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Mediatek MT8121

MT8121

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.

Series Mediatek
CodenameCortex-A7
Series: Mediatek Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6592 compare1.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8127 compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589T compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8389 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8125 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT8321 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
» Mediatek MT81211.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6580M compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6589 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A7
MediaTek MT6572 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 Cortex-A7
Clock Rate1300 MHz
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
GPUPowerVR SGX544 (156 MHz)
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date07/01/2013

Benchmarks

PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (1%)     max: 9978 Points
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Reviews for the Mediatek MT8121 processor

Lenovo A8-50 (PowerVR SGX544, 8.00")
» Lenovo Tab A8 Tablet Review - Review
» Lenovo A8-50 - External Review

Lenovo Ideapad A10 (PowerVR SGX544, 10.10")
» Lenovo A10 Tablet Review - Review
» Lenovo Ideapad A10 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500 (PowerVR SGX544, 8.00")
» Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500 - External Review

Lenovo Tab2 A7-10F (PowerVR SGX544, 7.00")
» Lenovo Tab2 A7-10F - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Mediatek

» Mediatek Helio G95
   8x 2 GHz - 2.05 GHz
» Mediatek Helio G90T
   8x 2.05 GHz
» Mediatek Helio P90
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Mediatek Helio P70
   8x 2.1 GHz
» Mediatek Helio P65
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek Helio G85
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek Helio G80
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek Helio G70
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek Helio P60T
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek Helio P60
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek MT8183
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek MT8176
   6x 2.1 GHz
» Mediatek MT8173
   4x 2.4 GHz
» Mediatek MT8173C
   4x 2.1 GHz
» Mediatek MT6595 Turbo
   8x 2.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT8768
   8x 1.5 GHz - 2 GHz
» Mediatek MT6595
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Mediatek MT6595M
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek Helio X10 MT6795
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
   8x 2.3 GHz
» Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755
   8x 2 GHz
» Mediatek MT8135
   4x 1.7 GHz
» Mediatek MT8752
   8x 1.7 GHz
» Mediatek MT6752
   8x 1.7 GHz
» Mediatek MT6753
   8x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6750S
   8x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6750N
   8x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6750
   8x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6592
   8x 1.7 GHz
» Mediatek MT8732
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT8165
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6739
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6739WW
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6732
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6735
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT8735
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT6737T
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6737
   4x 1.25 GHz
» Mediatek MT6735P
   4x 1 GHz
» Mediatek MT6735M
   4x 1 GHz
» Mediatek MT8127
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT6589T
   4x 1.5 GHz
» Mediatek MT8389
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Mediatek MT8125
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Mediatek MT8321
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT8121
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT6582
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT6582M
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT6580M
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT6589
   4x 1.2 GHz
» MediaTek MT8312
   2x 1.3 GHz
» MediaTek MT8377
   2x 1.2 GHz
» MediaTek MT6572
   2x 1.2 GHz
» MediaTek MT8317T
   2x 1.2 GHz
» MediaTek MT6577
   2x 1 GHz
» MediaTek MT6575
   1x 1 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Mediatek MT8125
   4x 1.2 GHz
+ Spreadtrum SC9830A
   4x 1.5 GHz
+ Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad
   4x 1.4 GHz
+ Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad
   4x 1.3 GHz
+ Mediatek MT8321
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT8121
   4x 1.3 GHz
- Mediatek MT6582
   4x 1.3 GHz
- Mediatek MT6582M
   4x 1.3 GHz
- Mediatek MT6580M
   4x 1.3 GHz
- Spreadtrum SC7731
   4x 1.3 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-06- 9)