Mediatek MT8125 vs Mediatek MT6589 vs Mediatek MT6589T

Mediatek MT8125

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The Mediatek MT8125 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 1.2 - 1.5 GHz while the GPU is clocked at 300 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 MT8125 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, FM radio, GPS and 2G/3G radios up to HSPA+. 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 MT6589

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The MediaTek MT6589 (previously known as the TMK6588) is an SoC for budget Android tablets and smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm and offers a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU, 1080p30 video encoding and decoding, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and radios for Dual-SIM UMTS HSPA+, GPS and FM. The performance is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Series and adequate for everyday tasks like browsing.

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.

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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
1200 - 1500 MHz1200 MHz1500 MHz
1 MB2 MB
4 / 44 / 44 / 4
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Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEUMTS/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, 533 MHz LPDDR2, 13 MP Camera ISP, 1080p30 encode/decode, PowerVR SGX544 @ 357 MHz
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)PowerVR SGX544PowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)
Mediatek MT8125 Mediatek MT6589 Mediatek MT6589T
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 6958     avg: 7559     median: 7622 (5%)     max: 8034 Points
107%
1 MT6589 +
min: 6884     avg: 8119     median: 8136 (5%)     max: 9830 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 7828     avg: 8086     median: 8066 (10%)     max: 8383 Points
100%
1 MT6589 +
min: 7691     avg: 8234     median: 8067 (10%)     max: 9427 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 7990     avg: 8125     median: 8080 (9%)     max: 8306 Points
116%
1 MT6589 +
min: 8134     avg: 9264     median: 9346 (11%)     max: 10309 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 264     avg: 270     median: 271 (2%)     max: 273 Points
103%
1 MT6589 +
min: 259     avg: 285     median: 280 (2%)     max: 336 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 743     avg: 806     median: 822.5 (7%)     max: 834 Points
95%
1 MT6589 +
min: 691     avg: 789     median: 779 (7%)     max: 911 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 2007     avg: 2020     median: 2019.5 (4%)     max: 2035 Points
102%
1 MT6589 +
min: 2032     avg: 2191     median: 2068 (4%)     max: 2576 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 1194     avg: 1208     median: 1204 (2%)     max: 1229 Points
101%
1 MT6589 +
min: 1196     avg: 1286     median: 1221 (2%)     max: 1498 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 1309     avg: 1319     median: 1315.5 (3%)     max: 1334 Points
102%
1 MT6589 +
min: 1305     avg: 1403     median: 1347 (4%)     max: 1641 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 1077     avg: 1171     median: 1110 (2%)     max: 1386 Points
99%
1 MT6589 +
min: 1049     avg: 1181     median: 1097 (2%)     max: 1425 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 324     avg: 347     median: 325.5 (7%)     max: 414 Points
100%
1 MT6589 +
min: 322     avg: 350     median: 327 (7%)     max: 399 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 89.585     avg: 103     median: 89.7 (3%)     max: 127.104 MFLOPS
110%
1 MT6589 +
min: 88.169     avg: 113     median: 98.8 (3%)     max: 149.263 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 33.777     avg: 36.3     median: 37.6 (4%)     max: 38.403 MFLOPS
98%
1 MT6589 +
min: 34.218     avg: 46.8     median: 37 (4%)     max: 73.089 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 16900     avg: 19560     median: 17694.2 (30%)     max: 25949.6 ms
101%
1 MT6589 +
min: 15546.6     avg: 16970     median: 17169.9 (29%)     max: 18568.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 864.1     avg: 1269     median: 1341.5 (15%)     max: 1529.8 ms
99%
1 MT6589 +
min: 1138.1     avg: 1417     median: 1451 (16%)     max: 1575.6 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 1111.4     avg: 1292     median: 1303.3 (12%)     max: 1449.9 ms
100%
1 MT6589 +
min: 946.6     avg: 1269     median: 1331 (13%)     max: 1563.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
1915 Points (4%)
76%
1 MT6589 +
min: 1403     avg: 1564     median: 1449 (3%)     max: 1839 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
100%
1 MT8125 +
583 Points (16%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
100%
1 MT8125 +
1155 Points (26%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 1386     avg: 1472     median: 1471.5 (19%)     max: 1557 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 3953     avg: 4394     median: 4393.5 (10%)     max: 4834 points
90%
1 MT6589 +
min: 3841     avg: 4622     median: 3973 (9%)     max: 5885 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
100%
1 MT8125 +
5925 (39%)
100%
1 MT6589 +
min: 5454     avg: 6159     median: 5931 (39%)     max: 7606
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 13211     avg: 13244     median: 13243.5 (31%)     max: 13276
107%
1 MT6589 +
min: 13383     avg: 14572     median: 14155 (33%)     max: 15979
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
15649 Points (16%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
14200 Points (5%)
AndEBench - Java
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 304     avg: 324     median: 330 (10%)     max: 332 Iter./s
99%
1 MT6589 +
min: 300     avg: 344     median: 327 (10%)     max: 419 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 6449     avg: 6502     median: 6506.5 (21%)     max: 6544 Iter./s
99%
1 MT6589 +
min: 6354     avg: 6842     median: 6463 (21%)     max: 8095 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
1 MT8125 +
min: 8230     avg: 8406     median: 8406 (1%)     max: 8580 Points
99%
1 MT6589 +
min: 6337     avg: 8521     median: 8336 (1%)     max: 10615 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
1 MT8125 +
1873 Points (10%)

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