ARM Mali-G71 MP8 vs ARM Mali-G72 MP12

ARM Mali-G71 MP8

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The ARM Mali-G71 MP8 is an integrated high-end graphics adapter for ARM SoCs, which was used in combination with the smartphone and tablet chip HiSilicon Kirin 960 in November 2016 for the first time. Based on initial benchmarks, the GPU performance is slightly better compared to the Adreno 530 in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. It is therefore one of the most powerful graphics units for (Android) devices in the end of 2016.

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-G71 MP8ARM Mali-G72 MP12
ManufacturerARMARM
Mali-G Series
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Mali-G78 MP14 compare 14
Mali-G77 MP11 compare 11
Mali-G77 MP9 compare 9
Mali-G76 MP16 compare 16
Mali-G76 MP12 compare 10
Mali-G76 MP10 compare 10 @ 0.72 GHz
Mali-G57 MP6 compare 6
Mali-G57 MP5 compare 5
Mali-G72 MP18 compare 18 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP20 compare 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G72 MP12 12 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP8 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G76 MP4 compare 4 @ 0.8 GHz
Mali-G71 MP2 compare 2 @ 0.77 GHz
Mali-G72 MP3 compare 3 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G52 MP6 compare 6
Mali-G52 MP2 compare 2 @ 0.95 GHz
Mali-G52 MP2 compare 1 @ 0.8 GHz
Mali-G57 MP4 compare 4
Mali-G57 MP3 compare 3
Mali-G51 MP4 compare 4 @ 0.65 GHz
Mali-G78 MP24 compare 24
Mali-G78 MP14 compare 14
Mali-G77 MP11 compare 11
Mali-G77 MP9 compare 9
Mali-G76 MP16 compare 16
Mali-G76 MP12 compare 10
Mali-G76 MP10 compare 10 @ 0.72 GHz
Mali-G57 MP6 compare 6
Mali-G57 MP5 compare 5
Mali-G72 MP18 compare 18 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP20 compare 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G72 MP12 12 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP8 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G76 MP4 compare 4 @ 0.8 GHz
Mali-G71 MP2 compare 2 @ 0.77 GHz
Mali-G72 MP3 compare 3 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G52 MP6 compare 6
Mali-G52 MP2 compare 2 @ 0.95 GHz
Mali-G52 MP2 compare 1 @ 0.8 GHz
Mali-G57 MP4 compare 4
Mali-G57 MP3 compare 3
Mali-G51 MP4 compare 4 @ 0.65 GHz
CodenameMimir
ArchitectureBifrostBifrost
Pipelines8 - unified12 - unified
Core Speed900 (Boost) MHz850 MHz
Shared Memorynono
technology16 nm16 nm
Date of Announcement03.06.2016 18.10.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/...https://developer.arm.com/products/graph...
CPU in Mali-G71 MP8GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
HiSilicon Kirin 9608 x 2400 MHz? MHz900 MHz
HiSilicon Kirin 960s8 x 2100 MHz? MHz900 MHz
min. - max.? MHz900 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: 32243     avg: 35201     median: 35210 (6%)     max: 38979 Points
min: 22429     avg: 32596     median: 33740 (5%)     max: 36231 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 1900     avg: 2396     median: 2399 (18%)     max: 2894 Points
min: 2021     avg: 3208     median: 3360.5 (25%)     max: 3710 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 1848     avg: 2494     median: 2463.5 (9%)     max: 3241 Points
min: 2062     avg: 3386     median: 3545 (12%)     max: 4040 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 1600     avg: 1994     median: 2011 (21%)     max: 2368 Points
min: 2487     avg: 2882     median: 2961.5 (31%)     max: 3070 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 1511     avg: 1957     median: 1967.5 (16%)     max: 2380 Points
min: 2597     avg: 2945     median: 3012.5 (25%)     max: 3109 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G71 MP8
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP12
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G71 MP8
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP12
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 19     avg: 33.3     median: 32 (3%)     max: 44 fps
min: 23     avg: 54.6     median: 59 (6%)     max: 66 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 20     avg: 27.9     median: 27.5 (8%)     max: 37 fps
min: 26     avg: 50.4     median: 54.5 (15%)     max: 56 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 8.7     avg: 9.4     median: 9.4 (6%)     max: 10 fps
min: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (9%)     max: 14 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 4.7     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (2%)     max: 7 fps
min: 8.4     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (4%)     max: 8.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 11     avg: 13.5     median: 13.5 (7%)     max: 16 fps
min: 9.3     avg: 19.7     median: 22 (11%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 11     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 12 fps
min: 10     avg: 20.6     median: 23 (4%)     max: 24 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 15     avg: 15.7     median: 15 (3%)     max: 18 fps
min: 11     avg: 20.4     median: 21 (5%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 9.3     avg: 12     median: 10.5 (4%)     max: 16 fps
min: 10     avg: 19.8     median: 21 (8%)     max: 23 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 31104     avg: 34536     median: 34536 (78%)     max: 37968 Points
25922 Points (59%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 42176     avg: 42979     median: 42979 (96%)     max: 43782 Points
39033 Points (87%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 10073     avg: 10164     median: 10164 (21%)     max: 10255 Points
8180 Points (17%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1909     avg: 1915     median: 1915 (7%)     max: 1921 Points
3761 Points (13%)

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G71 MP8 → 100% n=19

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP12 → 146% n=19

- 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.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

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

World of Tanks Blitz

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

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
58 fps 60 fps ~ 59 fps
73%
Mali-G72 MP12:
31 fps 55 fps ~ 43 fps
ultra
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
58 fps 60 fps ~ 59 fps
85%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 fps 54 fps 58 fps 58 fps ~ 50 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
30 fps 58 fps ~ 44 fps
136%
Mali-G72 MP12:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
30 fps 58 fps 60 fps ~ 49 fps
Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
low
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
58 fps 60 fps ~ 59 fps
high
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
58 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 59 fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
30 45 56 60 ~ 48 fps
77%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 30 30 59 fps ~ 37 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
29 29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
100%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
29 29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
100%
Mali-G72 MP12:
29 29 30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

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

Real Racing 3

2013
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
51 fps  fps

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G71 MP8 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G72 MP12 → 95%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 93%

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