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Mediatek MT8127 vs Mediatek MT8389 vs Mediatek MT6589T

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.

Mediatek MT8389

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The Mediatek MT8389 is a low-cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip) used 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. The official specifications of the MT8389 are identical to the MT8125 SoC.

Performance

Since the Cortex-A7 architecture is somewhat slower than a Krait or Cortex-A9 design at the same clock speed, the performance of the MT8389 is just below Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412. The PowerVR SGX 544 is also just a simple low-cost solution not designed for ultra-high resolution displays or very demanding games.

Features

In addition to processor and GPU, the SoC also 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 low enough to be a fit for tablets.

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.

ModelMediatek MT8127Mediatek MT8389Mediatek MT6589T
Series Mediatek Mediatek Mediatek
CodenameCortex-A7Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
Series: 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
Clock1500 MHz1200 - 1500 MHz1500 MHz
L2 Cache512 KB1 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 44 / 44 / 4
Technology28 nm28 nm28 nm
FeaturesWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FMWi-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
iGPUARM Mali-450 MP4 (600 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (357 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Announced
Manufacturer Mediatek MT8127 Mediatek MT8389 Mediatek MT6589T
L1 Cache256 KB

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 7914     avg: 8623     median: 8622.5 (6%)     max: 9331 Points
93%
1 MT8389 +
min: 7384     avg: 7883     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 7874     avg: 8586     median: 8586 (7%)     max: 9298 Points
92%
1 MT8389 +
min: 7174     avg: 7726     median: 7932 (7%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 7395     avg: 9011     median: 8974 (8%)     max: 10664 Points
89%
1 MT8389 +
7962 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT8127 +
448 Points (5%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT8127 +
1216 Points (1%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
443 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
1194 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 1205     avg: 1274     median: 1274 (2%)     max: 1343 Points
84%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (2%)     max: 1096 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 362     avg: 383.5     median: 383.5 (7%)     max: 405 Points
85%
1 MT8389 +
325 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (2%)     max: 279 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (7%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 2005     avg: 2023     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1151     avg: 1184     median: 1181 (2%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1299     avg: 1311     median: 1301 (3%)     max: 1332 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 169.4     avg: 190.1     median: 190.1 (6%)     max: 210.8 MFLOPS
59%
1 MT8389 +
min: 35.21     avg: 87.9     median: 111.7 (4%)     max: 116.8 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 55.1     avg: 81.5     median: 81.5 (8%)     max: 107.8 MFLOPS
45%
1 MT8389 +
min: 36.62     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.2 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 13843     avg: 15991     median: 16411 (19%)     max: 17720 ms
97%
1 MT8389 +
18661 ms (22%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 1408     avg: 1714     median: 1713.5 (19%)     max: 2019 ms
103%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1414     avg: 1455     median: 1464 (16%)     max: 1487 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333 (13%)     max: 1344 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 2037     avg: 2328     median: 2358 (2%)     max: 2588 Points
57%
1 MT8389 +
1355 Points (1%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
1 MT8127 +
871 Points (23%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
100%
1 MT8127 +
1352 Points (30%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
100%
1 MT8127 +
1808 Points (24%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
100%
1 MT8389 +
4706 points (11%)
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
100%
1 MT8389 +
5967 Points (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
100%
1 MT8389 +
13430 Points (31%)
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 22466     avg: 23136     median: 23136 (23%)     max: 23806 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 MT8127 +
min: 25865     avg: 26003     median: 26003 (9%)     max: 26141 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 294     avg: 317     median: 326 (10%)     max: 331 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 6373     avg: 6440     median: 6437 (21%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 8173     avg: 8297     median: 8323 (1%)     max: 8396 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 MT8127 +
2345 Points (15%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 MT8127 +
3499 Points (18%)

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