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.

Mediatek MT8389Mediatek MT8121
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Cortex-A7Cortex-A7
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Mediatek MT6592 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT83891200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8321 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M (compare)1300 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 MT83891200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8321 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT6572 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
1200 - 1500 MHz1300 MHz
1 MB1 MB
4 / 44 / 4
28 28
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)PowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)
Mediatek MT8389

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7384     avg: 7883     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
8296 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7174     avg: 7726     median: 7932 (9%)     max: 8071 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
7962 Points (9%)
8982 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (2%)     max: 279 Points
351 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (7%)     max: 856 Points
836 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2005     avg: 2023     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2047 Points
1975 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1151     avg: 1184     median: 1181 (2%)     max: 1219 Points
1156 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1299     avg: 1311     median: 1301 (3%)     max: 1332 Points
1298 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (2%)     max: 1096 Points
min: 1125     avg: 1141     median: 1140.5 (2%)     max: 1156 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
325 Points (7%)
351 Points (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 35.209     avg: 87.9     median: 111.7 (4%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 36.624     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.216 MFLOPS
min: 114.2     avg: 115     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
18661 ms (31%)
16115 ms (27%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1413.5     avg: 1455     median: 1463.9 (16%)     max: 1487.2 ms
min: 1451.8     avg: 1453     median: 1452.9 (16%)     max: 1454 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333.2 (13%)     max: 1343.7 ms
1464 ms (14%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
1355 Points (3%)
2085 Points (4%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
696 Points (19%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
4706 points (11%)
min: 8256     avg: 8492     median: 8492 (20%)     max: 8728 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5967 (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
13430 (31%)
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682
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 - 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 - 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%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8121 → 128%

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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)