1 MT8121 +
696 Points (19%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6580M +
min: 15185     avg: 22450     median: 23956.5 (8%)     max: 25237 Points
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
AndEBench - Native
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 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

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