ARM Mali-G72 MP18 vs ARM Mali-G71 MP20 vs ARM Mali-G71 MP8

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-G71 MP20

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The ARM Mali-G71 MP20 is an integrated high-end graphics adapter for ARM SoCs, which was e.g. used in smartphone chip Samsung Exynos 9 8895. It features 20 clusters and is manufactured in 10nm FinFET (in the Exynos 8895). The performance is in the high-end class and therefore all current Android games should run fluently on the chip.

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 MP18ARM Mali-G71 MP20ARM Mali-G71 MP8
ManufacturerARMARMARM
Mali-G Series
Mali-G76 MP10 10 @ 720 MHz
Mali-G72 MP18 18 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G71 MP20 8 @ 900 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP12 12 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G71 MP8 8 @ 900 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G71 MP2 2 @ 770 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP3 3 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G51 MP4 4 @ 650 MHz
Mali-G76 MP10 10 @ 720 MHz
Mali-G72 MP18 18 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G71 MP20 8 @ 900 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP12 12 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G71 MP8 8 @ 900 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G71 MP2 2 @ 770 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP3 3 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G51 MP4 4 @ 650 MHz
Mali-G76 MP10 10 @ 720 MHz
Mali-G72 MP18 18 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G71 MP20 8 @ 900 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP12 12 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G71 MP8 8 @ 900 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G71 MP2 2 @ 770 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP3 3 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G51 MP4 4 @ 650 MHz
ArchitectureBifrostBifrostBifrost
18 - 8 - 8 -
Core850 MHz900 (Boost) MHz900 (Boost) MHz
nonono
Technology16 nm16 nm16 nm
Introduced01.01.2018 29.03.2017 03.06.2016
Manufacturerhttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...https://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/...https://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/...
CodenameMimirMimir
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Samsung Exynos 98108 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 36190     avg: 43744.3     median: 46610 (9%)     max: 48433 Points
min: 33077     avg: 35410.3     median: 36347 (7%)     max: 36807 Points
min: 32243     avg: 35200.7     median: 35210 (7%)     max: 38979 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 4018     avg: 4077.7     median: 4091 (30%)     max: 4124 Points
min: 3222     avg: 3554.7     median: 3426 (25%)     max: 4016 Points
min: 1900     avg: 2396.4     median: 2399 (18%)     max: 2894 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4797     avg: 4848     median: 4843 (17%)     max: 4904 Points
min: 3896     avg: 4313.7     median: 4137 (14%)     max: 4908 Points
min: 1848     avg: 2494.4     median: 2463.5 (9%)     max: 3241 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 3376     avg: 3415.3     median: 3420 (66%)     max: 3450 Points
min: 2648     avg: 3058     median: 3261 (63%)     max: 3265 Points
min: 1600     avg: 1993.6     median: 2011 (39%)     max: 2368 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 3697     avg: 3762     median: 3792 (46%)     max: 3797 Points
min: 2723     avg: 3292.7     median: 3571 (44%)     max: 3584 Points
min: 1511     avg: 1956.8     median: 1967.5 (24%)     max: 2380 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-G72 MP18
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-G71 MP20
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-G71 MP8
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP18
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G71 MP20
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G71 MP8
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 73     avg: 74.3     median: 74 (1%)     max: 76 fps
min: 50     avg: 54.3     median: 51 (1%)     max: 62 fps
min: 19     avg: 33.3     median: 32 (0%)     max: 44 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 45     avg: 45.7     median: 45 (1%)     max: 47 fps
min: 38     avg: 39     median: 38 (1%)     max: 41 fps
min: 20     avg: 27.9     median: 27.5 (1%)     max: 37 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
28 fps (1%)
25 fps (1%)
min: 0     avg: 13.8     median: 15 (0%)     max: 18 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 14     avg: 14.3     median: 14 (1%)     max: 15 fps
13 fps (0%)
min: 9.3     avg: 12     median: 10.5 (0%)     max: 16 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Onscreen
min: 8.7     avg: 9.4     median: 9.4 (16%)     max: 10 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 4.7     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (11%)     max: 7 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 11     avg: 13.5     median: 13.5 (23%)     max: 16 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 11     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (9%)     max: 12 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
min: 41022     avg: 41846.7     median: 42183 (96%)     max: 42335 fps
min: 31104     avg: 34536     median: 34536 (78%)     max: 37968 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
min: 41901     avg: 43072.3     median: 43464 (97%)     max: 43852 fps
min: 42176     avg: 42979     median: 42979 (96%)     max: 43782 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 8620     avg: 8802.5     median: 8802.5 (47%)     max: 8985 Points
7552 Points (41%)
min: 10073     avg: 10164     median: 10164 (55%)     max: 10255 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 4747     avg: 4762     median: 4762 (85%)     max: 4777 Points
2573 Points (46%)
min: 1909     avg: 1915     median: 1915 (34%)     max: 1921 Points

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP18 → 100%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G71 MP20 → 85%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G71 MP8 → 74%

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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%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

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

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
60 fps  fps
98%
Mali-G71 MP8:
58 fps 60 fps ~ 59 fps
ultra
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
98%
Mali-G71 MP8:
58 fps 60 fps ~ 59 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G71 MP8:
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Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
Mali-G71 MP8:
30 fps 58 fps ~ 44 fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
82%
Mali-G71 MP8:
30 fps 58 fps 60 fps ~ 49 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G71 MP8:
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Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
low
Mali-G71 MP8:
58 fps 60 fps ~ 59 fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
98%
Mali-G71 MP8:
58 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 59 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G71 MP8:
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Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
100%
Mali-G71 MP20:
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
160%
Mali-G71 MP8:
30 45 56 60 ~ 48 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G71 MP20:
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Mali-G71 MP8:
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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Mali-G71 MP20:
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
Mali-G71 MP8:
29 29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30  fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
100%
Mali-G71 MP20:
29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
100%
Mali-G71 MP8:
29 29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G71 MP20:
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Mali-G71 MP8:
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Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Mali-G71 MP20:
60  fps
Mali-G71 MP20:
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Average Gaming ARM Mali-G72 MP18 → 100%

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G71 MP20 → 100%

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G71 MP8 → 106%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)