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Default view of MediaTek MT6589

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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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.2 GHz vs 0.93 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Significantly higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.78 GHz vs 1.21 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of MT6589 vs Atom Z2580


Atom Z2580

Specifications Full list of technical specs


MT6589  vs
Atom Z2580 
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core


Overclocked clock speed 1.21 GHz 1.78 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.2 GHz 0.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.21 GHz 1.78 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A


MT6589  vs
Atom Z2580 
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

Label PowerVR Series5XT SGX544 PowerVR SGX 544MP2

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
MediaTek MT6589
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