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ARM vs Adreno vs Apple: Dimensity 9000 ARM Mali-G710 MP10 GPU tops astonishing efficiency chart

The ARM Mali-G710 MP10 in the Dimensity 9000 beat the GPUs in the SD865 and Apple A15. (Image source: MediaTek/Qualcomm/Apple - edited)
The ARM Mali-G710 MP10 in the Dimensity 9000 beat the GPUs in the SD865 and Apple A15. (Image source: MediaTek/Qualcomm/Apple - edited)
The ARM Mali-G710 MP10 has topped a comparison chart of top mobile SoC GPUs in terms of efficiency measured by FPS/Watt. The astonishing chart, created using the GFXBench 3.1 benchmark, also reveals surprising positions for the GPU parts of the Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and Snapdragon 888.

A mobile SoC GPU efficiency chart has thrown up some arguably shocking results. The table, which features 10 high-end SoCs, is headed by the ARM Mali-G710 MP10 part that apparently featured in an alleged MediaTek Dimensity 9000-powered prototype device. Apple SoCs in the form of the A15 and A14 snatch up third and fourth place, while the GPUs found in Google’s Tensor chip, Samsung’s Exynos 2100, and Huawei’s Kirin 9000 take up seventh, eighth, and ninth position, respectively. Snapdragon chips with Adreno GPUs are scattered throughout the chart, offering up a mixture of good news and bad news.

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 has already impressed thanks to its powerful CPU component, but the ARM Mali-G710 MP10 has also proved itself worthy in this particular comparison. While it does not offer the highest FPS rate out of the group, which is managed by the Apple A15 with 180 FPS, because the Dimensity 9000 only uses 6.8 W (average power) in the test, its decent frame rate of 160 FPS results in a terrific performance ratio of 23.5 FPS/Watt. This is +3.07% ahead of the Apple A15’s result of 22.8 FPS/Watt and is surely further demonstration of how capable the MediaTek SoC seems to be.

There are contrasting fortunes for Snapdragon SoCs in the chart, which was posted by Golden Reviewer. While the now aging Snapdragon 865’s Adreno 650 only produces 89 FPS in the GFXBench 3.1 run, it does so at an average cost of just 3.8 W, leaving a very high efficiency ratio of 23.4 FPS/Watt – practically nipping on the heels of the MediaTek 9000/ARM Mali-G710 MP10 combination. However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with Adreno 730 is less impressive with a ratio of 20.6 FPS/Watt and is nestled in at fifth place. A high frame rate of 175 FPS comes at the cost of 8.5 W power for the new chip from Qualcomm.

The Snapdragon 870 makes an appearance in sixth place, with it also sporting an Adreno 650 GPU part. However, it is the placing of the Snapdragon 888 that adds to the overall astonishment factor of this particular chart. The SoC's Adreno 660 GPU churns out 117 FPS but requires 8.2 W average power, resulting in a 14.3 FPS/Watt efficiency ratio and last position in the chart. This leaves the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 GPU’s score of 23.5 a whopping +64.34% ahead of the Snapdragon 888, and the ARM Mali-G710 MP10 is also a healthy +14.08% more efficient here than the Adreno 730 in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

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Mobile SoC GPU comparison chart. (Image source: @Golden_Reviewer)
Mobile SoC GPU comparison chart. (Image source: @Golden_Reviewer)
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Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2697 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-12-24 (Update: 2021-12-25)