Mediatek MT8121 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 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 MT6589T
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Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
Series: Mediatek Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6592 compare1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 compare1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T1500 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 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 MT6589T1500 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
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Mediatek MT6580M compare1300 MHz4 / 4
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Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSUMTS/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, 533 MHz LPDDR2, 13 MP Camera ISP, 1080p30 encode/decode, PowerVR SGX544 @ 357 MHz
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)
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Mediatek MT6589T

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
8296 Points (5%)
8296 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
8982 Points (10%)
8982 Points (10%)
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: 1125     avg: 1140.5     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
351 (7%)
351 (7%)
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%)
16115 ms (27%)
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%)
2085 Points (4%)
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 MT6589T → 100% n=21

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