ARM Mali-G72 MP18 vs ARM Mali-G71 MP20

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 MP18ARM Mali-G71 MP20
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 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 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 18 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP20 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 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
ArchitectureBifrostBifrost
Pipelines18 - unified8 - unified
Core Speed850 MHz900 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynono
technology16 nm16 nm
Date of Announcement01.01.2018 29.03.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...https://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/...
CodenameMimir
CPU in Mali-G72 MP18GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Samsung Exynos 98108 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz
CPU in Mali-G71 MP20GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa8 x 2300 MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 36190     avg: 43744     median: 46610 (7%)     max: 48433 Points
min: 33077     avg: 35410     median: 36347 (6%)     max: 36807 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 3744     avg: 3994     median: 4054.5 (30%)     max: 4124 Points
min: 3222     avg: 3555     median: 3426 (25%)     max: 4016 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 3958     avg: 4626     median: 4820 (17%)     max: 4904 Points
min: 3896     avg: 4314     median: 4137 (14%)     max: 4908 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 3376     avg: 3634     median: 3435 (36%)     max: 4291 Points
min: 2648     avg: 3058     median: 3261 (34%)     max: 3265 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 3697     avg: 4023     median: 3794.5 (31%)     max: 4806 Points
min: 2723     avg: 3293     median: 3571 (29%)     max: 3584 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-G71 MP20
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP18
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G71 MP20
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 73     avg: 74     median: 73.5 (8%)     max: 76 fps
min: 50     avg: 54.3     median: 51 (6%)     max: 62 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 45     avg: 48.5     median: 46 (13%)     max: 57 fps
min: 38     avg: 39     median: 38 (10%)     max: 41 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
17 fps (11%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
11 fps (5%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
28 fps (14%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
31 fps (5%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 28     avg: 28.3     median: 28 (6%)     max: 29 fps
25 fps (6%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 14     avg: 17     median: 14.5 (5%)     max: 25 fps
13 fps (5%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 41022     avg: 41847     median: 42183 (96%)     max: 42335 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 41901     avg: 43072     median: 43464 (97%)     max: 43852 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 8620     avg: 8803     median: 8802.5 (19%)     max: 8985 Points
7552 Points (16%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 4747     avg: 4762     median: 4762 (17%)     max: 4777 Points
2573 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP18 → 100% n=13

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G71 MP20 → 83% n=13

- 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
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  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
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
100%
Mali-G71 MP20:
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Mali-G71 MP20:
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
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

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

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Mali-G71 MP20:
60  fps

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G72 MP18 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming ARM Mali-G71 MP20 → 100%

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