Mediatek MT8121 vs Mediatek MT6592

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.

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Mediatek MT65921700 - 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
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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
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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
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Mediatek MT6589 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
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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 MHz
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)ARM Mali-450 MP4 (700 MHz)
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Mediatek MT6592

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
8296 Points (5%)
min: 5508     avg: 8551     median: 9246 (6%)     max: 10060 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
8982 Points (10%)
min: 5713     avg: 10577     median: 11158 (13%)     max: 12604 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
351 Points (3%)
430 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
836 Points (8%)
966 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
1975 Points (4%)
4185 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
1156 Points (2%)
2458 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
1298 Points (3%)
2561 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156
min: 1344     avg: 2350     median: 2390 (4%)     max: 2847
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
351 (7%)
min: 262     avg: 438     median: 445 (9%)     max: 526
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack 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
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack 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
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
16115 ms (27%)
min: 11338.2     avg: 14383     median: 14278 (24%)     max: 19204.8 ms
Sunspider - 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
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
1464 ms (14%)
min: 1396.2     avg: 1617     median: 1616.8 (15%)     max: 1837.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
2085 Points (4%)
min: 1895     avg: 2511     median: 2563.5 (4%)     max: 3085 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
696 Points (19%)
min: 696     avg: 796     median: 817 (22%)     max: 853 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
min: 11433     avg: 13992     median: 14485 (34%)     max: 16058 points
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682 Points
min: 25761     avg: 27891     median: 27979 (65%)     max: 30358 Points
AndEBench - 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
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
min: 11657     avg: 16616     median: 17876 (59%)     max: 19055 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
min: 13907     avg: 22989     median: 25313.5 (3%)     max: 26698 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6592 → 151% n=21

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