ARM Mali-G72 MP18 vs ARM Mali-G52 MP2

ARM Mali-G72 MP18

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The ARM Mali-G72 MP18 is an integrated high-end graphics card for ARM based SoCs (mostly Android based). It was introduced in early 2018 in the Exynos 9810 (e.g. Galaxy S9). It integrates 18 of the 32 possible cores and is based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture. According to ARM it offers improvements in the machine learning efficiency and a bigger tile buffer for 16x anti-aliasing.

In our benchmarks it slightly below a Adreno 540 and is therefore suitable for demanding mobile games.

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-G52 MP2

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The ARM Mali-G52 MP2 (or G52MC2) is an integrated mid-range graphics card for ARM based SoCs (mostly Android based). It was introduced mid 2020 in the MediaTek Helio G80 with a clock speed of up to 950 MHz.

The G52 is based on the Bifrost architecture and is intended for mainstream phones. ARM claims that the G52 series offers 30% more performance density and 15% better energy efficiency compared to the ARM Mali G51 series.

The performance of the G52MP2 in our benchmarks (in the Helio G80) is comparable to the Adreno 612 and ARM Mali-G72 MP3 (thanks to the high clock speed of the G52MP2).

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

ARM Mali-G72 MP18ARM Mali-G52 MP2
ManufacturerARMARM
Mali-G Series
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 18 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP20 compare 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G72 MP12 compare 12 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP8 compare 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 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 18 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP20 compare 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G72 MP12 compare 12 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP8 compare 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 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
ArchitectureBifrostBifrost
Pipelines18 - unified2 - unified
Core Speed850 MHz950 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynono
technology16 nm12 nm
Date of Announcement01.01.2018 06.03.2018
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...https://developer.arm.com/ip-products/gr...
CPU in Mali-G72 MP18GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Samsung Exynos 98108 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz
CPU in Mali-G52 MP2GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Mediatek Helio P658 x 2000 MHz820 MHz? MHz
UNISOC Tiger T6188 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
Mediatek Helio G858 x 2000 MHz? MHz1000 MHz
min. - max.? MHz820 - ? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 36190     avg: 43744     median: 46610 (7%)     max: 48433 Points
min: 22232     avg: 24293     median: 23952.5 (4%)     max: 27034 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 3744     avg: 3994     median: 4054.5 (30%)     max: 4124 Points
min: 1595     avg: 1792     median: 1772 (13%)     max: 2122 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 3958     avg: 4626     median: 4820 (17%)     max: 4904 Points
min: 1464     avg: 1656     median: 1630 (6%)     max: 2032 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 3376     avg: 3634     median: 3435 (36%)     max: 4291 Points
min: 1179     avg: 1287     median: 1216 (13%)     max: 1504 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 3697     avg: 4023     median: 3794.5 (31%)     max: 4806 Points
min: 1028     avg: 1129     median: 1045 (9%)     max: 1352 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP18
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G52 MP2
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP18
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G52 MP2
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 73     avg: 74     median: 73.5 (8%)     max: 76 fps
min: 1     avg: 19     median: 21 (2%)     max: 26 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 45     avg: 48.5     median: 46 (13%)     max: 57 fps
min: 19     avg: 28.4     median: 22 (6%)     max: 43 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
17 fps (11%)
min: 4.5     avg: 7.1     median: 5.4 (3%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
11 fps (5%)
min: 2.8     avg: 3.1     median: 2.9 (1%)     max: 3.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
28 fps (14%)
min: 7.1     avg: 11.7     median: 11 (5%)     max: 18 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
31 fps (5%)
min: 7.5     avg: 8.3     median: 8 (1%)     max: 9.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 28     avg: 28.3     median: 28 (6%)     max: 29 fps
min: 8.1     avg: 9.4     median: 8.2 (2%)     max: 13 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 14     avg: 17     median: 14.5 (5%)     max: 25 fps
min: 7     avg: 11     median: 8.5 (3%)     max: 17 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 12.07     avg: 16.3     median: 16.9 (1%)     max: 18.05 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 8620     avg: 8803     median: 8802.5 (19%)     max: 8985 Points
min: 17217     avg: 21691     median: 23007 (49%)     max: 24849 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 4747     avg: 4762     median: 4762 (17%)     max: 4777 Points
min: 14908     avg: 15009     median: 14992 (54%)     max: 15128 Points

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP18 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G52 MP2 → 67% 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.

Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
Mali-G52 MP2:
44 fps  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  fps
88%
Mali-G52 MP2:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 38 fps 40 fps 40 fps ~ 35 fps
med.
Mali-G52 MP2:
29 fps 30 fps 30 fps 40 fps 40 fps ~ 34 fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  fps
75%
Mali-G52 MP2:
28 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
ultra
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
50%
Mali-G52 MP2:
30 fps  fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
200%
Mali-G52 MP2:
59 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30  fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
97%
Mali-G52 MP2:
28 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
93%
Mali-G52 MP2:
24 fps 27 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 28 fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
Mali-G52 MP2:
53 fps  fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Mali-G52 MP2:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G72 MP18 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G52 MP2 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 144%

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