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ARM Mali-T830 MP2 vs Qualcomm Adreno 506

ARM Mali-T830 MP2

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The ARM Mali-T830 MP2 is an integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets. It first appeared in the HiSilicon Kirin 650 in the beginning of 2016. The chip features two clusters and supports OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 1.2 and DirectX 11 (FL 9_3). 

The performance should be similar to the old ARM Mali-450 MP4 and therefore non demanding Android games should run fluently.

The ARM Mali-T830 MP2 in the Kirin 650 is manufactured at TSMC at 16nm FF+ and therefore also suited for smaller smartphones.

Qualcomm Adreno 506

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The Qualcomm Adreno 506 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoCs and based on the Adreno 500 architecture (like the Adreno 520 in the S820, which should be fully compatible in software).

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2 in other sources), OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12 (FL 12.1 according to Wikipedia, 11.1 according to Qualcomm). Furthermore, the GPU supports Universal Bandwidth Compression (UBWC) to save memory bandwidth.

ARM Mali-T830 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 506
Adreno 500 Series
Mali-T880 MP12 compare 12 @ 0.65 GHz
Mali-T880 MP4 compare 4 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-T880 MP2 compare 2 @ 0.9 GHz
Mali-T860 MP2 compare 2 @ 0.7 GHz
Mali-T830 MP3 compare 2 @ 0.6 GHz
Mali-T830 MP2 2 @ 0.6 GHz
Mali-T830 MP1 compare 1
Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Pipelines2 - unified
Core Speed600 (Boost) MHz650 MHz
Shared Memorynoyes
APIDirectX 11 (FL 9_3), OpenGL ES 3.2DirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan
technology16 nm14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 1.2, DirectX 11 (FL 9_3)OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Date of Announcement01.04.2016 15.12.2015
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/m...
ArchitectureAdreno 500
CPU in Mali-T830 MP2GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
HiSilicon Kirin 6598 x 2360 MHz? MHz? MHz
HiSilicon Kirin 6588 x 2350 MHz900 MHz? MHz
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa8 x 1600 MHz700 MHz? MHz
min. - max.700 - 900 MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 506GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6328 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6268 x 2200 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6258 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4508 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - 900 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

min: 7668     avg: 13091     median: 13240 (2%)     max: 14741 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 4548     avg: 6301     median: 6960 (1%)     max: 7395 Points
min: 7040     avg: 7261     median: 7309 (1%)     max: 7435 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
8002 Points (1%)
12169 Points (2%)
min: 533     avg: 847     median: 851 (5%)     max: 951 Points
min: 440     avg: 732     median: 734 (2%)     max: 814 Points
min: 488     avg: 524     median: 510.5 (4%)     max: 882 Points
min: 403     avg: 433.9     median: 421.5 (2%)     max: 761 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T830 MP2
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
min: 17     avg: 25.9     median: 23 (1%)     max: 37 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T830 MP2
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
min: 21     avg: 22.7     median: 23 (0%)     max: 25 fps
min: 7.4     avg: 12.4     median: 10 (3%)     max: 20 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 9.6     median: 9.8 (1%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 1.6     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (1%)     max: 1.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 0.96     avg: 1     median: 1 (0%)     max: 1.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 2.5     avg: 2.6     median: 2.7 (1%)     max: 2.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 2.6     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (0%)     max: 2.8 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 4.8     median: 3.6 (0%)     max: 7.9 fps
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.5 (0%)     max: 3.9 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
57.8 fps (95%)
44 fps (73%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 8323     avg: 8545     median: 8542 (19%)     max: 8774 Points
10438 Points (24%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 15988     avg: 16554     median: 16613 (37%)     max: 17001 Points
21210 Points (47%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 3565     avg: 3703     median: 3639 (4%)     max: 3967 Points
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (3%)     max: 4057 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1076     avg: 1184     median: 1160.5 (3%)     max: 1339 Points
min: 1371     avg: 1472     median: 1472 (3%)     max: 1573 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
3466 Points (75%)

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-T830 MP2 → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 130% n=22

- 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 506:
53.5 fps  fps
high
Adreno 506:
48 fps  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
Adreno 506:
25 fps 26 fps 26 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 28 fps
med.
100%
Mali-T830 MP2:
13 fps  fps
200%
Adreno 506:
23 fps 25 fps 26 fps 26 fps 30 fps ~ 26 fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Mali-T830 MP2:
31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps
100%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 32 fps ~ 31 fps
ultra
100%
Mali-T830 MP2:
26 fps 31 fps 31 fps ~ 29 fps
107%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
Adreno 506:
54 fps 57 fps 60 fps ~ 57 fps
high
Adreno 506:
50 fps 53 fps 54 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 55 fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Mali-T830 MP2:
29 30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 35 49 51 52 56 57 58 ~ 40 fps
103%
Adreno 506:
30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 53 55 56 56 fps 57 58 fps ~ 41 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Mali-T830 MP2:
29 29 fps 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
100%
Adreno 506:
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Mali-T830 MP2:
16 18 22 22 22 23 25 25 26 27 28 28 29 fps 30 ~ 24 fps
121%
Adreno 506:
24 28 28 28 fps 29 fps 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
Adreno 506:
26 fps 27 fps 28 fps 30 fps