Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6592 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 MT6592

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The MediaTek MT6592 is a mid-range 28 nm SoC for Android smartphones and tablets. It was announced near the end of 2013 and is manufactured in 28 nm. It includes 8 Cortex-A7 processor cores that are typically clocked up to 1.7 - 2.0 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an ARM Mali-450 GPU at 700 MHz, WLAN, a video decoder for up to 4K content, a LPDDR3 memory controller at 666 MHz, and a 2G/3G (UMTS/HSPA+) radio.

Although the MT6592 offers eight relatively high clocked CPU cores compared to other SoCs, its performance in day-to-day usage is a bit lower, as the Cortex-A7 cores offer slower performance per clock and only a few apps are able to make use of all 8 cores simultaneously. Modern dual-core (e.g., Apple A7) or quad-core (e.g., Cortex A15 or Snapdragon 800) SoCs can be clearly faster in everyday scenarios.

The integrated ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU offers 4 graphics clusters that are clocked at a high 700 MHz. However, the performance of the GPU is somewhat below that of a Tegra 4 or Adreno 320. Also like the Nvidia rival, the Mali-450 lacks support for OpenGL ES 3.0.

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 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 MHz1700 - 2000 MHz1300 MHz
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4 / 48 / 84 / 4
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Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPSUMTS/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, WiFi (802.11n), 666 MHz LPDDR3, 16 MP Camera ISP, 4K Video Encoder, H.265, GPS, NFC, ARM Mali-450 MP4 @ 700 MHzMali-400 MP2 @ 500 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-450 MP4 (700 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
512 KB128 KB
Mediatek MT6592 Mediatek MT6582

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8296 Points (5%)
min: 5508     avg: 8551     median: 9246 (6%)     max: 10060 Points
min: 5464     avg: 7683     median: 7811 (5%)     max: 8382 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 5182     avg: 9113     median: 9762 (12%)     max: 10293 Points
81%
1 MT6582 +
min: 5536     avg: 7724     median: 7861 (9%)     max: 8383 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
8982 Points (10%)
min: 5713     avg: 10577     median: 11158 (13%)     max: 12604 Points
min: 7473     avg: 8449     median: 8628 (10%)     max: 9037 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
351 Points (3%)
430 Points (3%)
min: 371     avg: 375     median: 375 (3%)     max: 379 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
836 Points (8%)
966 Points (9%)
min: 962     avg: 992     median: 992 (9%)     max: 1022 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
1975 Points (4%)
4185 Points (8%)
min: 2105     avg: 2122     median: 2121.5 (4%)     max: 2138 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
1156 Points (2%)
2458 Points (5%)
min: 1249     avg: 1251     median: 1251 (3%)     max: 1253 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
1298 Points (3%)
2561 Points (7%)
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: 1344     avg: 2350     median: 2390 (4%)     max: 2847 Points
min: 891     avg: 1145     median: 1169.5 (2%)     max: 1200 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
351 Points (7%)
min: 262     avg: 438     median: 445 (9%)     max: 526 Points
min: 347     avg: 355     median: 353 (7%)     max: 366 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 1922     avg: 2135     median: 2134.5 (3%)     max: 2347 Points
56%
1 MT6582 +
1191 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 357     avg: 398     median: 398 (8%)     max: 439 Points
91%
1 MT6582 +
364 Points (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
min: 241.989     avg: 295     median: 292.8 (10%)     max: 350 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: 118.576     avg: 144     median: 143.9 (14%)     max: 171 MFLOPS
min: 52     avg: 87.8     median: 88.9 (9%)     max: 115.952 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 11338.2     avg: 14383     median: 14278 (24%)     max: 19204.8 ms
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: 904.2     avg: 1338     median: 1182 (13%)     max: 2016 ms
min: 1361.1     avg: 1654     median: 1578.1 (17%)     max: 2148.7 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1464 ms (14%)
min: 1396.2     avg: 1617     median: 1616.8 (15%)     max: 1837.4 ms
min: 832     avg: 1517     median: 1606.2 (15%)     max: 1939.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
2085 Points (4%)
min: 1895     avg: 2511     median: 2563.5 (5%)     max: 3085 Points
min: 894     avg: 2044     median: 2105 (4%)     max: 2452 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
696 Points (19%)
min: 696     avg: 796     median: 817 (22%)     max: 853 Points
min: 634     avg: 699     median: 713 (19%)     max: 740 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 1254     avg: 1456     median: 1503.5 (33%)     max: 1562 Points
80%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1110     avg: 1201     median: 1210 (27%)     max: 1273 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 871     avg: 1559     median: 1694 (22%)     max: 1977 Points
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: 11433     avg: 13992     median: 14485 (34%)     max: 16058 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: 25761     avg: 27891     median: 27979 (65%)     max: 30358
min: 17286     avg: 17314     median: 17307 (40%)     max: 17349
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 22774     avg: 28587     median: 29100 (29%)     max: 33176 Points
66%
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: 329     avg: 386     median: 384.5 (12%)     max: 447 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: 11657     avg: 16616     median: 17876 (59%)     max: 19055 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: 13907     avg: 22989     median: 25313.5 (3%)     max: 26698 Points
min: 9174     avg: 9761     median: 9807 (1%)     max: 10230 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 2991     avg: 3194     median: 3193.5 (16%)     max: 3396 Points
77%
1 MT6582 +
min: 1910     avg: 2425     median: 2468.5 (13%)     max: 2852 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6592 → 151% n=21

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6582 → 99% n=21

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