Mediatek MT8389 vs Mediatek MT8321 vs Mediatek MT6589

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 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 MT6589

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The MediaTek MT6589 (previously known as the TMK6588) is an SoC for budget Android tablets and smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm and offers a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU, 1080p30 video encoding and decoding, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and radios for Dual-SIM UMTS HSPA+, GPS and FM. The performance is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Series and adequate for everyday tasks like browsing.

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Mediatek MT65921700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT81271500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T1500 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT83891200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81251200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65821300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65891200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT65721200 MHz2 / 2
Mediatek MT65921700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT81271500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83891200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81251200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT83211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65821300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65891200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT65721200 MHz2 / 2
Mediatek MT65921700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT81271500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83891200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81251200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT83211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT81211300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT65821300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6582M1300 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6580M1300 MHz4 / 4
» Mediatek MT65891200 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT65721200 MHz2 / 2
1200 - 1500 MHz1300 MHz1200 MHz
1 MB1 MB
4 / 44 / 44 / 4
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Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM, 3G/HSPA+, 2G/EDGEWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, EDGE / HSPA+ / WDCDMA
iGPUPowerVR SGX544 (300 MHz)ARM Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz)PowerVR SGX544
Mediatek MT8389 Mediatek MT8321 Mediatek MT6589

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7384     avg: 7883     median: 8037 (5%)     max: 8227 Points
min: 6884     avg: 8119     median: 8136 (5%)     max: 9830 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7174     avg: 7726     median: 7932 (9%)     max: 8071 Points
min: 7691     avg: 8234     median: 8067 (10%)     max: 9427 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
7962 Points (9%)
min: 7561     avg: 7743     median: 7742.5 (9%)     max: 7924 Points
min: 8134     avg: 9264     median: 9346 (11%)     max: 10309 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 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 266     avg: 272     median: 271 (2%)     max: 279 Points
min: 259     avg: 285     median: 280 (2%)     max: 336 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 767     avg: 806     median: 795 (7%)     max: 856 Points
min: 691     avg: 789     median: 779 (7%)     max: 911 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2005     avg: 2023     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2047 Points
min: 2032     avg: 2191     median: 2068 (4%)     max: 2576 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1151     avg: 1184     median: 1181 (2%)     max: 1219 Points
min: 1196     avg: 1286     median: 1221 (2%)     max: 1498 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1299     avg: 1311     median: 1301 (3%)     max: 1332 Points
min: 1305     avg: 1403     median: 1347 (4%)     max: 1641 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1042     avg: 1069     median: 1069 (2%)     max: 1096 Points
min: 1049     avg: 1181     median: 1097 (2%)     max: 1425 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
325 Points (7%)
min: 322     avg: 350     median: 327 (7%)     max: 399 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 429     avg: 430     median: 430 (7%)     max: 431 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1106     avg: 1117     median: 1116.5 (2%)     max: 1127 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 35.209     avg: 87.9     median: 111.7 (4%)     max: 116.805 MFLOPS
min: 88.169     avg: 113     median: 98.8 (3%)     max: 149.263 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 36.624     avg: 57.6     median: 37 (4%)     max: 99.216 MFLOPS
min: 34.218     avg: 46.8     median: 37 (4%)     max: 73.089 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
18661 ms (31%)
min: 19084.6     avg: 19149     median: 19148.5 (32%)     max: 19212.4 ms
min: 15546.6     avg: 16970     median: 17169.9 (29%)     max: 18568.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1413.5     avg: 1455     median: 1463.9 (16%)     max: 1487.2 ms
min: 1138.1     avg: 1417     median: 1451 (16%)     max: 1575.6 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1319     avg: 1332     median: 1333.2 (13%)     max: 1343.7 ms
min: 946.6     avg: 1269     median: 1331 (13%)     max: 1563.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
1355 Points (3%)
min: 1712     avg: 1715     median: 1715 (3%)     max: 1718 Points
min: 1403     avg: 1564     median: 1449 (3%)     max: 1839 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
4706 points (11%)
min: 3841     avg: 4622     median: 3973 (9%)     max: 5885 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5967 (39%)
min: 5454     avg: 6159     median: 5931 (39%)     max: 7606
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
13430 (31%)
min: 13383     avg: 14572     median: 14155 (33%)     max: 15979
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
26504 Points (9%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 294     avg: 317     median: 326 (10%)     max: 331 Iter./s
min: 300     avg: 344     median: 327 (10%)     max: 419 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6373     avg: 6440     median: 6437 (21%)     max: 6510 Iter./s
min: 6354     avg: 6842     median: 6463 (21%)     max: 8095 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8173     avg: 8297     median: 8323 (1%)     max: 8396 Points
min: 6337     avg: 8521     median: 8336 (1%)     max: 10615 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
1382 Points (8%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
4460 Points (15%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
0 Points (0%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 2529     avg: 2624     median: 2624 (13%)     max: 2719 Points

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8389 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8321 → 103%

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT6589 → 101%

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