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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 (compare)1700 - 2000 MHz8 / 8
Mediatek MT8127 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT6589T (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8389 (compare)1200 - 1500 MHz4 / 4
Mediatek MT8125 (compare)1200 - 1500 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
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)
Announcement Date07/01/2013

Benchmarks

Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 221.9     avg: 247     median: 247 (8%)     max: 272.043 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 114.2     avg: 114.6     median: 114.6 (11%)     max: 114.998 MFLOPS
AnTuTu Benchmark v4 - Total Score
min: 16946     avg: 17314     median: 17314 (40%)     max: 17682 points
AndEBench - Native
min: 6678     avg: 6881     median: 6881 (23%)     max: 7084 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9544     avg: 9761     median: 9761 (4%)     max: 9978 Points
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Reviews for the Mediatek MT8121 processor

Lenovo A8-50 (PowerVR SGX544, 8")
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Lenovo Ideapad A10 (PowerVR SGX544, 10.1")
» Lenovo A10 Tablet Review - Review
» Lenovo Ideapad A10 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500 (PowerVR SGX544, 8")
» Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500 - External Review

Lenovo Tab2 A7-10F (PowerVR SGX544, 7")
» Lenovo Tab2 A7-10F - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Mediatek

» Mediatek Mediatek Helio P25
   2.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8176
   2.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8173
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8173C
   2.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6595 Turbo
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6595
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6595M
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757
   2.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6795
   2.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797
   2.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8135
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8752
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6752
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6753
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6750
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6592
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8732
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8165
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6732
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6735
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8735
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6737T
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6737
   1.25 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6735P
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6735M
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8127
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Mediatek MT6589T
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT8389
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8121
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6582
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Mediatek MT6580M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Mediatek MT6589
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8312
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8377
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6572
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8317T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6577
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6575
   1 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Mediatek MT8389
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Mediatek MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Spreadtrum SC9830A
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
- Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
- Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8121
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
+ Mediatek MT6582
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB
+ Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB
+ Mediatek MT6580M
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB
+ Spreadtrum SC7731
   1.3 GHz / KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-06- 9)