Mediatek MT8125 vs Mediatek MT6589 vs Mediatek MT8127

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 MT8127

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The MediaTek MT8127 is a cheap ARM-SoC (System on a Chip) that is mainly used in Android based tablets. It is manufactured in 28 nm and integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz (typically), a ARM Mali-450 MP4 graphics card (at 600 MHz) and a single channel 32 Bit DDDR3-1333 memory controller (max. 5.3 GB/s).

Processor

The ARM Cortex-A7 design is a 32-Bit entry level core with a much lower performance per MHz than the Cortex-A9. Therefore, the MT8127 is only positioned in the lower mid-range similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.

Features

The MT8127 integrates function blocks for full HD videos (en- and decoders), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM radio. Camera modules are supported up to 13 MP.

Power Consumption

Due to the low clocked Cortex-A7 cores and the small GPU, the SoC is using not much power and therefore also suited for small 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
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Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)PowerVR SGX544ARM Mali-450 MP4 (600 MHz)
Mediatek MT8125 Mediatek MT6589 Mediatek MT8127

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6958     avg: 7559     median: 7622 (5%)     max: 8034 Points
min: 6884     avg: 8118.8     median: 8136 (5%)     max: 9830 Points
min: 7914     avg: 8622.5     median: 8622 (6%)     max: 9331 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7828     avg: 8085.8     median: 8066 (10%)     max: 8383 Points
min: 7691     avg: 8233.6     median: 8067 (10%)     max: 9427 Points
min: 7874     avg: 8586     median: 8586 (10%)     max: 9298 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7990     avg: 8125.3     median: 8080 (9%)     max: 8306 Points
min: 8134     avg: 9264     median: 9346 (11%)     max: 10309 Points
min: 7395     avg: 9011     median: 8974 (10%)     max: 10664 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 264     avg: 269.8     median: 271 (2%)     max: 273 Points
min: 259     avg: 284.9     median: 280 (2%)     max: 336 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 743     avg: 805.5     median: 822 (7%)     max: 834 Points
min: 691     avg: 789.1     median: 779 (7%)     max: 911 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2007     avg: 2020.3     median: 2019 (3%)     max: 2035 Points
min: 2032     avg: 2191.3     median: 2068 (4%)     max: 2576 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1194     avg: 1207.8     median: 1204 (2%)     max: 1229 Points
min: 1196     avg: 1286.4     median: 1221 (2%)     max: 1498 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1309     avg: 1318.5     median: 1315 (3%)     max: 1334 Points
min: 1305     avg: 1403     median: 1347 (3%)     max: 1641 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1077     avg: 1170.8     median: 1110 (1%)     max: 1386 Points
min: 1049     avg: 1181     median: 1097 (1%)     max: 1425 Points
min: 1205     avg: 1274     median: 1274 (2%)     max: 1343 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 324     avg: 347.3     median: 325 (7%)     max: 414 Points
min: 322     avg: 350     median: 327 (7%)     max: 399 Points
min: 362     avg: 383.5     median: 383 (8%)     max: 405 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
448 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1216 Points (2%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 89     avg: 102.9     median: 89 (3%)     max: 127 MFLOPS
min: 88     avg: 113     median: 98 (3%)     max: 149 MFLOPS
min: 169     avg: 190.1     median: 190 (6%)     max: 210 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 33     avg: 36.4     median: 37 (4%)     max: 38 MFLOPS
min: 34     avg: 46.8     median: 36 (4%)     max: 73 MFLOPS
min: 55     avg: 81.5     median: 81 (8%)     max: 107 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 16900     avg: 19559.5     median: 17694 (30%)     max: 25949 ms
min: 15546     avg: 16970     median: 17169 (29%)     max: 18568 ms
min: 13843     avg: 15991.4     median: 16411 (28%)     max: 17719 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 864     avg: 1269.2     median: 1341 (15%)     max: 1529 ms
min: 1138     avg: 1417.3     median: 1451 (16%)     max: 1575 ms
min: 1407     avg: 1713.4     median: 1713 (19%)     max: 2018 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1111     avg: 1292     median: 1303 (12%)     max: 1449 ms
min: 946     avg: 1269.5     median: 1331 (13%)     max: 1563 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
1915 Points (4%)
min: 1403     avg: 1563.7     median: 1449 (3%)     max: 1839 Points
min: 2037     avg: 2327.7     median: 2358 (4%)     max: 2588 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
583 Points (16%)
871 Points (23%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1155 Points (26%)
1352 Points (30%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1386     avg: 1471.5     median: 1471 (19%)     max: 1557 Points
1808 Points (24%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 3953     avg: 4393.5     median: 4393 (10%)     max: 4834 points
min: 3841     avg: 4622     median: 3973 (9%)     max: 5885 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5925 (39%)
min: 5454     avg: 6158.8     median: 5931 (39%)     max: 7606
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 13211     avg: 13243.5     median: 13243 (31%)     max: 13276
min: 13383     avg: 14572.3     median: 14155 (33%)     max: 15979
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
15649 Points (16%)
min: 22466     avg: 23136     median: 23136 (23%)     max: 23806 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
14200 Points (5%)
min: 25865     avg: 26003     median: 26003 (9%)     max: 26141 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 304     avg: 324     median: 330 (10%)     max: 332 Iter./s
min: 300     avg: 344     median: 327 (10%)     max: 419 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6449     avg: 6501.5     median: 6506 (21%)     max: 6544 Iter./s
min: 6354     avg: 6842.1     median: 6463 (21%)     max: 8095 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8230     avg: 8405.5     median: 8406 (1%)     max: 8580 Points
min: 6337     avg: 8521.1     median: 8336 (1%)     max: 10615 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
1873 Points (10%)
3499 Points (18%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
2345 Points (20%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8125 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6589 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8127 → 133%

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