MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Mediatek Kompanio series. The processor was released in Q4/2022. The MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) scores 511 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,447 points.
MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186)

At a glance

Name: MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186)
Family: Mediatek Kompanio (9)
CPU group: MediaTek Kompanio 52x/800 (4)
Architecture: Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55
Technology: 7 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) is 0.77 GHz (2.05 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Cortex-A76
B-Core: 6x Cortex-A55
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 0.77 GHz (2.05 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 0.50 GHz (2.00 GHz)

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) uses the ARM Mali-G52 MP2, which has 32 texture shaders and 2 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: ARM Mali-G52 MP2
GPU frequency: 0.01 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 2
Shader: 32
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2020
Max. displays: 2
Generation: Bifrost 2
Direct X: 12
Technology: 16 nm
Max. GPU Memory: --
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode / Encode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 8 GB memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 14.9 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR4X-3733
14.9 GB/s
Max. Memory: 8 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is . The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP):
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) is made in 7 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 0.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Android
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q4/2022
Release price: --
Part Number: MT8186
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-920 Intel Core i7-920
4C 8T @ 2.93 GHz
513
AMD FX-8150 AMD FX-8150
8C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
512
Intel Core2 Duo E8700 Intel Core2 Duo E8700
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
512
MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186)
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
511
AMD FX-4300 AMD FX-4300
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
511
Intel Core i3-560 Intel Core i3-560
2C 4T @ 3.33 GHz
510
Intel Pentium G2030T Intel Pentium G2030T
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
508

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core M-5Y71 Intel Core M-5Y71
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
1458
HiSilicon Kirin 970 HiSilicon Kirin 970
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1455
Intel Celeron J4115 Intel Celeron J4115
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1450
MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186)
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
1447
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1447
Intel Core i5-5350U Intel Core i5-5350U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1447
Intel Atom x6425RE Intel Atom x6425RE
4C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
1445

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The MediaTek Kompanio 520 is a cheap ARM processor that has 8 CPU cores. These are divided into two large P-cores (Cortex-A76) and six smaller E-cores (Cortex-A55). The clock frequency is a low 2.0 GHz. The CPU performance achieved by the MediaTek Kompanio 520 is not very high, but it is sufficient for simple office tasks, browsing and video playback.

The hybrid processor design is quite common in ARM processors. Two to three CPU cores of different sizes are combined and share the tasks involved. Parts of the processor that are not required are deactivated during this time to save energy. This principle is also known from smartphones, where it has been used for a long time.

By using six small E-cores, the MediaTek Kompanio 520 is very efficient. It is often used in Chromebooks such as the Lenovo Chromebook IdeaPad Slim 3. The battery life is usually good due to the high efficiency of the processor, even if the notebooks battery is not very large.

The ARM Mali-G52 MP2 is used as the integrated graphics, which is still based on the older "Bifrost 2" architecture from ARM. However, the iGPU is definitely sufficient for image output and light video playback. Most browser games also run relatively well on the MediaTek Kompanio 520s internal graphics.

Theoretically, the MediaTek Kompanio 520 can connect up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X-3733 memory, but Chromebooks are often only equipped with 4 GB of memory. This amount of memory should be sufficient for most applications in this segment.

The MediaTek Kompanio 520 is manufactured in 7 nm, although some parts of the SoC are still manufactured in larger production steps. The processor is in the entry-level segment and was introduced in the 4th quarter of 2022.



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