ARM Mali-T830 MP3 vs ARM Mali-T880 MP4 vs ARM Mali-T860 MP2

ARM Mali-T830 MP3

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The ARM Mali-T830 MP3 is an integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets. It first appeared in the Samsung Exynos 7880 in the beginning of 2017. The chip features three 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-T860 MP2 and therefore all typical Android games should run fluently.

The ARM Mali-T830 MP3 in the Exynos 7880 is manufactured in 14 nm and therefore also suited for smaller smartphones.

ARM Mali-T880 MP4

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The ARM Mali-T880 MP4 is a mobile graphics solution that can be found in ARM SoCs like the HiSilicon Kirin 950. The chip is available since Q1/2016 and supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_2). The Mali-T880 can be built with 1 to 16 clusters, where the MP4 version features 4 clusters/cores.

The MP4 version that is used in the HiSilicon /Huawei SoC is clocked with up to 900 MHz and performs similar to a Adreno 420 (Snapdragon 805) and PowerVR GX6450 (Apple A8). However, the Mali-T760 MP8 in the Samsung Exynos 7420 pulls ahead thanks to its 8 clusters. Still, the Mali-T880MP4 offers enough power for demanding Android games in Full HD.

Thanks to the 16nm process in the Kirin 950, the Mali-T880 can be used in smartphones like the Huawei Mate 8.

ARM Mali-T860 MP2

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The ARM Mali-T860 MP2 is a mobile graphics solution that can be found in ARM SoCs like the Mediatek Helio P10. The chip is available since Q1/2015 and supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2 and DirectX 11.1. The Mali-T860 can be built with 1 to 16 clusters, where the MP2 version features 2 clusters/cores.

The MP2 version is used e.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 at 700 MHz and performs similar to a Adreno 405 or Mali-T628 with a low core count (e.g. MP2 or MP4). Therfore, only low demanding gaming are suited for the GPU.

In the Helio P10 the GPU is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC.

ARM Mali-T830 MP3ARM Mali-T880 MP4ARM Mali-T860 MP2
ManufacturerARMARMARM
Mali-T800 Series
Mali-T880 MP12 12 @ 650 MHz
Mali-T880 MP4 4 @ 900 MHz
Mali-T880 MP2 2 @ 900 MHz
Mali-T860 MP2 2 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T830 MP3 2 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T830 MP2 2 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T830 MP1 1
Mali-T880 MP12 12 @ 650 MHz
Mali-T880 MP4 4 @ 900 MHz
Mali-T880 MP2 2 @ 900 MHz
Mali-T860 MP2 2 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T830 MP3 2 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T830 MP2 2 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T830 MP1 1
Mali-T880 MP12 12 @ 650 MHz
Mali-T880 MP4 4 @ 900 MHz
Mali-T880 MP2 2 @ 900 MHz
Mali-T860 MP2 2 @ 700 MHz
Mali-T830 MP3 2 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T830 MP2 2 @ 600 MHz
Mali-T830 MP1 1
Cores2 - unified4 - unified2 - unified
Core600 (Boost) MHz900 (Boost) MHz700 MHz
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 11 (FL 9_3)DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_2)DirectX 11.1
Technology16 nm16 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 1.2, DirectX 11 (FL 9_3)OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2, DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_2)Open CL 1.2
Introduced01.04.2016 26.11.2015 01.01.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/m...https://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/...
CodenameMidgard (4th Generation)Midgard
ArchitectureMidgard (4rd-gen)Midgard
CPU in Mali-T830 MP3GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Samsung Exynos 78808 x 1900 MHz? MHz? MHz
CPU in Mali-T880 MP4GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
HiSilicon Kirin 9558 x 2500 MHz? MHz900 MHz
HiSilicon Kirin 9508 x 2300 MHz? MHz900 MHz
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X10 x 2600 MHz? MHz875 MHz
min. - max.? MHz780 - ? MHz
CPU in Mali-T860 MP2GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Mediatek Helio P10 MT67558 x 2000 MHz700 MHz? MHz
Mediatek MT6750S8 x 1500 MHz? MHz530 MHz
Mediatek MT6750N8 x 1500 MHz? MHz? MHz
Mediatek MT67508 x 1500 MHz? MHz530 MHz
min. - max.? MHz530 - ? MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
13314 Points (2%)
min: 12649     avg: 18258     median: 17736.5 (3%)     max: 22157 Points
min: 5884     avg: 9565     median: 9806.5 (2%)     max: 11713 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
1180 Points (9%)
min: 636     avg: 1092     median: 1151.5 (9%)     max: 1242 Points
min: 425     avg: 546     median: 551 (4%)     max: 672 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
1074 Points (4%)
min: 575     avg: 1002     median: 1068.5 (4%)     max: 1133 Points
min: 364     avg: 478     median: 481 (2%)     max: 579 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
746 Points (9%)
min: 410     avg: 915     median: 950 (11%)     max: 1157 Points
min: 299     avg: 381     median: 385 (5%)     max: 479 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
643 Points (6%)
min: 360     avg: 816     median: 833 (8%)     max: 1108 Points
min: 248     avg: 320     median: 322 (3%)     max: 406 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T830 MP3
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T880 MP4
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T860 MP2
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T830 MP3
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T880 MP4
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + ARM Mali-T860 MP2
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
15 fps (2%)
min: 5.9     avg: 16.3     median: 18 (3%)     max: 19 fps
min: 4.7     avg: 6.5     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 8.22 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
15 fps (4%)
min: 6.5     avg: 15.4     median: 19 (5%)     max: 19 fps
min: 4.7     avg: 9     median: 7.5 (2%)     max: 15 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
5.2 fps (1%)
min: 4.8     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (1%)     max: 7.3 fps
min: 1.9     avg: 2.3     median: 2.4 (1%)     max: 2.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
5.2 fps (2%)
min: 3.1     avg: 5.8     median: 6.8 (3%)     max: 7.4 fps
min: 1.9     avg: 3.3     median: 2.7 (1%)     max: 5.4 fps

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-T830 MP3 → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-T880 MP4 → 118% n=11

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-T860 MP2 → 51% n=11

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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
Mali-T880 MP4:
24 fps 25 fps ~ 25 fps
med.
Mali-T880 MP4:
24 fps  fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
Mali-T860 MP2:
52 fps  fps
high
Mali-T860 MP2:
24 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
Mali-T860 MP2:
23 fps 27 fps ~ 25 fps
ultra
Mali-T860 MP2:
26 fps  fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
Mali-T880 MP4:
42 fps  fps
high
Mali-T880 MP4:
42 fps  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Mali-T830 MP3:
30  fps
150%
Mali-T880 MP4:
30 34 44 56 60 ~ 45 fps
177%
Mali-T860 MP2:
47 48 51 58 59 ~ 53 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Mali-T830 MP3:
30  fps
100%
Mali-T880 MP4:
29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
97%
Mali-T860 MP2:
27 fps 29 30 30 30 30 ~ 29 fps
high
100%
Mali-T830 MP3:
29  fps
93%
Mali-T880 MP4:
20 27 30 30 30 ~ 27 fps
97%
Mali-T860 MP2:
27 28 29 29 29 ~ 28 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
Mali-T880 MP4:
29 fps  fps
Mali-T860 MP2:
23 fps 26 fps 26 fps ~ 25 fps
high
Mali-T880 MP4:
29 fps  fps
Mali-T860 MP2:
16 fps 22 fps 24 fps ~ 21 fps

Average Gaming ARM Mali-T830 MP3 → 100%

Average Gaming ARM Mali-T880 MP4 → 114%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 150%

Average Gaming ARM Mali-T860 MP2 → 123%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 177%

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