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Qualcomm Adreno 618 vs ARM Mali-G72 MP3 vs Qualcomm Adreno 640

Qualcomm Adreno 618

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The Qualcomm Adreno 618 is a mobile graphics card for upper mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and 730G SoCs and based on the Adreno 600 architecture (like the Adreno 630, which should be fully compatible in software).

In our benchmarks, the Adreno 618 in the Snapdragon 730 was 14 to 30% faster than the Adreno 616 in the Snapdragon 710. The performance in the 730G should be additional 15% faster, due to higher clock rates.

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11 (FL 11_1).

ARM Mali-G72 MP3

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The ARM Mali-G72 MP3 is an integrated mid-range graphics card for ARM based SoCs (mostly Android based). It was introduced early 2018 in the MediaTek Helio P60 and uses 3 clusters (hence the MP3 name). 

The G72 is based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture and offers improvements in the machine learning efficiency and a bigger tile buffer for 16x anti-aliasing.

The GPU supports all modern graphics APIs like OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12 FL11_1 and Renderscript.

Qualcomm Adreno 640

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The Qualcomm Adreno 640 is a smartphone and tablet GPU that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The chip will be available from early 2019 and will be used mainly in high-end Android devices.

According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 640 GPU offers a 20% improved performance over the Adreno 630, its predecessor, which is integrated in the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The enhanced performance is achieved by the Adreno 640 having 50% more FP16 and FP32 compute units (ALUs) than the Adreno 630, while its 7 nm FinFET manufacturing process makes it 20% more efficient too.

The Adreno 640 will also support the Vulkan 1.1 API, something which is possible for other Adreno 600 series GPUs too.

Qualcomm Adreno 618ARM Mali-G72 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 640
Adreno 600 Series
Adreno 660
Adreno 650 @ 0.25 - 0.67 GHz
Adreno 685
Adreno 680
Adreno 642
Adreno 642L
Adreno 640
Adreno 630
Adreno 620
Adreno 619
Adreno 619L
Adreno 618
Adreno 616
Adreno 612
Adreno 610
Mali-G78 MP24 24
Mali-G78 MP22 24
Mali-G78 MP20 24
Mali-G78 MP14 14
Mali-G77 MP11 11
Mali-G77 MP9 9
Mali-G76 MP16 16
Mali-G76 MP12 10
Mali-G76 MP10 10 @ 0.72 GHz
Mali-G57 MP6 6
Mali-G57 MP5 5
Mali-G72 MP18 18 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP20 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G72 MP12 12 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP8 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G76 MP4 4 @ 0.8 GHz
Mali-G71 MP2 2 @ 0.77 GHz
Mali-G72 MP3 3 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G68 MP4 2
Mali-G52 MP6 6
Mali-G68 MP2 2
Mali-G52 MP2 2 @ 0.95 GHz
Mali-G52 MP1 1 @ 0.8 GHz
Mali-G57 MP4 4
Mali-G57 MP3 3
Mali-G57 MP2 2
Mali-G57 MP1 1
Mali-G51 MP4 4 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 660
Adreno 650 @ 0.25 - 0.67 GHz
Adreno 685
Adreno 680
Adreno 642
Adreno 642L
Adreno 640
Adreno 630
Adreno 620
Adreno 619
Adreno 619L
Adreno 618
Adreno 616
Adreno 612
Adreno 610
ArchitectureAdreno 600Bifrost
Shared Memoryyesnoyes
APIDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, VulkanOpenGL ES 3.2DirectX 12, OpenGL ES 3.2
technology14 nm16 nm10 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.1
Date of Announcement09.04.2019 18.10.2017 12.02.2018
Pipelines3 - unified
Core Speed850 MHz
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...
CPU in Adreno 618GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 28 x 2550 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c8 x 2400 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G8 x 2300 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.500 MHz? MHz
CPU in Mali-G72 MP3GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Samsung Exynos 96118 x 1700 MHz? MHz? MHz
Samsung Exynos 96108 x 1700 MHz? MHz? MHz
Samsung Exynos 96098 x 1600 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - 900 MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 640GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8608 x ? MHz, 5 W250 MHz675 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus8 x ? MHz, 5 W250 MHz675 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8558 x 2840 MHz, 5 W? MHz585 MHz
min. - max.? - 900 MHz585 - ? MHz

Benchmarks

min: 15971     avg: 21202     median: 20999.5 (3%)     max: 25625 Points
min: 1309     avg: 1756     median: 1761.5 (10%)     max: 2074 Points
min: 1159     avg: 1635     median: 1605.5 (4%)     max: 2021 Points
min: 853     avg: 1296     median: 1273 (11%)     max: 1659 Points
min: 721     avg: 1154     median: 1104 (4%)     max: 1533 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
1921 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
1849 Points (1%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 645     avg: 647     median: 646.5 (1%)     max: 648 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
599 Points (1%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Qualcomm Adreno 618
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
288 Points (1%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 618
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP3
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 640
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 618
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP3
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 640
min: 2.6     avg: 5.1     median: 4.8 (3%)     max: 8.7 fps
min: 2.1     avg: 3.1     median: 3 (1%)     max: 4.9 fps
min: 5.2     avg: 8.5     median: 8.1 (4%)     max: 15 fps
min: 6.1     avg: 8.5     median: 8.3 (1%)     max: 10 fps
min: 4.8     avg: 7.9     median: 7.4 (0%)     max: 15 fps
min: 5.8     avg: 8.1     median: 7.7 (0%)     max: 10 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 23.89     avg: 26.3     median: 26.3 (2%)     max: 28.78 fps
64.9 fps (5%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 10269     avg: 16045     median: 10289 (10%)     max: 27578 Points
min: 10504     avg: 18251     median: 14922.5 (15%)     max: 40654 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 3043     avg: 9739     median: 3056 (7%)     max: 23117 Points
min: 4244     avg: 11804     median: 5422.5 (12%)     max: 44840 Points
Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
3.4 Watt (4%)
00.20.40.60.91.11.31.51.71.92.22.42.62.833.23.43.73.94.1Tooltip
min: 3.48     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (4%)     max: 3.69 Watt
00.20.50.70.91.11.41.61.822.32.52.72.93.23.43.63.84.14.3Tooltip
7.8 Watt (9%)
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Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 618 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP3 → 50% n=17

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 640 → 212% n=17

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

2020
low
100%
Adreno 618:
114 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 618:
99 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 618:
83.5 fps  fps
Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile

2020
low
100%
Adreno 618:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 618:
58 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 618:
57 fps  fps
Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 30 fps 60.5 fps 65 fps 71 fps 82 fps ~ 56 fps
89%
Mali-G72 MP3:
43 fps 57 fps ~ 50 fps
54%
Adreno 640:
30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 38 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps ~ 38 fps
103%
Mali-G72 MP3:
25 fps 30 fps 37 fps 48 fps 56.5 fps ~ 39 fps
med.
100%
Adreno 618:
40 fps 40 fps ~ 40 fps
68%
Mali-G72 MP3:
25 fps 26 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
high
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps