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Mediatek MT8176

MT8176

The Mediatek MT8176 is an upper mainstream ARM SoC (System on a chip) that was introduced in October 2016 and is primarily used for Android based tablets. It has two fast Cortex-A72 CPU cores running at up to 2.1 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores for power-saving in a big.LITTLE configuration. The graphics unit is based on the IMG Series 6XT (Rogue) and has the designation PowerVR GX6250 clocked at 600 MHz. Among others, the GPU includes a video decoder with 4K and H.265 support (not verified, but was already the case for the older MT8173).

Processor

The biggest highlight of the SoC are the new Cortex-A72 cores, which can be seen as the successors to the Cortex-A57 design. ARM promises much more performance in combination with reduced power consumption, which results in an excellent per-thread performance with the very high maximum clock of 2.4 GHz. The architecture is based on ARMv8-ISA and therefore supports 64-bit.

The four slower, but therefore very frugal Cortex-A53 cores (clocks unknown, probably around 1.4 GHz) are supposed to reduce the power consumption and are always active with light workloads. The big.LITTLE configuration also allows the simultaneous use of all six cores (or any combination of cores from both clusters), so the MT8173 can be called a real hexa-core.

Graphics

The graphics unit is based on Series 6XT (Rogue) from IMG and has the designation PowerVR GX6250. The 2-cluster chip has a unified-shader architecture with a total of 64 FP32 ALUs as well as 4 TMUs. Compared to the MT8173, the clocks were reduced from 700 to 600 MHz, so the gaming performance is a bit lower. High-resolution screens and complex Android games should be powered without bigger problems.

Series Mediatek
CodenameCortex-A72/-A53
Clock Rate2100 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Features20 MP Camera ISP, 4K Video Encoder, H.265, PowerVR GX6250 GPU
GPUPowerVR GX6250 (600 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date08/09/2016
Product Link (external) Mediatek MT8176

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 16449     avg: 16449 (24%)     median: 16449 (24%)     max: 16449 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the Mediatek MT8176 processor

Asus ZenPad 3s 10 (Imagination PowerVR GX6250, 9.7")
» Asus ZenPad 3s 10 - External Review

Asus ZenPad 3s 10 Z500M (Imagination PowerVR GX6250, 9.7")
» Asus ZenPad 3s 10 (Z500M-1H006A) Tablet Review - Review
» Asus ZenPad 3s 10 Z550M - External Review

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M-1H (Imagination PowerVR GX6250, 9.7")
» Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M-1H - External Review

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M-1J009A (Imagination PowerVR GX6250, 9.7")
» Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M-1J009A 3S 10 Z500M-1J009A - External Review

Xiaomi MiPad 3 (Imagination PowerVR GX6250, 7.9")
» Xiaomi MiPad 3 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Mediatek

» 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

- Intel Atom E3845
   1.91 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Desktop) 4600+
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo L7700
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
- Apple A8X
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB + 4 MB
- NVIDIA Tegra K1 (Denver)
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT8176
   2.1 GHz / 0 MB
+ Mediatek MT8173
   2.4 GHz / KB
+ Mediatek MT8173C
   2.1 GHz / KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP7700
   1.8 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3100
   1.9 GHz / 1024 KB
+ AMD A-Series A10 Micro-6700T
   1.2 GHz / 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03- 5)