MTK6592 review : How it works ?

mtk6592 review

MTK6592 review : How it works ? Snapdragon 600-800 comparison.

MTK6592 quad core processor (also known as MT6592) it is based on MediaTek’s late July 2013 release of one of the world’s first eight-core (octa core) mobile processor.So we wnated to gather all the info that showed up a comparison between MediaTek mobile processors and Qualcomm.

This state-of-the-art MTK6592 chip had been made public around mid 2013 but some minor details were already leaked way before MediaTek ‘s worldwide premiere. Getting back to this brand-new MTK6592 specifications as most of you already know this is based upon a Cortex-A7 architecture using the latest 28nm process. In addition to this, the chipset frequency raises up to 2 GHz.

The MTK6592 chipset runs all the full capabilities of the eight cores in several simultaneously combinations. An advanced MediaTek scheduling algorithm is in charge of monitoring temperature and power consumption in order to ensure that the optimum performance is acheived througout the whole working cycles.

Indeed, the MT6592 system-on-chip features one of the best multimedia subsystems out there featuring a quad-core graphics engine and an advanced video playback system that supports several different codecs combinations such as Ultra-HD 4Kx2K H.264 video playback and support for the latest and most advanced video codecs released to date such as H.265 and VP9.

On the other hand a 16-megapixel camera and a Full HD display capability is endorsed to this state-of-the-art chipset. Moreover, the SOC comes with MediaTek ClearMotion™ technology that consists of automatic frame-rate conversion from standard 24/30 fps video to high-quality 60 fps video allowing you to playback average quality videos into high-quality sample rate thus leading to better quality and smoother playblack experience.

But wait, there’s more the MT6592 incorporates one of the best MediaTek’s bells and whistles. The advanced multi-mode cellular modem which allows you to get full connectivity capabilities both for dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 n. Also the Miracast screen-sharing functionality is supported as well as Bluetooth, GPS and an improved (now with RDS support) FM tuner.

Seen that, now let’s compare the MTK6592 chipset with some of its counterparts from Qualcomm. These are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

Antutu Score Comparison:

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Comparing the score obtained after running a full Antutu cycle this is what we get if we put all the data together into a graph like this. Only MTK6592 (27067) can compete with Snapdragon 600 (26579) as its little brother – the MTK6589 (16407) – can no longer follow its counterparts’ pace. On the other hand, Snapdragon 800 (32798) gets the highest score.

Processing Power (CPU) (Higher score means better performance):

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Pretty obvious here indeed, while the MTK6592 blows away its counterparts with an outstanding score – more than 4000 Antutu points – the rest of the competitors looks like they are a bush league compared with the all-new MTK6592. Snapdragon 600 and 800 are performing rather poorly (3021 and 3231 respectively) as per the MT6589 it scored an insignificant 1540 Antutu points.

3D Processing Power (GPU) (Higher score means better performance):

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Some stuff to be clarified before analysing these results. As you all may know the MTK6592 comes with a Mali 450 GPU clocked @ 700 MHz while the MTK6589 comes with the SGX544 clocked at 375MHz. On the other hand, the Snapdragons 600/800 use Adreno 330 GPU. So, said this..higher frequency will mean better performance combined with intrinsic hardware – of course – so Snapdragon 800 wins the battle here.

2D Processing Power (GPU) (Higher score means better performance):

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Same here..the Snapdragon are doing pretty much the same, while the MTK6589 doesn’t even reach half of its counterparts score (773 against +1600 as per the Snapdragon SoC’s). The MTK6592 throws up a pretty decent circa 1300 points.

Temperature under load (Lower score means better performance):

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Not much to say here. Lower clock frequency means lower temperature, although MTK6592 seems to manage heat dissipation much more efficiently than its counterparts do.

Temperature under full load (Lower score means better performance):

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Under full load, it’s pretty obvious that the chipset with the lower frequency rate will get less hot. On the other hand, both Snapdragon 800 and 600 version get hotter than its MediaTek counterparts. Among them, the temperature gradient is exactly the same, this is 4 degrees.

Now you can get a much decent approach towards this new processor as it has been compared with its main competitor Qualcomm. We are expecting an upgraded version of the MTK6592 that will be clocked at higher frequency rates and include some GPU tweaks. Until then, stay tuned to this blog and remember to visit our Forum!

Hope you found this brief article useful.

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The Team.

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