ARM Mali-G72 MP18 vs ARM Mali-G71 MP20 vs ARM Mali-G72 MP12

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-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-G72 MP18ARM Mali-G71 MP20ARM Mali-G72 MP12
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 - 12 -
Core850 MHz900 (Boost) MHz850 MHz
nonono
Technology16 nm16 nm16 nm
Introduced01.01.2018 29.03.2017 18.10.2017
Manufacturerhttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...https://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/...https://developer.arm.com/products/graph...
CodenameMimir
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: 22429     avg: 32596     median: 33740 (6%)     max: 36231 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: 2021     avg: 3208.4     median: 3360.5 (25%)     max: 3710 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: 2062     avg: 3385.9     median: 3545 (12%)     max: 4040 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: 2487     avg: 2882     median: 2961.5 (57%)     max: 3070 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: 2597     avg: 2945.4     median: 3012.5 (37%)     max: 3109 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-G72 MP12
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-G72 MP12
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: 23     avg: 54.6     median: 59 (1%)     max: 66 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: 26     avg: 50.4     median: 54.5 (1%)     max: 56 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
28 fps (1%)
25 fps (1%)
min: 11     avg: 20.4     median: 21 (1%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 14     avg: 14.3     median: 14 (1%)     max: 15 fps
13 fps (0%)
min: 10     avg: 19.8     median: 21 (1%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Onscreen
min: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (23%)     max: 14 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 8.4     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (17%)     max: 8.7 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 9.3     avg: 19.7     median: 22 (37%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 10     avg: 20.6     median: 23 (17%)     max: 24 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
min: 41022     avg: 41846.7     median: 42183 (96%)     max: 42335 fps
25922 fps (59%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
min: 41901     avg: 43072.3     median: 43464 (97%)     max: 43852 fps
39033 fps (87%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 8620     avg: 8802.5     median: 8802.5 (47%)     max: 8985 Points
7552 Points (41%)
8180 Points (44%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 4747     avg: 4762     median: 4762 (85%)     max: 4777 Points
2573 Points (46%)
3761 Points (67%)

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP18 → 100%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G71 MP20 → 85%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP12 → 91%

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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
80%
Mali-G72 MP12:
32 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  fps
85%
Mali-G72 MP12:
32 fps 32 fps 33 fps 40 fps ~ 34 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
100%
Mali-G72 MP12:
60 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
60 fps  fps
72%
Mali-G72 MP12:
31 fps 55 fps ~ 43 fps
ultra
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
83%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 fps 54 fps 58 fps 58 fps ~ 50 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
Mali-G72 MP12:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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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
123%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 30 30 59 fps ~ 37 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G71 MP20:
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Mali-G71 MP20:
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 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-G72 MP12:
29 29 30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G71 MP20:
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30 fps  fps
100%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
30 fps  fps
100%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP18:
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
Mali-G72 MP12:
51 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP12:
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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-G72 MP12 → 94%

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