MediaTek's true octa-core chip gets benchmarked again on AnTuTu

MediaTek's true octa-core chip gets benchmarked again on AnTuTu
MediaTek, back in July, announced the world's first true octa-core processor. The company, known more for producing low-priced processors for entry-level smartphones, would not have been your first guess if you had to name which silicon slinger would be first out of the gate with a true octa-core chip. Unlike the Samsung Exynos 5 with its big.LITTLE architecture, all 8 cores of the MT6592 can be active at one time. With Sammy's chip, only one group of four cores can be in use at one time. One set of four cores is used for heavy lifting while the other set takes care of small, housekeeping chores. Of course, Samsung has displayed how Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP), added to its Exynos 5420 proceesor, allows the latter to access all eight of its cores at the same time.

The MT6592 is based on Cortex-A7 and uses the 28nm architecture. A prototype handset using the MT6592 clocked at 1.7GHz, featuring the Mali-450 GPU, a display with resolution of 720 x 1280, and containing 1GB of RAM, was clocked at 25,496 on AnTuTu 4.0. That fails to top benchmark numbers for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The top clock speed for the MT6592 is 2.0GHz and a score above 30,000 would undoubtedly accompany a boost to that level. Earlier this Summer, the MT6592 did cross the 30,000 threshold on the AnTuTu test and while the speed of the silicon was unknown, it would appear that the chip used for that test had a clock speed at or close to the 2.0GHz max.

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1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

My quad core s600 htc one got 27000+ on antutu

16. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

antutu is really not something anyone should use to set standards. also making more cores wont help making more efficient dual-cores would. also software implementations makes ALOT difference thats why a processor OEM sample device scores and lives longer than comapanies that use those processor. all the fools believing thse octa cores will do any good... sigh.

21. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

its like those big sounding v8's and v10's some cars use , a highly efficent v6 (like in the GTR) can run rings around them , its not about the power , its always about the nature of the delivery

31. Gigabinzle

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

so your saying twin turbo the SoC instead of keeping it naturally aspirated ?

17. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

This is a Cortex A7-octa core. this is useless. A7 is basically a low power core for batterylife. Moreover Android still isn't that multi-threaded. Single thread performance is still a major factor in user experience. As expected, this will have terrible IPC. A quad core-A7 will perform almost same as octa core A7 because hardly anything in Android is muti-threaded to that extent.

34. latido

Posts: 45; Member since: May 31, 2012

My quad core s600 htc one got 27000+ on antutu >>> This for noobs! the benchmark never show the real performance.. android always lag behind.. and the apps also force close..

2. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012


3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Weak! S800 & 5420 > MT6592

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

This will be powering the $150-$300 phone range so... 25000 in antutu is prettydamn good for phones that you can get for $200.

32. Gigabinzle

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

I want the Intel core i3 in my next phone

4. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Just becasue it didnt smoke the best doesnt mean its not that good.. Its going to be cheap and powerful.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Powerful with GPS issues. There's a reason why Qualcomm dominates the SoC market.

14. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The chip isn't even out yet. How do you know it will have the same issues as the old one's?

18. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

im sure same company will make same mistakes always. exynos has a problem with heatup and killing battery. they never fixed it and i dont think they will. mediatek as i read has its own problems with wifi and gps

22. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Nothing last forever man. Gps and wifi is just a minor problem compared to the heat on exynos. It's an easy fix for mediatech so don't act like it isn't.

33. taikucing unregistered

lol. All mediatek GPS from single, dual and quad core version are crap. I have tried single & dual core mediatek powered phones. Both of them have stupid GPS. I have to wait in hours. After waiting for hours, the accuracy is very bad too, more than 200 ft. As a comparison, my old motorola fire xt has an accuracy less than 60 ft. And also it locks very fast. GPS isn't a minor problem. It's a very important part that must work well, especially when you go somewhere you don't know. I'm sure mediatek won't fix the GPS issue in its 8 core CPU, because mediatek is deaf.

23. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They also had a problem with ram and they fixed it.

5. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

media meh...

8. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Note 3 exynos 5420 35080 antutu. 2980 multi core geek bench 3. Note 3 is simple the beast.period!!!

9. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

I just fell asleep reading this...

10. tttony

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 22, 2012

Powerfull for the price

11. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

well, why make it octa-core, a quad core A15 is faster this would just such battery juice, and it wouldn't even be fast in most applications (because most are single-threaded)

12. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

When will people realize that multitasking kills battery life ??

13. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Because the iphone with multitasking saves sooo much battery. Nice try man.

15. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

My GS4 Octa ("fake" Octa core) clocks in at around 28100.

19. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Where are you from?

20. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

It is not fake, and it only runs 1.6ghz what if it runs 1.9ghz? it will be near s800.

24. Esteban4u

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

You can't put much stock in benchmark results. All cell phone OEM's are cheating by optimizing their chip's behavior/performance while benchmarking. Look up the story on Anand Tech's page.

25. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

MediaTek still as usual weak performance.

29. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

They said the same thing about the Mustang until the new 5.0 came out. Now it's keeping up and even beating M3s for pretty much half the price. It's called price per performance ratio man.

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