Mediatek MT8321 vs Mediatek MT6580M

Mediatek MT8321

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The Mediatek MT8321 is a low-cost ARM SoC (System on a Chip) mainly used in smartphones. It is most likely manufactured in 28 nm and integrates a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor and a ARM Mali-400 MP2. The CPU cores are clocked at up to 1.3 GHz while the GPU is clocked at up to 500 MHz. Furthermore, the chip includes a EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA radio and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. The integrated single channel memory controller supports LPDDR3 RAM.

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.

Mediatek MT6580M

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The Mediatek MT6580M is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) for low-cost tablets and smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm and offers a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor (max 1.3 GHz) as well as an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU (MP2 unconfirmed, but the similar MT6582 has a MP2 clocked at 416 MHz). Furthermore, the chip supports dual SIM, UMTS and HSPA+, WiFi, FM, Bluetooth and GPS. 

The CPU performance of the MT6580M is similar to other Cortex-A7 SoCs clocked at the same frequency. Depending on the benchmark, the CPU power is roughly comparable with the Nvidia Tegra 3 and sufficient for everyday applications such as browsing. The GPU will handle only simple Android games in moderate resolutions.

Mediatek MT8321Mediatek MT6580M
Mediatek Mediatek
Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
: Mediatek Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6592 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT83211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8121 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Mediatek MT6592 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8121 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
1300 MHz1300 MHz
1 MB512 KB
4 / 44 / 4
28 28
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMAMali-400 MP2 @ 416 MHz, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM
iGPUARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (416 MHz)
Mediatek MT8321 Mediatek MT6580M
128 KB

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7465     avg: 7575.5     median: 7575 (5%)     max: 7686 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7371     avg: 7572     median: 7572 (9%)     max: 7773 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
7924 Points (9%)
min: 7498     avg: 8007.3     median: 7886 (9%)     max: 8913 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1135     avg: 1165     median: 1170 (1%)     max: 1184 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 354     avg: 355.5     median: 356 (7%)     max: 356 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1171 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
350 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1166 Points (4%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
407 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
429 Points (7%)
min: 394     avg: 422.8     median: 427 (7%)     max: 437 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1106 Points (2%)
min: 1131     avg: 1167.6     median: 1160 (2%)     max: 1237 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
19084.6 ms (32%)
min: 14579     avg: 16992.6     median: 15157 (25%)     max: 21256 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
1718 Points (3%)
min: 1645     avg: 2066     median: 2138 (4%)     max: 2280 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
26504 Points (9%)
min: 15185     avg: 22449.6     median: 23956 (8%)     max: 25237 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
1382 Points (11%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
4460 Points (20%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
2529 Points (13%)
min: 2516     avg: 2716.9     median: 2696 (14%)     max: 3041 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
0 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8321 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6580M → 102%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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