Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6592 vs Mediatek MT8321

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 MT8321

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The Mediatek MT8321 is a low-cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip) mainly used in smartphones. It is most likely manufactured in 28 nm and integrates a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor and a ARM Mali-400 MP2. The CPU cores are clocked at up to 1.3 GHz while the GPU is clocked at up to 500 MHz. Furthermore, the chip includes a EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA radio and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. The integrated single channel memory controller supports LPDDR3 RAM.

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.

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Cortex-A7Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
: Mediatek Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65921.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81271.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81251.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
» Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65821.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT65721.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
» Mediatek MT65921.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81271.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81251.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65821.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT65721.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65921.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81271.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81251.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
» Mediatek MT83211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65821.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT65891.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT65721.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
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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 MHzWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-450 MP4 (700 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
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Mediatek MT6592 Mediatek MT8321

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 MT8121 +
8296 Points (5%)
111%
1 MT6592 +
min: 5508     avg: 8551     median: 9246 (6%)     max: 10060 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 5182     avg: 9113     median: 9762 (10%)     max: 10293 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
8982 Points (9%)
min: 5713     avg: 10577     median: 11158 (12%)     max: 12604 Points
min: 7561     avg: 7743     median: 7742.5 (8%)     max: 7924 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 MT8121 +
351 Points (3%)
123%
1 MT6592 +
430 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 MT8121 +
836 Points (8%)
116%
1 MT6592 +
966 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 MT8121 +
1975 Points (4%)
212%
1 MT6592 +
4185 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 MT8121 +
1156 Points (2%)
213%
1 MT6592 +
2458 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
1298 Points (3%)
197%
1 MT6592 +
2561 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156
210%
1 MT6592 +
min: 1344     avg: 2350     median: 2390 (4%)     max: 2847
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT8121 +
351 (7%)
127%
1 MT6592 +
min: 262     avg: 438     median: 445 (9%)     max: 526
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 1922     avg: 2135     median: 2134.5 (3%)     max: 2347
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 357     avg: 398     median: 398 (8%)     max: 439
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 429     avg: 430     median: 430 (6%)     max: 431
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 1106     avg: 1117     median: 1116.5 (2%)     max: 1127
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
0 (0%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
0 (0%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
119%
1 MT6592 +
min: 241.989     avg: 295     median: 292.8 (10%)     max: 350 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
126%
1 MT6592 +
min: 118.576     avg: 144     median: 143.9 (14%)     max: 171 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 11338.2     avg: 14383     median: 14278 (24%)     max: 19204.8 ms
min: 19084.6     avg: 19149     median: 19148.5 (32%)     max: 19212.4 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
104%
1 MT6592 +
min: 904.2     avg: 1338     median: 1182 (13%)     max: 2016 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8121 +
1464 ms (14%)
98%
1 MT6592 +
min: 1396.2     avg: 1617     median: 1616.8 (15%)     max: 1837.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
2085 Points (3%)
min: 1895     avg: 2511     median: 2563.5 (4%)     max: 3085 Points
min: 1712     avg: 1715     median: 1715 (3%)     max: 1718 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
1 MT8121 +
696 Points (19%)
117%
1 MT6592 +
min: 696     avg: 796     median: 817 (22%)     max: 853 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 1254     avg: 1456     median: 1503.5 (33%)     max: 1562 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 871     avg: 1559     median: 1694 (22%)     max: 1977 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
171%
1 MT6592 +
min: 11433     avg: 13992     median: 14485 (34%)     max: 16058 points
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682 Points
162%
1 MT6592 +
min: 25761     avg: 27891     median: 27979 (65%)     max: 30358 Points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 22774     avg: 28587     median: 29100 (29%)     max: 33176 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 MT8321 +
26504 Points (9%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 4144     avg: 4191     median: 4190.5 (13%)     max: 4237 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 9180     avg: 9570     median: 9570 (12%)     max: 9960 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 7439     avg: 7655     median: 7654.5 (5%)     max: 7870 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 MT8321 +
min: 20856     avg: 21415     median: 21415 (4%)     max: 21974 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
105%
1 MT6592 +
min: 329     avg: 386     median: 384.5 (12%)     max: 447 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
260%
1 MT6592 +
min: 11657     avg: 16616     median: 17876 (59%)     max: 19055 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 MT8121 +
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
259%
1 MT6592 +
min: 13907     avg: 22989     median: 25313.5 (3%)     max: 26698 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 MT6592 +
min: 2991     avg: 3194     median: 3193.5 (16%)     max: 3396 Points
82%
1 MT8321 +
min: 2529     avg: 2624     median: 2624 (13%)     max: 2719 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 MT8321 +
1382 Points (7%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 MT8321 +
4460 Points (15%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
0 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100% n=3

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6592 → 117% n=3

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8321 → 87% n=3

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