Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6580M

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 MT8121Mediatek MT6580M
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Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
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Mediatek MT6592 compare1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 compare1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T compare1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 compare1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 compare1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8321 compare1300 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582 compare1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M compare1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
Mediatek MT6592 compare1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 compare1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T compare1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 compare1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 compare1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8321 compare1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582 compare1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M compare1300 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
1300 MHz1300 MHz
1 MB512 KB
4 / 44 / 4
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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)
128 KB
Mediatek MT6580M

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
8296 Points (5%)
min: 7465     avg: 7576     median: 7575.5 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
8982 Points (10%)
min: 7498     avg: 8007     median: 7886 (9%)     max: 8913 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
351 Points (3%)
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
836 Points (8%)
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
1975 Points (4%)
1975 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
1156 Points (2%)
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
1298 Points (3%)
1298 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156
min: 1135     avg: 1165     median: 1170.5 (2%)     max: 1184
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
351 (7%)
min: 354     avg: 356     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
min: 114.2     avg: 114.6     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 14579.1     avg: 16993     median: 15157.3 (25%)     max: 21256.7 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
min: 1451.8     avg: 1452.9     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
1464 ms (14%)
1464.3 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
2085 Points (4%)
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138.5 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
696 Points (19%)
696 Points (19%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682 Points
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6580M → 99% n=21

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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)