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ARM Mali-G78 MP20 vs ARM Mali-G52 MP6 vs ARM Mali-G72 MP3

ARM Mali-G78 MP20

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The ARM Mali-G78MP20 is an integrated high-end graphics card for ARM based SoCs (mostly Android based). It was introduced late 2021 in the Google Tensor SoC. It integrates 20 of the 24 possible cores and is based on the second generation of the Valhal architecture. According to ARM it offers two new features: asynchronous top level and fragment dependency tracking.

The graphics card is one of the fastest in Android devices of 2020 and therefore able to run all games fluently.

The GPU supports all modern graphics APIs like OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1 and OpenCL 2.0.

ARM Mali-G52 MP6

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The ARM Mali-G52 MP6 is an integrated mid-range graphics card for ARM based SoCs (mostly Android based). It was introduced mid 2019 in the HiSilicon Kirin 810 and uses 6 clusters (hence the MP6 name). 

The G52 is based on the Bifrost architecture and is intended for mainstream phones. ARM claims that the G52 series offers 30% more performance density and 15% better energy efficiency compared to the ARM Mali G51 series.

The performance of the G52MP6 in our benchmarks (in the Kirin 810) is comparable to the Adreno 618 in the Snapdragon 730 and G76MP4 in the Helio G90T.

The GPU supports all modern graphics APIs like OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0 and Renderscript.

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-G78 MP20ARM Mali-G52 MP6ARM Mali-G72 MP3
Mali-G 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
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
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
CodenameValhall
ArchitectureValhallBifrostBifrost
Pipelines24 - unified6 - unified3 - unified
Shared Memorynonono
APIOpenGL ES 3.2OpenGL ES 3.2
technology5 nm12 nm16 nm
Date of Announcement26.05.2020 06.03.2018 18.10.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.arm.com/products/silicon-ip-...https://developer.arm.com/ip-products/gr...https://developer.arm.com/products/graph...
Core Speed850 MHz
CPU in Mali-G78 MP20GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Google Tensor8 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
CPU in Mali-G52 MP6GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
HiSilicon Kirin 8108 x 1880 MHz? MHz? MHz
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.? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 45182     avg: 46563     median: 46944 (5%)     max: 47563 Points
min: 15971     avg: 21202     median: 20999.5 (2%)     max: 25625 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 7344     avg: 8841     median: 9526 (57%)     max: 9654 Points
min: 3314     avg: 3463     median: 3483 (21%)     max: 3591 Points
min: 1309     avg: 1756     median: 1761.5 (10%)     max: 2074 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 11005     avg: 13516     median: 13988 (33%)     max: 15556 Points
min: 3274     avg: 3389     median: 3406 (8%)     max: 3488 Points
min: 1159     avg: 1635     median: 1605.5 (4%)     max: 2021 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 6606     avg: 7184     median: 7205 (54%)     max: 7742 Points
min: 2515     avg: 2810     median: 2954 (22%)     max: 2961 Points
min: 853     avg: 1295     median: 1277 (10%)     max: 1659 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 8605     avg: 9432     median: 8957 (35%)     max: 10733 Points
min: 2328     avg: 2626     median: 2752 (11%)     max: 2798 Points
min: 721     avg: 1150     median: 1102 (4%)     max: 1533 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
min: 7057     avg: 7127     median: 7064 (4%)     max: 7261 Points
min: 649     avg: 690     median: 708 (0%)     max: 713 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 1626     avg: 1816     median: 1823 (2%)     max: 1998 Points
min: 187     avg: 189.5     median: 189.5 (0%)     max: 192 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G78 MP20
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 60     avg: 83.7     median: 90 (3%)     max: 101 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G52 MP6
min: 57     avg: 57.7     median: 57 (2%)     max: 59 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP3
min: 25     avg: 34.7     median: 35 (1%)     max: 46 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G78 MP20
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 125     avg: 173.7     median: 144 (1%)     max: 252 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G52 MP6
min: 85     avg: 87     median: 87 (1%)     max: 89 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-G72 MP3
min: 28     avg: 37.8     median: 38 (0%)     max: 48 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 60     avg: 68     median: 65 (18%)     max: 79 fps
min: 49     avg: 52     median: 52 (14%)     max: 55 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 89     avg: 110     median: 90 (7%)     max: 151 fps
min: 47     avg: 49.3     median: 48 (4%)     max: 53 fps
min: 16     avg: 21     median: 20 (2%)     max: 31 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
14 fps (17%)
1.2 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 32     avg: 37     median: 39 (24%)     max: 40 fps
min: 11     avg: 12.3     median: 13 (8%)     max: 13 fps
min: 2.6     avg: 5.1     median: 4.7 (3%)     max: 8.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 23     avg: 27     median: 28 (9%)     max: 30 fps
min: 7.7     avg: 7.8     median: 7.8 (3%)     max: 7.9 fps
min: 2.1     avg: 3.1     median: 2.9 (1%)     max: 4.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 43     avg: 44.3     median: 43 (18%)     max: 47 fps
min: 18     avg: 19.7     median: 20 (8%)     max: 21 fps
min: 5.2     avg: 8.5     median: 8.1 (3%)     max: 15 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 49     avg: 58.7     median: 58 (8%)     max: 69 fps
min: 20     avg: 21     median: 21 (3%)     max: 22 fps
min: 6.1     avg: 8.5     median: 8.3 (1%)     max: 10 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 30     avg: 40     median: 36 (1%)     max: 54 fps
min: 17     avg: 18.7     median: 19 (1%)     max: 20 fps
min: 4.8     avg: 7.8     median: 7.4 (0%)     max: 15 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 40     avg: 46.7     median: 48 (0%)     max: 52 fps
min: 19     avg: 20     median: 20 (0%)     max: 21 fps
min: 5.8     avg: 8.2     median: 7.7 (0%)     max: 11 fps
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 GPU
min: 270503     avg: 282634     median: 282630 (35%)     max: 294770 Points
min: 25971     avg: 36762     median: 36761.5 (5%)     max: 47552 Points
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
88.8 fps (7%)
21.1 fps (2%)
14.9 fps (1%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official High Offscreen 2160
8.6 fps (2%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 2D Graphics Tests
11576 Points (12%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 3D Graphics Tests
3831 Points (7%)
Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 8.65     avg: 9.8     median: 10.3 (11%)     max: 10.4 Watt
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min: 3.48     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (4%)     max: 4 Watt
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Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G78 MP20 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G52 MP6 → 43% n=15

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-G72 MP3 → 19% n=15

- 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.

Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
100%
Mali-G78 MP20:
60 fps  fps
85%
Mali-G72 MP3:
43 fps 53 fps 57 fps ~ 51 fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
Mali-G52 MP6:
40 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP3:
25 fps 30 fps 30 fps 37 fps 48 fps 56.5 fps ~ 38 fps
med.
Mali-G52 MP6:
40 fps  fps
Mali-G72 MP3:
25 fps 26 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 28 fps
high
100%
Mali-G78 MP20:
30 fps 40 fps ~ 35 fps
86%
Mali-G52 MP6:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
83%
Mali-G72 MP3:
24 fps 25 fps 28 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 32 fps 33 fps ~ 29 fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
Mali-G52 MP6:
60  fps
Mali-G72 MP3:
60 fps  fps
high
Mali-G72 MP3:
41 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
Mali-G72 MP3:
30.5 fps 56 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 54 fps
ultra
Mali-G72 MP3:
49 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 58 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
Mali-G72 MP3:
50 fps 56 56 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 56 fps
high
Mali-G72 MP3:
51 fps 56 fps 56 fps 59 fps 60 fps 60 fps