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ARM Mali-G72 MP3 vs Qualcomm Adreno 680 vs Qualcomm Adreno 618

ARM Mali-G72 MP3

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The ARM Mali-G72 MP3 is an integrated mid-range graphics card for ARM based SoCs (mostly Android based). It was introduced early 2018 in the MediaTek Helio P60 and uses 3 clusters (hence the MP3 name). 

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.

Qualcomm Adreno 680

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The Qualcomm Adreno 680 is an integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC for Windows laptops. According to Qualcomm it is 2x faster than the previous Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs with a 60% improved efficiency (thanks to the 7nm process). The performance should be similar to a Intel UHD Graphics 620 (e.g. in a 8th gen Core i5) when running native ARM64 compiled Windows apps and games. Running emulated 32 bit games (64 bit games compiled for AMD/Intel are not supported), the performance is notably slower.

Qualcomm Adreno 618

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The Qualcomm Adreno 618 is a mobile graphics card for upper mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and 730G SoCs and based on the Adreno 600 architecture (like the Adreno 630, which should be fully compatible in software).

In our benchmarks, the Adreno 618 in the Snapdragon 730 was 14 to 30% faster than the Adreno 616 in the Snapdragon 710. The performance in the 730G should be additional 15% faster, due to higher clock rates.

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11 (FL 11_1).

ARM Mali-G72 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 680Qualcomm Adreno 618
Adreno 600 Series
Mali-G78 MP24 24
Mali-G78 MP22 24
Mali-G78 MP20 24
Mali-G78 MP14 14
Mali-G77 MP11 11
Mali-G77 MP9 9
Mali-G76 MP16 16
Mali-G76 MP12 10
Mali-G76 MP10 10 @ 0.72 GHz
Mali-G57 MP6 6
Mali-G57 MP5 5
Mali-G72 MP18 18 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP20 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G72 MP12 12 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G71 MP8 8 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-G76 MP4 4 @ 0.8 GHz
Mali-G71 MP2 2 @ 0.77 GHz
Mali-G72 MP3 3 @ 0.85 GHz
Mali-G68 MP4 2
Mali-G52 MP6 6
Mali-G68 MP2 2
Mali-G52 MP2 2 @ 0.95 GHz
Mali-G52 MP1 1 @ 0.8 GHz
Mali-G57 MP4 4
Mali-G57 MP3 3
Mali-G57 MP2 2
Mali-G57 MP1 1
Mali-G51 MP4 4 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 660
Adreno 650 @ 0.25 - 0.67 GHz
Adreno 685
Adreno 680
Adreno 642
Adreno 642L
Adreno 640
Adreno 630
Adreno 620
Adreno 619
Adreno 619L
Adreno 618
Adreno 616
Adreno 612
Adreno 610
Adreno 660
Adreno 650 @ 0.25 - 0.67 GHz
Adreno 685
Adreno 680
Adreno 642
Adreno 642L
Adreno 640
Adreno 630
Adreno 620
Adreno 619
Adreno 619L
Adreno 618
Adreno 616
Adreno 612
Adreno 610
ArchitectureBifrostAdreno 600
Pipelines3 - unified
Core Speed850 MHz
Shared Memorynoyesyes
APIOpenGL ES 3.2DirectX 12DirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan
technology16 nm7 nm14 nm
Date of Announcement18.10.2017 06.12.2018 09.04.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...
Power Consumption7 Watt
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
CPU in Mali-G72 MP3GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Samsung Exynos 96118 x 1700 MHz? MHz? MHz
Samsung Exynos 96108 x 1700 MHz? MHz? MHz
Samsung Exynos 96098 x 1600 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - 900 MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 680GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G8 x 3150 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx8 x 2840 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - 900 MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 618GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 28 x 2550 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c8 x 2400 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G8 x 2300 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.500 - 900 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
129 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
112 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 15971     avg: 21202     median: 20999.5 (3%)     max: 25625 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
2900 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
3273 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
494 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
504 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 1309     avg: 1756     median: 1761.5 (10%)     max: 2074 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 1159     avg: 1635     median: 1605.5 (4%)     max: 2021 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 853     avg: 1296     median: 1273 (11%)     max: 1659 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 721     avg: 1154     median: 1104 (4%)     max: 1533 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
192 Points (0%)
min: 258     avg: 447     median: 313 (1%)     max: 1047 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
1921 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
1849 Points (1%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1650     avg: 1847     median: 1847 (4%)     max: 2044 Points
min: 624     avg: 639     median: 645 (1%)     max: 648 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1593     avg: 1936     median: 1935.5 (3%)     max: 2278 Points
min: 572     avg: 590     median: 599 (1%)     max: 599 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Qualcomm Adreno 680
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
353 Points (0%)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Qualcomm Adreno 618
288 Points (0%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP3
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 25     avg: 34.8     median: 35 (1%)     max: 46 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 680
58.9 fps (2%)
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 618
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP3
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 28     avg: 37.9     median: 38 (0%)     max: 48 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 680
140.2 fps (1%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 618
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 16     avg: 20.7     median: 20 (2%)     max: 26 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 2.6     avg: 5.1     median: 4.8 (3%)     max: 8.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 2.1     avg: 3.1     median: 3 (1%)     max: 4.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 5.2     avg: 8.5     median: 8.1 (4%)     max: 15 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 6.1     avg: 8.5     median: 8.3 (1%)     max: 10 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 4.8     avg: 7.9     median: 7.4 (0%)     max: 15 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 5.8     avg: 8.1     median: 7.7 (0%)     max: 10 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 23.89     avg: 26.3     median: 26.3 (2%)     max: 28.78 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1890 Points (4%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 5364     avg: 8946     median: 7445.5 (7%)     max: 22800 Points
min: 10269     avg: 16045     median: 10289 (10%)     max: 27578 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1538     avg: 4645     median: 2242.5 (5%)     max: 21615 Points
min: 3043     avg: 9739     median: 3056 (7%)     max: 23117 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
12.6 Watt (2%)
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Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 3.48     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (4%)     max: 3.69 Watt
00.20.50.70.91.11.41.61.822.32.52.72.93.23.43.63.84.14.3Tooltip
3.4 Watt (4%)
00.20.40.60.91.11.31.51.71.92.22.42.62.833.23.43.73.94.1Tooltip

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP3 → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 680 → 269% n=2

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 618 → 197% n=2

- 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.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

2020
low
Adreno 618:
114 fps  fps
high
Adreno 618:
99 fps  fps
ultra
Adreno 618:
83.5 fps  fps
Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile

2020
low
Adreno 618:
60 fps  fps
high
Adreno 618:
58 fps  fps
ultra
Adreno 618:
57 fps  fps
Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
43 fps 57 fps ~ 50 fps
112%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 30 fps 60.5 fps 65 fps 71 fps 82 fps ~ 56 fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
25 fps 30 fps 37 fps 48 fps 56.5 fps ~ 39 fps
97%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 38 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps ~ 38 fps
med.
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
25 fps 26 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
148%
Adreno 618:
40 fps 40 fps ~ 40 fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
24 fps 25 fps 28 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 32 fps 33 fps ~ 29 fps
103%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps