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Default view of MediaTek MT6589

Reasons to consider the
MediaTek MT6589

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Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Intel Atom Z2560

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Higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of MT6589 vs Atom Z2560

GeekBench

MT6589
1,287
Atom Z2560
1,041

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

MT6589  vs
Atom Z2560 
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.21 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.21 GHz 1.6 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 2.44W

details

MT6589  vs
Atom Z2560 
Architecture ARM x86
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label PowerVR Series5XT SGX544 Integrated

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
MediaTek MT6589
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Intel Atom Z2560
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