NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU vs ARM Mali-G72 MP12

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU

► remove NVIDIA GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU)

The NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU (successor of the GeForce ULP series) is the integrated graphics card in the Tegra K1 (formerly known as Tegra 5). Compared to its predecessor, the GeForce ULP, it made the move to a unified shader architecture. It integrates a full-featured Kepler-based graphics card that includes a single SMX with 192 CUDA cores clocked at up to 950 MHz, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. Therefore, Tegra K1 offers about half the power of a GK208 chip (384 shaders, 32 TMUs, 8 ROPs) such as a GeForce GT 730M or 740M. This is a big step forward compared to the GeForce ULP in the Tegra 4 SoC, which was based on an old architecture with dedicated pixel- and vertex shaders that is similar to the GeForce 6 series of 2004 and supported only OpenGL ES 2.0. The new graphics card supports OpenGL 4.4 and DirectX 11 in hardware, or well above the current OpenGL ES 3.0 standard that is most common amongst the majority of mobile operating systems. Furthermore, the Kepler GPU can be used for general calculations using CUDA and OpenCL 1.2. As an example, Nvidia has shown how to perform real time video effects using the GPU and CUDA (Chimera 2).

Performance

In the 8-inch Nvidia Shield Tablet, Tegra K1 renders 66 fps in the GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex offscreen test. Compared to the competition, Nvidia's SoC is clearly faster than the Qualcomm Adreno 420 (max. 40 fps, Snapdragon 805), PowerVR GX6450 (max. 44 fps, Apple A8) and Mali-T628 MP6 (max. 31 fps, Exynos 5430). Except for the even (slightly) more powerful PowerVR GXA6850 (max. 70 fps, Apple A8X), Tegra K1 has one of the fastest mobile GPUs in late 2014. Even the most demanding games and high resolution displays are handled without any problems.

More information on the SoC and performance data on the CPU can be found on the SoC page of the Tegra K1.

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.

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPUARM Mali-G72 MP12
ManufacturerNVIDIAARM
CodenameLogan / NVEA / GK20A
ArchitectureKeplerBifrost
192 - 12 -
Core950 MHz850 MHz
yesno
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0
Technology28 nm16 nm
Introduced06.01.2014 18.10.2017
Mali-G Series
Mali-G76 MP12 (compare) 10
Mali-G76 MP10 (compare) 10 @ 720 MHz
Mali-G72 MP18 (compare) 18 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G71 MP20 (compare) 8 @ 900 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP12 12 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G71 MP8 (compare) 8 @ 900 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G71 MP2 (compare) 2 @ 770 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP3 (compare) 3 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G51 MP4 (compare) 4 @ 650 MHz
Manufacturerhttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Nvidia Tegra K1 (Denver)2 x 2300 - 2500 MHz? MHz950 MHz
Nvidia Tegra K14 x 2300 MHz? MHz950 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz950 - 950 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 24927     avg: 34788.5     median: 37318.5 (7%)     max: 39590 Points
min: 22429     avg: 32596     median: 33740 (6%)     max: 36231 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
3350 Points (25%)
min: 2021     avg: 3208.4     median: 3360.5 (25%)     max: 3710 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
4226 Points (15%)
min: 2062     avg: 3385.9     median: 3545 (12%)     max: 4040 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
2767 Points (44%)
min: 2487     avg: 2882     median: 2961.5 (47%)     max: 3070 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
3178 Points (39%)
min: 2597     avg: 2945.4     median: 3012.5 (37%)     max: 3109 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-G72 MP12
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP12
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 31     avg: 31.4     median: 31.2 (6%)     max: 32 fps
min: 23     avg: 54.6     median: 59 (11%)     max: 66 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 22.5     avg: 27.2     median: 28.3 (8%)     max: 29.8 fps
min: 26     avg: 50.4     median: 54.5 (15%)     max: 56 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Onscreen
min: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (21%)     max: 14 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 8.4     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (16%)     max: 8.7 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 9.3     avg: 19.7     median: 22 (23%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 10     avg: 20.6     median: 23 (17%)     max: 24 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 11     avg: 20.4     median: 21 (5%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 10     avg: 19.8     median: 21 (15%)     max: 23 fps
AnTuTu 3DRating - 3DRating V4.0 for OpenGL ES 2.0 1024x2048
13320 Points (100%)
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
min: 59.69     avg: 59.9     median: 59.8 (99%)     max: 60 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
min: 28746     avg: 28893.5     median: 28893.5 (66%)     max: 29041 fps
25922 fps (59%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
min: 36584     avg: 37063     median: 37063 (82%)     max: 37542 fps
39033 fps (87%)
NenaMark2
59.8 fps (89%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 4354     avg: 5448     median: 5448 (29%)     max: 6542 Points
8180 Points (44%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 2119     avg: 2314.5     median: 2314.5 (41%)     max: 2510 Points
3761 Points (67%)
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
min: 4435     avg: 4493.5     median: 4493.5 (98%)     max: 4552 points

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU → 100%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP12 → 120%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
25 fps  fps
128%
Mali-G72 MP12:
32 fps  fps
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
32 fps 32 fps 33 fps 40 fps ~ 34 fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
60 fps  fps
high
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
58 fps  fps
103%
Mali-G72 MP12:
60 fps  fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
31 fps 55 fps ~ 43 fps
ultra
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
31 fps  fps
161%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 fps 54 fps 58 fps 58 fps ~ 50 fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
30 fps  fps
200%
Mali-G72 MP12:
60 fps  fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
»
Mali-G72 MP12:
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Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
low
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
55  fps
high
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
50 fps  fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
55 1920 x 1200   fps
67%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 30 30 59 fps ~ 37 fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Fifa 14 Mobile Android

Fifa 14 Mobile Android

2013
high
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
24.8 1920 x 1080   fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
27.7 1920 x 1200  fps  fps
108%
Mali-G72 MP12:
29 29 30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 fps  fps
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP12:
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Gangstar Vegas

Gangstar Vegas

2013
ultra
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
21.1 1920 x 1200  fps  fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
55 1920 x 1200  fps  fps
93%
Mali-G72 MP12:
51 fps  fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Grand Theft Auto 3 Android

Grand Theft Auto 3 Android

2011
low
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
52.2 1920 x 1200  fps  fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Minecraft - Pocket Edition

Minecraft - Pocket Edition

2011
ultra
100%
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
56 1920 x 1200   fps
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU):
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Average Gaming NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU → 100%

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G72 MP12 → 123%

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