The Arm Mali-G52 GPU (graphics processing unit) is the second mainstream GPU based on the Bifrost architecture. Designed to bring premium visual experiences to the ever-growing mainstream mobile market, Mali-G52 provides heightened machine learning capability for those smart applications that are fast becoming essential. Featuring wider execution engines with double the processing lanes, Mali-G52 can efficiently handle far greater graphical complexity in a modest silicon budget.

MALI-G52 Block Diagram.

Arm Mali-G52 GPU

Features Value Description 
Anti-Aliasing 4x MSAA
16x MSAA
4x Multi-Sampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) with minimal performance drop. 
 API Support OpenGL® ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.1, 3.2
Vulkan 1.0*
OpenCL™ 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 Full Profile,
Full support for next-generation and legacy 2D/3D graphics applications.
Bus Interface AMBA®4 ACE, ACE-LITE and AXI
Compatible with a wide range of bus interconnect and peripheral IP.
 L2 Cache Configurable 32kB-512kB  64KB-128KB for 1-Core.
128KB for 2-Core.
256KB-512KB for 3-Core , 4-Core and 6-Core configurations.   
Memory System Virtual Memory   Built-in Memory Management Unit (MMU) to support virtual memory.
Multi-Core Scaling
 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 dual-pixel cores
Optimized for high area and energy efficiency to address mainstream device requirements.
Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC)
Low dynamic range (LDR) and high dynamic range (HDR). Supports both 2D and 3D images.
ASTC offers a number of advantages over existing texture compression schemes by improving image quality, reducing memory bandwidth and thus energy use.
Arm Frame Buffer Compression (AFBC) Version 1.2
4x4 pixel block size
AFBC is a lossless image compression format that provides random access to pixel data to a 4x4 pixel block granularity. It is employed to reduce memory bandwidth both internally within the GPU and externally throughout the SoC.
Transaction Elimination 16x16 pixel block size   Transaction Elimination spots the identical pixel blocks between two consecutive render targets and performs a partial update to the frame buffer with the changed pixel blocks only, which reduces memory bandwidth and thus energy.
Smart Composition 16x16 pixel block size   Smart Composition extends the concept of Transaction Elimination to every stage of UI composition. Identical pixel blocks of input surfaces are not read, not processed for composition and not written to final frame buffer.

Performance - Mali-G52

Features Value Description
Frequency 850 MHz in 16nm
 Pixel/Texturing Throughput 6.8 Gpix/s in 16nm

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