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Mediatek MT8389 vs Mediatek MT8121

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 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.

ModelMediatek MT8389Mediatek MT8121
Series Mediatek Mediatek
CodenameCortex-A7Cortex-A7
Series: Mediatek Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6592 compare1.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8127 compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8389 « 1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8125 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8321 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT6572 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6592 compare1.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8127 compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT83891.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8125 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8321 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8121 « 1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT6572 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores Cortex-A7
Clock1200 - 1500 MHz1300 MHz
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 44 / 4
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced
Manufacturer Mediatek MT8389

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 7384     avg: 7883     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
8296 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 MT8389 +
min: 7174     avg: 7726     median: 7932 (7%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
7962 Points (7%)
8982 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (2%)     max: 1096 Points
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
325 Points (6%)
351 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (2%)     max: 279 Points
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (7%)     max: 856 Points
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 2005     avg: 2023     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2047 Points
1975 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 1151     avg: 1184     median: 1181 (2%)     max: 1219 Points
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 1299     avg: 1311     median: 1301 (3%)     max: 1332 Points
1298 Points (3%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 35.21     avg: 87.9     median: 111.7 (4%)     max: 116.8 MFLOPS
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 36.62     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.2 MFLOPS
min: 114.2     avg: 114.6     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 115 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
18661 ms (22%)
16115 ms (19%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1414     avg: 1455     median: 1464 (16%)     max: 1487 ms
min: 1452     avg: 1453     median: 1453 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333 (13%)     max: 1344 ms
1464 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
1355 Points (1%)
2085 Points (2%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
1 MT8121 +
696 Points (19%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
4706 points (11%)
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
100%
1 MT8389 +
5967 Points (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
13430 Points (31%)
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
min: 294     avg: 317     median: 326 (10%)     max: 331 Iter./s
min: 358     avg: 367     median: 367 (11%)     max: 376 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 6373     avg: 6440     median: 6437 (21%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 8173     avg: 8297     median: 8323 (1%)     max: 8396 Points
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8389 → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 130% n=20

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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