Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6580M vs Mediatek MT6589

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 MT6589

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The MediaTek MT6589 (previously known as the TMK6588) is an SoC for budget Android tablets and smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm and offers a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU, 1080p30 video encoding and decoding, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and radios for Dual-SIM UMTS HSPA+, GPS and FM. The performance is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Series and adequate for everyday tasks like browsing.

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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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Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSMali-400 MP2 @ 416 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)PowerVR SGX544
128 KB
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8296 Points (5%)
min: 7465     avg: 7575.5     median: 7575 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
min: 6884     avg: 8118.8     median: 8136 (5%)     max: 9830 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (9%)     max: 7773 Points
min: 7691     avg: 8233.6     median: 8067 (10%)     max: 9427 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
8982 Points (10%)
min: 7498     avg: 8007.3     median: 7886 (9%)     max: 8913 Points
min: 8134     avg: 9264     median: 9346 (11%)     max: 10309 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
351 Points (3%)
min: 259     avg: 284.9     median: 280 (2%)     max: 336 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
836 Points (8%)
min: 691     avg: 789.1     median: 779 (7%)     max: 911 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
1975 Points (3%)
min: 2032     avg: 2191.3     median: 2068 (4%)     max: 2576 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
1156 Points (2%)
min: 1196     avg: 1286.4     median: 1221 (2%)     max: 1498 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
1298 Points (3%)
min: 1305     avg: 1403     median: 1347 (3%)     max: 1641 Points
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: 1049     avg: 1181     median: 1097 (1%)     max: 1425 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
351 Points (7%)
min: 354     avg: 355.5     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356 Points
min: 322     avg: 350     median: 327 (7%)     max: 399 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: 88     avg: 113     median: 98 (3%)     max: 149 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
114.6 MFLOPS (11%)
min: 34     avg: 46.8     median: 36 (4%)     max: 73 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 14579     avg: 16992.6     median: 15157 (25%)     max: 21256 ms
min: 15546     avg: 16970     median: 17169 (29%)     max: 18568 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1451     avg: 1452.9     median: 1452 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
min: 1138     avg: 1417.3     median: 1451 (16%)     max: 1575 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1464.3 ms (14%)
min: 946     avg: 1269.5     median: 1331 (13%)     max: 1563 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
2085 Points (4%)
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
min: 1403     avg: 1563.7     median: 1449 (3%)     max: 1839 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
696 Points (19%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
min: 3841     avg: 4622     median: 3973 (9%)     max: 5885 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
min: 5454     avg: 6158.8     median: 5931 (39%)     max: 7606
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
min: 13383     avg: 14572.3     median: 14155 (33%)     max: 15979
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
min: 300     avg: 344     median: 327 (10%)     max: 419 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
min: 6354     avg: 6842.1     median: 6463 (21%)     max: 8095 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
min: 6337     avg: 8521.1     median: 8336 (1%)     max: 10615 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

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6580M → 99%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6589 → 87%

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