Mediatek MT8389 vs Mediatek MT8127

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 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.

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Mediatek MT6592 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT81271500 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 MT8121 (compare)1300 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 MT81271500 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 MT8121 (compare)1300 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 MHz1500 MHz
1 MB512 KB
4 / 44 / 4
28 28
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)ARM Mali-450 MP4 (600 MHz)
Mediatek MT8389 Mediatek MT8127

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7384     avg: 7883     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
min: 7914     avg: 8623     median: 8622.5 (6%)     max: 9331 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7174     avg: 7726     median: 7932 (9%)     max: 8071 Points
min: 7874     avg: 8586     median: 8586 (10%)     max: 9298 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
7962 Points (9%)
min: 7395     avg: 9011     median: 8974 (10%)     max: 10664 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (2%)     max: 279 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (7%)     max: 856 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2005     avg: 2023     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1151     avg: 1184     median: 1181 (2%)     max: 1219 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1299     avg: 1311     median: 1301 (3%)     max: 1332 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (2%)     max: 1096 Points
min: 1205     avg: 1274     median: 1274 (2%)     max: 1343 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
325 Points (7%)
min: 362     avg: 384     median: 383.5 (8%)     max: 405 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
448 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1216 Points (2%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 35.209     avg: 87.9     median: 111.7 (4%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
min: 169.367     avg: 190     median: 190.1 (6%)     max: 210.833 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 36.624     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.216 MFLOPS
min: 55.143     avg: 81.4     median: 81.4 (8%)     max: 107.755 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
18661 ms (31%)
min: 13843.1     avg: 15991     median: 16411.4 (28%)     max: 17719.6 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1413.5     avg: 1455     median: 1463.9 (16%)     max: 1487.2 ms
min: 1407.8     avg: 1713     median: 1713.4 (19%)     max: 2018.9 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333.2 (13%)     max: 1343.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
1355 Points (3%)
min: 2037     avg: 2328     median: 2358 (4%)     max: 2588 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
871 Points (23%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1352 Points (30%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1808 Points (24%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
4706 points (11%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5967 (39%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
13430 (31%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 22466     avg: 23136     median: 23136 (23%)     max: 23806 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 25865     avg: 26003     median: 26003 (9%)     max: 26141 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 294     avg: 317     median: 326 (10%)     max: 331 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6373     avg: 6440     median: 6437 (21%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8173     avg: 8297     median: 8323 (1%)     max: 8396 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
2345 Points (19%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3499 Points (18%)

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8389 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8127 → 117%

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