Mediatek MT8125 vs Mediatek MT6589 vs Mediatek MT8121

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 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.

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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 MHz1300 MHz
1 MB1 MB
4 / 44 / 44 / 4
28 28 28
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)PowerVR SGX544PowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)
Mediatek MT8125 Mediatek MT6589

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6958     avg: 7559     median: 7622 (5%)     max: 8034 Points
min: 6884     avg: 8119     median: 8136 (5%)     max: 9830 Points
8296 Points (5%)
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
min: 7990     avg: 8125     median: 8080 (9%)     max: 8306 Points
min: 8134     avg: 9264     median: 9346 (11%)     max: 10309 Points
8982 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 264     avg: 270     median: 271 (2%)     max: 273 Points
min: 259     avg: 285     median: 280 (2%)     max: 336 Points
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 743     avg: 806     median: 822.5 (7%)     max: 834 Points
min: 691     avg: 789     median: 779 (7%)     max: 911 Points
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2007     avg: 2020     median: 2019.5 (4%)     max: 2035 Points
min: 2032     avg: 2191     median: 2068 (4%)     max: 2576 Points
1975 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1194     avg: 1208     median: 1204 (2%)     max: 1229 Points
min: 1196     avg: 1286     median: 1221 (2%)     max: 1498 Points
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1309     avg: 1319     median: 1315.5 (3%)     max: 1334 Points
min: 1305     avg: 1403     median: 1347 (4%)     max: 1641 Points
1298 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1077     avg: 1171     median: 1110 (2%)     max: 1386 Points
min: 1049     avg: 1181     median: 1097 (2%)     max: 1425 Points
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 324     avg: 347     median: 325.5 (7%)     max: 414 Points
min: 322     avg: 350     median: 327 (7%)     max: 399 Points
351 Points (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 89.585     avg: 103     median: 89.7 (3%)     max: 127.104 MFLOPS
min: 88.169     avg: 113     median: 98.8 (3%)     max: 149.263 MFLOPS
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 33.777     avg: 36.3     median: 37.6 (4%)     max: 38.403 MFLOPS
min: 34.218     avg: 46.8     median: 37 (4%)     max: 73.089 MFLOPS
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 16900     avg: 19560     median: 17694.2 (30%)     max: 25949.6 ms
min: 15546.6     avg: 16970     median: 17169.9 (29%)     max: 18568.1 ms
16115 ms (27%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 864.1     avg: 1269     median: 1341.5 (15%)     max: 1529.8 ms
min: 1138.1     avg: 1417     median: 1451 (16%)     max: 1575.6 ms
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1111.4     avg: 1292     median: 1303.3 (12%)     max: 1449.9 ms
min: 946.6     avg: 1269     median: 1331 (13%)     max: 1563.3 ms
1464 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
1915 Points (4%)
min: 1403     avg: 1564     median: 1449 (3%)     max: 1839 Points
2085 Points (4%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
100%
1 MT8125 +
583 Points (16%)
119%
1 MT8121 +
696 Points (19%)
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
min: 3953     avg: 4394     median: 4393.5 (10%)     max: 4834 points
min: 3841     avg: 4622     median: 3973 (9%)     max: 5885 points
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 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
min: 13211     avg: 13244     median: 13243.5 (31%)     max: 13276
min: 13383     avg: 14572     median: 14155 (33%)     max: 15979
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
15649 Points (16%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
100%
1 MT8125 +
14200 Points (5%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 304     avg: 324     median: 330 (10%)     max: 332 Iter./s
min: 300     avg: 344     median: 327 (10%)     max: 419 Iter./s
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6449     avg: 6502     median: 6506.5 (21%)     max: 6544 Iter./s
min: 6354     avg: 6842     median: 6463 (21%)     max: 8095 Iter./s
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8230     avg: 8406     median: 8406 (1%)     max: 8580 Points
min: 6337     avg: 8521     median: 8336 (1%)     max: 10615 Points
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
1 MT8125 +
1873 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8125 → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6589 → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 130% n=20

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)