MediaTek MT6738 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The MediaTek MT6738 has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Mediatek MT-Serie series. The processor was released in Q2/2016. The MediaTek MT6738 scores 127 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 408 points.
MediaTek MT6738

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the MediaTek MT6738. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the MediaTek MT6738.

Name: MediaTek MT6738
Family: Mediatek MT-Serie
CPU group: MediaTek MT67xx
Architecture: Cortex-A53
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The MediaTek MT6738 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the MediaTek MT6738 is 1.50 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x Cortex-A53
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

The MediaTek MT6738 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the MediaTek MT6738 uses the ARM Mali-T860 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-T860 MP2
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.35 GHz
Compute units: 2
Shader: 32
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 2
Generation: Midgard 4
Direct X: 11
Technology: 28nm
Release date: Q4/2015

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
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: No
AV1: No
VC-1: No
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 4 GB memory in 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is --. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
Max. Memory: 4 GB
Memory channels: 1 (Single Channel)
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 MT6738 is made in 28 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: 28 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: --
Operating systems: Android
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q2/2016
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the MediaTek MT6738 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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 Atom E3805 Intel Atom E3805
2C 2T @ 1.33 GHz
MediaTek MT6752M MediaTek MT6752M
8C 8T @ 1.50 GHz
AMD E1-1500 AMD E1-1500
2C 2T @ 1.48 GHz
MediaTek MT6738 MediaTek MT6738
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
MediaTek MT6737T MediaTek MT6737T
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
8C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
8C 8T @ 1.40 GHz

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.

AMD A6-4455M AMD A6-4455M
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
Intel Pentium T2370 Intel Pentium T2370
2C 2T @ 1.73 GHz
MediaTek MT6738 MediaTek MT6738
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
Intel Celeron N2807 Intel Celeron N2807
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
Intel Celeron 847 Intel Celeron 847
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
Intel Pentium T2330 Intel Pentium T2330
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
Qualcomm Adreno 308 @ 0.50 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Qualcomm Adreno 308 @ 0.50 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 Qualcomm Snapdragon 427
Qualcomm Adreno 308 @ 0.50 GHz
MediaTek MT6738 MediaTek MT6738
ARM Mali-T860 MP2 @ 0.35 GHz
Samsung Exynos 7578 Samsung Exynos 7578
ARM Mali-T720 MP2 @ 0.65 GHz
Samsung Exynos 7580 Samsung Exynos 7580
ARM Mali-T720 MP2 @ 0.65 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Qualcomm Adreno 505 @ 0.45 GHz

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Atom Z3775 Intel Atom Z3775
4C 4T @ 1.46 GHz
Intel Pentium E2210 Intel Pentium E2210
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
AMD E-350D AMD E-350D
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
MediaTek MT6738 MediaTek MT6738
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
Intel Atom Z3560 Intel Atom Z3560
4C 4T @ 1.83 GHz
Intel Celeron J3060 Intel Celeron J3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
Intel Pentium 987 Intel Pentium 987
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz


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