Mali-V500 Series Video Processors

The Mali-V500 is designed to deliver a pixel throughput* of 1080p60 on a single core scaling linearly to 4k120 on the maximum eight cores. The Mali-V500 offers multi-standard codec support.

* 'pixel throughput’ means the total amount of video content that can be processed on a core or group of cores: so a single core with 1080p60 capability could be made up by two 1080p30 video streams, or four 720p30 streams, etc. The streams can be handled independently, so can encode or decode any codecs supported.

The Mali-V550 has extended its video codec support to include HEVC, ensuring that end devices are able to lengthen their battery lives through hardware acceleration support of this latest codec. Furthermore, it is the first video IP solution to offer a multi-standard codec, including HEVC, for both encode and decode on a single core. To increase bandwidth and energy efficiency, it has maintained support for energy saving features such as AFBC.


Features Mali-V500 Mali-V550 Description

API Support

For encode: H.264, VP8 For decode: H.264, H.263, MPEG4, MPEG2, VC-1/WMV, Real, VP8

For encode: HEVC Main, H.264, VP8, JPEG
For decode: HEVC Main 10, HEVC Main, H.264, H.263, MPEG4, MPEG2, VC-1/WMV, Real, VP8, JPEG

Driver and video streaming infrastructure based on OpenMAX™ which runs on the host CPU

Bus Interface


Compatible with a wide range of bus interconnect and peripheral IP

Memory System


Built-in Memory Management Unit (MMU) to support virtual memory


1080p60 to 4k120* [*2160p]

1080p60 to 4k120

Scalable from one to eight cores with multiple performance points

  • Graphics Processing from ARM

    Including both graphics and GPU Compute technology, Mali GPUs offer a diverse selection of scalable solutions for low power to high performance smartphones, tablets and DTVs.

    Mali GPUs
  • Delivering Energy-efficiency to the Screen

    The Mali Display Processors bring composition, scaling, rotation and image post-processing tasks from the GPU on to a dedicated processor to maximize device battery life.

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