Mediatek MT8121 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 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.

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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 MT65821300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M compare1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M compare1300 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 MT65821300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M compare1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M compare1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
1300 MHz1300 MHz
1 MB512 KB
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Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSMali-400 MP2 @ 500 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
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Mediatek MT6582

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8296 Points (5%)
min: 5464     avg: 7683     median: 7811 (5%)     max: 8382 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 5536     avg: 7724     median: 7861 (9%)     max: 8383 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
8982 Points (10%)
min: 7473     avg: 8449     median: 8628 (10%)     max: 9037 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
351 Points (3%)
min: 371     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 379 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
836 Points (8%)
min: 962     avg: 992     median: 992 (9%)     max: 1022 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
1975 Points (4%)
min: 2105     avg: 2122     median: 2121.5 (4%)     max: 2138 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
1156 Points (2%)
min: 1249     avg: 1251     median: 1251 (3%)     max: 1253 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
1298 Points (3%)
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: 891     avg: 1145     median: 1169.5 (2%)     max: 1200 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
351 Points (7%)
min: 347     avg: 355     median: 353 (7%)     max: 366 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
1191 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT6582 +
364 Points (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
min: 110     avg: 216     median: 230 (8%)     max: 289.805 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
min: 52     avg: 87.8     median: 88.9 (9%)     max: 115.952 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 14998.7     avg: 17878     median: 15823.1 (27%)     max: 28995.5 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
min: 1361.1     avg: 1654     median: 1578.1 (17%)     max: 2148.7 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1464 ms (14%)
min: 832     avg: 1517     median: 1606.2 (15%)     max: 1939.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
2085 Points (4%)
min: 894     avg: 2044     median: 2105 (4%)     max: 2452 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
696 Points (19%)
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
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
min: 4838     avg: 6502     median: 5781 (13%)     max: 9537 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
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 MT6582 +
23643 Points (8%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
min: 299     avg: 344     median: 358 (11%)     max: 371 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
min: 6523     avg: 6867     median: 6948.5 (23%)     max: 7045 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
min: 9174     avg: 9761     median: 9807 (1%)     max: 10230 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1910     avg: 2425     median: 2468.5 (13%)     max: 2852 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6582 → 99% n=21

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