ARM Mali-T720 MP4 vs ARM Mali-T760 MP2 vs ARM Mali-T760 MP8

ARM Mali-T720 MP4

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The ARM Mali-T720 MP4 (or T724) is a mobile graphics solution found in many ARM SoCs. The chip has been available since Q1/2015 in the Mediatek MT6753 and other low-end SoCs. Besides OpenGL ES 3.1, the GPU supports OpenCL 1.1 and DirectX 11 FL9_3. 

The T720 MP4 offers 4 shader clusters at up to 600 MHz (40.8 GFLOPS). Therefore, the GPU should perform slightly worse than an Adreno 405 or PowerVR G6200. Modern Android games should therefore run fluently in 720p.

The GPU is typically built for smartphone SoCs in 28nm.

ARM Mali-T760 MP2

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The ARM Mali-T760 MP2 is a mobile graphics solution for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. The chip is available since Q1/2015 and for example integrated in the MediaTek MT6752 SoC. Besides OpenGL ES 3.1, the GPU supports OpenCL 1.1 as well as DirectX 11. According to ARM, the Mali-T760 can be scaled from 1 - 16 cores/clusters.

The MP2 version offers 2 clusters clocked at up to 700 MHz (48 GFLOPS). Therefore, it only offers one third of the theoretical performance of the T760MP6 version. The gaming performance should be similar to the Adreno 405 or PowerVR G6200. Therefore, it is situated in the middle class in 2014 and all games of that year should run fluently.

Due to the only 2 cores, the GPU is also suited for small tablets and smartphones.

ARM Mali-T760 MP8

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The ARM Mali-T760 MP8 is a fast mobile graphics solution that can be found in ARM SoCs like the Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa (Galaxy S6). The chip is available since Q1/2015 and is one of the fastest solutions of its class at the time of the introduction. Besides OpenGL ES 3.1, the GPU supports OpenCL 1.1 as well as DirectX 11. According to ARM, the Mali-T760 can be scaled from 1 - 16 cores/clusters.

The MP8 version offers 8 clusters clocked at up to 772 MHz (302 GFLOPS). In most benchmarks, the GPU is able to beat the competing Adreno 420 (Snapdragon 805) and PowerVR GX6450 (Apple A8). Only a few tablet chips like Tegra K1/X1 or the GXA6850 (Apple A8X) are still somewhat faster. Overall, the Mali-T760 MP8 is the fastest smartphone GPU in early 2015 and will handle even the most demanding Android games fluently in high resolutions.

Despite its impressive performance, the Mali-T760 MP8 / Exynos 7420 has a very modest power consumption thanks to an advanced 14 nm FinFET process (Samsung LPE). Therefore, it can be used even in smaller smartphones.

ARM Mali-T720 MP4ARM Mali-T760 MP2ARM Mali-T760 MP8
ManufacturerARMARMARM
Mali-T700 Series
Mali-T760 MP8 8 @ 700 - 772 (Boost) MHz
Mali-T760 MP6 6 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T760 MP4 4 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T760 MP2 2 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T720 MP4 4 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Mali-T720 MP2 2 @ 650 MHz
Mali-T720 1 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T760 MP8 8 @ 700 - 772 (Boost) MHz
Mali-T760 MP6 6 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T760 MP4 4 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T760 MP2 2 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T720 MP4 4 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Mali-T720 MP2 2 @ 650 MHz
Mali-T720 1 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T760 MP8 8 @ 700 - 772 (Boost) MHz
Mali-T760 MP6 6 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T760 MP4 4 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T760 MP2 2 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T720 MP4 4 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Mali-T720 MP2 2 @ 650 MHz
Mali-T720 1 @ 600 MHz
CodenameMidgard (3rd Generation)Midgard (3rd Generation)Midgard (3rd Generation)
ArchitectureMidgard (3rd-gen)Midgard (3rd-gen)Midgard (3rd-gen)
4 - 2 - 8 -
Core600 (Boost) MHz700 MHz700 - 772 (Boost) MHz
nonono
DirectXDirectX 11 (FL 9_3)DirectX 11.1DirectX 11
Technology28 nm14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 (FL 9_3)OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11.1, Renderscript, FSAA/MSAAOpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11, Renderscript, FSAA/MSAA
Introduced30.10.2013 01.10.2013 01.03.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/m...http://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/m...http://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/m...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Mediatek MT67538 x 1500 MHz? MHz600 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 2581     avg: 5871.7     median: 6250 (1%)     max: 6705 Points
min: 7352     avg: 8363.3     median: 8041 (2%)     max: 10019 Points
min: 23193     avg: 25970.4     median: 26964 (5%)     max: 28192 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1655     avg: 3350.3     median: 3893 (1%)     max: 3959 Points
min: 4310     avg: 4909.2     median: 4794 (1%)     max: 6047 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 3359     avg: 6578.3     median: 7561 (1%)     max: 7832 Points
min: 8765     avg: 9157.7     median: 9135 (1%)     max: 9573 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
286 Points (2%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
238 Points (1%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-T720 MP4
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-T760 MP2
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + ARM Mali-T760 MP8
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T720 MP4
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T760 MP2
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T760 MP8
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 1     avg: 4     median: 4 (1%)     max: 4 fps
min: 1     avg: 4.4     median: 4 (1%)     max: 6 fps
min: 18     avg: 21.9     median: 22 (4%)     max: 25 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 3     avg: 6     median: 4 (1%)     max: 9 fps
min: 4     avg: 8.1     median: 7 (2%)     max: 13 fps
min: 11     avg: 14.4     median: 15 (4%)     max: 16 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
0 fps (0%)
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
min: 31     avg: 36.6     median: 36 (60%)     max: 41 fps
min: 59     avg: 59.9     median: 59 (98%)     max: 60 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
min: 4327     avg: 4513.5     median: 4513 (10%)     max: 4700 fps
min: 9252     avg: 22139.8     median: 26124 (59%)     max: 27059 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
min: 10969     avg: 11318     median: 11318 (25%)     max: 11667 fps
min: 31743     avg: 35780.8     median: 36339 (81%)     max: 38701 fps
NenaMark2
min: 53     avg: 53.7     median: 53 (79%)     max: 54 fps
min: 59     avg: 60.1     median: 60 (90%)     max: 60 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 3808     avg: 3881.5     median: 3881 (18%)     max: 3955 Points
min: 4691     avg: 5018.5     median: 5054 (24%)     max: 5274 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1250     avg: 1274.5     median: 1274 (20%)     max: 1299 Points
min: 2227     avg: 2262.8     median: 2239 (35%)     max: 2345 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
min: 3286     avg: 3755.5     median: 3755 (82%)     max: 4225 points
min: 3843     avg: 4238.5     median: 4320 (94%)     max: 4489 points
min: 4489     avg: 4518.8     median: 4510 (98%)     max: 4566 points

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-T720 MP4 → 100%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-T760 MP2 → 118%

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-T760 MP8 → 307%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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