ARM Mali-G72 MP3 vs ARM Mali-G72 MP12 vs ARM Mali-G72 MP18

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.

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 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-G72 MP3ARM Mali-G72 MP12ARM Mali-G72 MP18
ManufacturerARMARMARM
Mali-G Series
Mali-G77 MP11 11
Mali-G76 MP16 16
Mali-G76 MP12 10
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-G76 MP4 4 @ 800 MHz
Mali-G71 MP2 2 @ 770 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP3 3 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G52 MP6 6
Mali-G52 MP2 2 @ 950 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G51 MP4 4 @ 650 MHz
Mali-G77 MP11 11
Mali-G76 MP16 16
Mali-G76 MP12 10
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-G76 MP4 4 @ 800 MHz
Mali-G71 MP2 2 @ 770 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP3 3 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G52 MP6 6
Mali-G52 MP2 2 @ 950 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G51 MP4 4 @ 650 MHz
Mali-G77 MP11 11
Mali-G76 MP16 16
Mali-G76 MP12 10
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-G76 MP4 4 @ 800 MHz
Mali-G71 MP2 2 @ 770 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G72 MP3 3 @ 850 MHz
Mali-G52 MP6 6
Mali-G52 MP2 2 @ 950 (Boost) MHz
Mali-G51 MP4 4 @ 650 MHz
ArchitectureBifrostBifrostBifrost
3 - 12 - 18 -
Core850 MHz850 MHz850 MHz
nonono
Technology16 nm16 nm16 nm
Introduced18.10.2017 18.10.2017 01.01.2018
Manufacturerhttps://developer.arm.com/products/graph...https://developer.arm.com/products/graph...https://developer.arm.com/products/graph...
CPUGPU 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
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min. - max.? - 900 MHz? - ? MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 15971     avg: 20261     median: 20314 (4%)     max: 25086 Points
min: 22429     avg: 32596     median: 33740 (6%)     max: 36231 Points
min: 36190     avg: 43744     median: 46610 (9%)     max: 48433 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1309     avg: 1734     median: 1750.5 (13%)     max: 2060 Points
min: 2021     avg: 3208     median: 3360.5 (25%)     max: 3710 Points
min: 3744     avg: 3994     median: 4054.5 (30%)     max: 4124 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1159     avg: 1598     median: 1604 (6%)     max: 1993 Points
min: 2062     avg: 3386     median: 3545 (12%)     max: 4040 Points
min: 3958     avg: 4626     median: 4820 (17%)     max: 4904 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 853     avg: 1241     median: 1261 (16%)     max: 1654 Points
min: 2487     avg: 2882     median: 2961.5 (37%)     max: 3070 Points
min: 3376     avg: 3634     median: 3435 (42%)     max: 4291 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 721     avg: 1095     median: 1094.5 (12%)     max: 1530 Points
min: 2597     avg: 2945     median: 3012.5 (32%)     max: 3109 Points
min: 3697     avg: 4023     median: 3794.5 (40%)     max: 4806 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-G72 MP3
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-G72 MP12
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-G72 MP18
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP3
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP12
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP18
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 16     avg: 20.9     median: 20 (3%)     max: 24 fps
min: 23     avg: 54.6     median: 59 (9%)     max: 66 fps
min: 73     avg: 74     median: 73.5 (12%)     max: 76 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 17     avg: 21     median: 21 (6%)     max: 35 fps
min: 26     avg: 50.4     median: 54.5 (15%)     max: 56 fps
min: 45     avg: 48.5     median: 46 (13%)     max: 57 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 2.6     avg: 5.1     median: 4.7 (3%)     max: 8.7 fps
min: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (9%)     max: 14 fps
17 fps (11%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 2.1     avg: 3.1     median: 2.9 (1%)     max: 4.9 fps
min: 8.4     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (4%)     max: 8.7 fps
11 fps (5%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 6.6     avg: 8.5     median: 8.1 (4%)     max: 15 fps
min: 9.3     avg: 19.7     median: 22 (11%)     max: 23 fps
28 fps (14%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 6.1     avg: 8.4     median: 8.5 (1%)     max: 10 fps
min: 10     avg: 20.6     median: 23 (4%)     max: 24 fps
31 fps (5%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 5.8     avg: 8.1     median: 7.8 (2%)     max: 10 fps
min: 11     avg: 20.4     median: 21 (5%)     max: 23 fps
min: 28     avg: 28.3     median: 28 (6%)     max: 29 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 6.2     avg: 7.8     median: 7.4 (3%)     max: 13 fps
min: 10     avg: 19.8     median: 21 (8%)     max: 23 fps
min: 14     avg: 17     median: 14.5 (5%)     max: 25 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
25922 fps (59%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
39033 fps (87%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 5364     avg: 6967     median: 7276 (23%)     max: 8035 Points
8180 Points (26%)
min: 8620     avg: 8803     median: 8802.5 (28%)     max: 8985 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1538     avg: 2220     median: 2189 (8%)     max: 2696 Points
3761 Points (13%)
min: 4747     avg: 4762     median: 4762 (17%)     max: 4777 Points

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP3 → 100%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP12 → 226%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP18 → 286%

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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 MP3:
25 fps  fps
128%
Mali-G72 MP12:
32 fps  fps
160%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  fps
med.
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
25 fps 26 fps ~ 26 fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
25 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
117%
Mali-G72 MP12:
32 fps 32 fps 33 fps 40 fps ~ 34 fps
138%
Mali-G72 MP18:
40 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP3:
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World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
41 fps  fps
146%
Mali-G72 MP12:
60 fps  fps
146%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Mali-G72 MP3:
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Mali-G72 MP12:
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Mali-G72 MP18:
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Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
30.5 fps 56 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 54 fps
80%
Mali-G72 MP12:
31 fps 55 fps ~ 43 fps
111%
Mali-G72 MP18:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
ultra
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
49 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 58 fps
86%
Mali-G72 MP12:
30 fps 54 fps 58 fps 58 fps ~ 50 fps
103%
Mali-G72 MP18:
59 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Mali-G72 MP3:
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Mali-G72 MP18:
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Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
50 fps 56 56 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 56 fps
107%
Mali-G72 MP12:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Mali-G72 MP3:
51 fps 56 fps 56 fps 59 fps