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February 05, 2014

Benchmarked: MT6592 8-core SoC on CM Cosmos Z2

Earlier you guys saw what Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 brings to table in terms of its specs. Now let’s take a look at how MediaTek’s Octa-Core processor fared on our usual synthetic benchmark tests.

We were quite excited to see what kind of numbers we’ll get from this engine because this is the first smartphone powered by the “world’s first true Octa-Core SoC” from MediaTek we get to test. So without further ado here are the results we got during our test:

AnTuTu MT6592

On AnTuTu Benchmark, the Cosmos Z2 scored 22,911 which is miles away from the score we got from the LG G2 (34,056) and NVidia Shield (38,746).

Quadrant MT6592

The MT6592 fared better in Quadrant Standard Edition. Although the score (16,169) is still lower compared to the results we saw from the Snapdragon 800 and Tegra 4 processors, the margin isn’t that high compared to the previous test.

nenamark mt6592

Surprisingly, unlike other GPUs found on high-end SOCs, the Mali-450MP didn’t reach the NenaMark2’s ceiling of 60fps during our test. The highest score we got from the Cosmos Z2 was only 56.9fps.

Vellamo MT6592

Lastly we have the Vellamo Mobile Benchmark results which are a bit underwhelming to say the least. The Cosmos Z2 only managed to get 1,901 on HTML5 test and 630 on Metal. In retrospect, the NVidia Shield got a score of 2,830 and 1,186 on respective tests while the Snapdragon 800 scored 2,732 and 965.

Here’s the summary of the benchmark results we got from the MediaTek MT6582, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and NVidia Tegra 4;

Benchmark Chart

Despite running on all 8 cores, the NVidia Tegra 4 and Qualcomm MSM8974A have proven to be a bit too much for the MT6592 to handle. In all four benchmark tests, MediaTek’s “True Octa-Core” processor was outscored by two of the most powerful System-On-Chips to date.

But we’re not stopping here folks. Join us again next time to see an Octa-Core slugfest between the MediaTek MT6592 and Samsung Exynos 5410 to prove once and for all which chipmaker has the best eight-core SoC.

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14 Responses to “Benchmarked: MT6592 8-core SoC on CM Cosmos Z2”

  1. meh says:

    So the old Snapdragon 800 is still faster than the mediatek chip. Not surprised

    • lakan tutero says:

      It’s definitely a given because Qualcomm’s R&D Department is definitely bigger (or maybe the biggest among the ARM chip makers out there) than MediaTek’s.

  2. jokab says:

    waiting for abuzalzal’s insight

  3. abuzalzal says:

    Natapos lahat yung benchmark at hindi na-drain yung battery?, that’s a feat!

  4. Analog says:

    im looking forward to an article which talks about real performance improvements when using 8 core SOCs. when i say real, i mean not just on benchmarks, but also app performance, service performance, multitasking etc.

    cause im still not convinced with this 8 core fad.

  5. Jeron Teng says:

    22k for a benchmark test, not bad… But definitely not the best among its competitors. Haha

  6. snapdrag0n says:

    Could be the mediatek has an older ARM Architecture (Cortex A7) compared to the Snapdragon(krait 400) and Tegra4(Cortex A15) both are much more efficient in processing

  7. Yeyeye says:

    Still, Mediatek is far more budget friendly in terms of the price range while having its performance high.

  8. oyeah says:

    testing the waters

  9. Sephi says:

    it looks good on paper. for a low cost phone, i think it will under perform. Better add some bucks and go for mid range phones, NExus4 or ascend P6. Antutu benchmark means nothing.

  10. Ivan says:

    a single test does not define the performance of the phone in a longer run. 8 cores can provide a more consistent score than a 4 core that eventually drops lower than the initial scores. try doing continuous antutu test within an hour and you’ll see that 8 cores provide consistent score, and you’ll see the quad cores score eventually dropping lower than the 8 core’s..

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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