Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6580M vs Mediatek MT8389

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 MT8389

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The Mediatek MT8389 is a low-cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip) used 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 1.2 - 1.5 GHz, while the GPU is clocked at 300 MHz. The official specifications of the MT8389 are identical to the MT8125 SoC.

Performance

Since the Cortex-A7 architecture is somewhat slower than a Krait or Cortex-A9 design at the same clock speed, the performance of the MT8389 is just below Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412. The PowerVR SGX 544 is also just a simple low-cost solution not designed for ultra-high resolution displays or very demanding games.

Features

In addition to processor and GPU, the SoC also integrates a decoder for 1080p video, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, GPS and 2G/3G radios (up to HSPA+). 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 low enough to be a fit for tablets.

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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 - 1500 MHz
1 MB512 KB1 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, FMWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGE
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)
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Mediatek MT6580M Mediatek MT8389

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8296 Points (5%)
min: 7465     avg: 7575.5     median: 7575 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
min: 7384     avg: 7882.7     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (9%)     max: 7773 Points
min: 7174     avg: 7725.7     median: 7932 (9%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
8982 Points (10%)
min: 7498     avg: 8007.3     median: 7886 (9%)     max: 8913 Points
7962 Points (9%)
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: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (2%)     max: 279 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
836 Points (8%)
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (7%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
1975 Points (3%)
min: 2005     avg: 2023.3     median: 2018 (3%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
1156 Points (2%)
min: 1151     avg: 1183.7     median: 1181 (2%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
1298 Points (3%)
min: 1299     avg: 1310.7     median: 1301 (3%)     max: 1332 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: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (1%)     max: 1096 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
351 Points (7%)
min: 354     avg: 355.5     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356 Points
325 Points (7%)
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: 35     avg: 87.9     median: 111 (4%)     max: 116 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
114.6 MFLOPS (11%)
min: 36     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 14579     avg: 16992.6     median: 15157 (25%)     max: 21256 ms
18660.9 ms (31%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1451     avg: 1452.9     median: 1452 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
min: 1413     avg: 1454.9     median: 1463 (16%)     max: 1487 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1464.3 ms (14%)
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333 (13%)     max: 1343 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
2085 Points (4%)
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
1355 Points (3%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
696 Points (19%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
4706 points (11%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5967 (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
13430 (31%)
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: 294     avg: 317     median: 326 (10%)     max: 331 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
min: 6373     avg: 6440     median: 6437 (21%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
min: 8173     avg: 8297.3     median: 8323 (1%)     max: 8396 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 MT8389 → 86%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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