ARM Mali-T830 MP3 vs ARM Mali-T880 MP4 vs ARM Mali-T880 MP12

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-T880 MP12

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The ARM Mali-T880 MP12 is a mobile graphics solution that can be found in ARM SoCs like the Samsung Exynos 8890. The chip is available since Q1/2016 (e.g. in some of the Galaxy S7 variants) 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 MP12 version features 12 clusters/cores.

The MP12 version that is used in the Samsung Exynos 8890 is clocked with up to 650 MHz and is a bit slower than the Adreno 530 in the Snapdragon 820 SoC. However, it still belongs to the high-end graphics cards for ARM based SoCs.

ARM Mali-T830 MP3ARM Mali-T880 MP4ARM Mali-T880 MP12
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 - unified12 - unified
Core600 (Boost) MHz900 (Boost) MHz650 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 11 (FL 9_3)DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_2)DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_2)
Technology16 nm16 nm14 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)OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2, DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_2)
Introduced01.04.2016 26.11.2015 24.02.2016
Manufacturerhttp://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/m...https://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/...https://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/...
CodenameMidgard (4th Generation)Midgard (4th Generation)
ArchitectureMidgard (4rd-gen)Midgard (4rd-gen)
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-T880 MP12GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa8 x 2600 MHz650 MHz650 MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
13314 Points (2%)
min: 12649     avg: 18258     median: 17736.5 (3%)     max: 22157 Points
min: 23431     avg: 29937     median: 33031 (6%)     max: 33348 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
1180 Points (9%)
min: 636     avg: 1092     median: 1151.5 (9%)     max: 1242 Points
min: 2641     avg: 2644     median: 2644 (20%)     max: 2647 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: 3059     avg: 3065     median: 3065 (11%)     max: 3071 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
746 Points (9%)
min: 410     avg: 915     median: 950 (11%)     max: 1157 Points
min: 2060     avg: 2147     median: 2147 (26%)     max: 2234 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
643 Points (5%)
min: 360     avg: 816     median: 833 (7%)     max: 1108 Points
min: 2257     avg: 2326     median: 2325.5 (19%)     max: 2394 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-T880 MP12
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-T880 MP12
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
15 fps (2%)
min: 5.9     avg: 16.3     median: 18 (3%)     max: 19 fps
min: 38     avg: 39     median: 39 (6%)     max: 40 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
15 fps (4%)
min: 6.5     avg: 15.4     median: 19 (5%)     max: 19 fps
min: 25     avg: 26.3     median: 27 (7%)     max: 27 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
5.2 fps (1%)
min: 4.8     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (1%)     max: 7.3 fps
15 fps (3%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
5.2 fps (2%)
min: 3.1     avg: 5.8     median: 6.8 (3%)     max: 7.4 fps
7.9 fps (3%)

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

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

Average Benchmarks ARM Mali-T880 MP12 → 244% 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
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
187%
Mali-T880 MP12:
55 56 56 ~ 56 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Mali-T830 MP3:
30  fps
100%
Mali-T880 MP4:
29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
100%
Mali-T880 MP12:
30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Mali-T830 MP3:
29  fps
93%
Mali-T880 MP4:
20 27 30 30 30 ~ 27 fps
103%
Mali-T880 MP12:
30 30 31 ~ 30 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
Mali-T880 MP4:
29 fps  fps
high
Mali-T880 MP4:
29 fps  fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
Mali-T880 MP12:
44  fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Mali-T880 MP12:
60  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-T880 MP12 → 130%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 187%

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