Mediatek MT8173 vs Mediatek MT8183

Mediatek MT8173

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The Mediatek MT8173 is an upper mainstream ARM SoC (System on a chip) that was introduced in March 2015 and is primarily used for Android based tablets. It is manufactured in a 28 nm process and has a total of four CPU cores with two Cortex-A72 and two Cortex-A53 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration. The graphics unit is based on the IMG Series 6XT (Rogue) and has the designation PowerVR GX6250. Among others, the GPU includes a video decoder with 4K and H.265 support.

Processor

The biggest highlight of the SoC are the new Cortex-A72 cores, which can be seen as the successors to the Cortex-A57 design. ARM promises much more performance in combination with reduced power consumption, which results in an excellent per-thread performance with the very high maximum clock of 2.4 GHz. The architecture is based on ARMv8-ISA and therefore supports 64-bit.

The two slower, but therefore very frugal Cortex-A53 cores (clocks unknown, probably around 1.5 GHz) are supposed to reduce the power consumption and are always active with light workloads. The big.LITTLE configuration also allows the simultaneous use of all four cores (or any combination of cores from both clusters), so the MT8173 can be called a real quad-core.

Graphics

The graphics unit is based on Series 6XT (Rogue) from IMG and has the designation PowerVR GX6250. The 2-cluster chip has a unified-shader architecture with a total of 64 FP32 ALUs as well as 4 TMUs. Thanks to the comparatively high maximum clock of 700 MHz, the performance is roughly on par with the PowerVR G6430 in the iPhone 5s. High-resolution screens and complex Android games from 2015 are usually no problem for the GPU.

Features

Besides CPU and GPU, the chip is also equipped with an LPDDR3 memory controller (2x 32-bit, probably up to 933 MHz, 14.9 GB/s), but no wireless modem. The maximum display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels. Another highlight is the integrated video engine, which even supports 4K material and the modern H.265 codec.

Power Consumption

The MT8173 is manufactured in an 28 nm process and should have a average up to high power consumption. It can still be used in tablets without limitations.

Mediatek MT8183

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The Mediatek MT8183 is a mainstream ARM SoC (System on a Chip) that was introduced in Late 2019 and is primarily used for Android based tablets. It is manufactured in a 12 nm process (unverified) and has a total of eight CPU cores with four powerful Cortex-A73 and four small Cortex-A53 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration. The integrated graphics card is a ARM Mali-G72 with three clusters (MP3).

Features

Besides CPU and GPU, the chip is also equipped with an LPDDR3/LPDDR4x memory controller, a Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac) modem (but no cellular modem). Furthermore, Mediatek states that it integrated an AI accelerator with a performance of 0.5 TOPS.

The maximum display resolution is only 2,400 x 1,080 pixels.

Mediatek MT8173Mediatek MT8183
Mediatek Mediatek MT8
Cortex-A72/-A53Cortex-A73/-A53
Series: Mediatek Cortex-A72/-A53
Mediatek MT8176 compare2.1 GHz6 / 6 Cortex-A72/-A53
» Mediatek MT81732.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A72/-A53
Mediatek MT8173C compare2.1 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A72/-A53
2400 MHz2000 MHz
4 / 48 / 8
28 12
20 MP Camera ISP, 4K Video Encoder, H.265, PowerVR GX6250 GPU32 MP Camera ISP, 1080p H.264 Video Encoder, H.265 Decoder
iGPUPowerVR GX6250 (? - 700 MHz)ARM Mali-G72 MP3
ArchitectureARMARM

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
15117 Points (16%)
min: 15776     avg: 18163     median: 18829 (19%)     max: 19883 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
1386 Points (17%)
2966 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
1399 Points (24%)
min: 2409     avg: 2695     median: 2714 (47%)     max: 2963 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 MT8183 +
805 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 MT8183 +
1718 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 MT8183 +
10758 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 MT8183 +
5381 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 MT8183 +
6072 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
2909 (5%)
min: 5754     avg: 6212     median: 6212 (10%)     max: 6670
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1385 (28%)
min: 1410     avg: 1469     median: 1468.5 (30%)     max: 1527
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT8183 +
1395 (22%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT8183 +
4968 (12%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1204 (15%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
3305 (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
0 (0%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
0 (0%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 MT8183 +
300 (16%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 MT8183 +
1430 (8%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
3976 ms (7%)
min: 3957     avg: 4468     median: 4468.2 (8%)     max: 4979.3 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
8570 Points (13%)
min: 8665     avg: 9348     median: 9347.5 (14%)     max: 10030 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 MT8183 +
min: 52     avg: 55.5     median: 55.5 (19%)     max: 59 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 MT8173 +
63777 Points (22%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
6544 Points (20%)
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
22256 Points (27%)
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
11012 Points (3%)
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
37905 Points (23%)
0 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
77717 Points (14%)
0 Points (0%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 MT8183 +
175006 Points (23%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
100%
1 MT8173 +
509 min (10%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
2620 Points (14%)
min: 2714     avg: 3143     median: 3143 (17%)     max: 3572 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
3656 Points (12%)
min: 6470     avg: 11152     median: 11152 (36%)     max: 15834 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
3678 Points (24%)
min: 5056     avg: 5839     median: 5782.5 (38%)     max: 6735 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
4895 Points (24%)
min: 6284     avg: 7442     median: 7441.5 (37%)     max: 8599 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8173 → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8183 → 115% n=18

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