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Qualcomm Adreno 680 vs ARM Mali-G72 MP12 vs ARM Mali-G78 MP22

Qualcomm Adreno 680

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The Qualcomm Adreno 680 is an integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC for Windows laptops. According to Qualcomm it is 2x faster than the previous Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs with a 60% improved efficiency (thanks to the 7nm process). The performance should be similar to a Intel UHD Graphics 620 (e.g. in a 8th gen Core i5) when running native ARM64 compiled Windows apps and games. Running emulated 32 bit games (64 bit games compiled for AMD/Intel are not supported), the performance is notably slower.

ARM Mali-G72 MP12

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The ARM Mali-G72 MP12 is an integrated high-end graphics card for ARM based SoCs (mostly Android based). It was introduced in October 2017 in the Huawei Mate 10 and uses 12 clusters (hence the MP12 name). In our benchmarks it performs between a Adreno 530 and 540 and is therefore suitable for demanding mobile games.

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.

ARM Mali-G78 MP22

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The ARM Mali-G78MP22 is an integrated high-end graphics card for ARM based SoCs (mostly Android based). It was introduced late 2020 in the HiSilicon Kirin 9000E (e.g. Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6). It integrates 22 of the 24 possible cores and is based on the second generation of the Valhal architecture. According to ARM it offers two new features: asynchronous top level and fragment dependency tracking.

The graphics card is one of the fastest in Android devices of 2020 and therefore able to run all games fluently.

The GPU supports all modern graphics APIs like OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1 and OpenCL 2.0.

Qualcomm Adreno 680ARM Mali-G72 MP12ARM Mali-G78 MP22
Mali-G Series
Adreno 660
Adreno 650 @ 0.25 - 0.67 GHz
Adreno 690
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
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
Shared Memoryyesnono
APIDirectX 12OpenGL ES 3.2OpenGL ES 3.2
Power Consumption7 Watt
technology7 nm16 nm5 nm
Date of Announcement06.12.2018 18.10.2017 26.05.2020
ArchitectureBifrostValhall
Pipelines12 - unified24 - unified
Core Speed850 MHz
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...https://www.arm.com/products/silicon-ip-...
CodenameValhall
CPU in Adreno 680GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G8 x 3150 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx8 x 2840 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz
CPU in Mali-G72 MP12GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
HiSilicon Kirin 9708 x 2400 MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 22429     avg: 32596     median: 33740 (4%)     max: 36231 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 2021     avg: 3208     median: 3360.5 (20%)     max: 3710 Points
11598 Points (69%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 2062     avg: 3386     median: 3545 (8%)     max: 4040 Points
16653 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 2487     avg: 2882     median: 2961.5 (22%)     max: 3070 Points
9630 Points (73%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 2597     avg: 2945     median: 3012.5 (12%)     max: 3109 Points
12079 Points (47%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
6399 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
1805 Points (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1650     avg: 1847     median: 1847 (3%)     max: 2044 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1593     avg: 1936     median: 1935.5 (2%)     max: 2278 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Qualcomm Adreno 680
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
353 Points (0%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 680
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
58.9 fps (2%)
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP12
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G78 MP22
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 680
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
140.2 fps (1%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP12
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G78 MP22
61 fps (17%)
154 fps (12%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (9%)     max: 14 fps
30 fps (18%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 8.4     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (3%)     max: 8.7 fps
31 fps (10%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 9.3     avg: 19.7     median: 22 (9%)     max: 23 fps
44 fps (19%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 10     avg: 20.6     median: 23 (3%)     max: 24 fps
76 fps (10%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
25922 Points (59%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
39033 Points (87%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
74.4 fps (6%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1890 Points (2%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 2D Graphics Tests
8180 Points (8%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 3D Graphics Tests
3761 Points (7%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
12.6 Watt (2%)
Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
11.8 Watt (13%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 680 → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP12 → 93% n=2

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G78 MP22 → 135% n=2

- 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.

Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
Mali-G78 MP22:
61  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
32  fps
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
32 32 33 40 ~ 34 fps
Mali-G78 MP22:
30  fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
60  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
31 55 ~ 43 fps
ultra
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 54 58 58 ~ 50 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
60  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 30 30 59 ~ 37 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
29 29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
30  fps
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
30  fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
51  fps
Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
Mali-G78 MP22:
61  fps

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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