Mali-G52 MC2 vs Adreno 618

Are you confused whether Mali-G52 MC2 is a better GPU or the Adreno 618?

If your answer is yes, then you've arrived on the correct website!

Phones like Xiaomi Redmi 9, Huawei Y9a, Realme 6i, Narzo 10A and Poco M2 have the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. On the other hand, devices like Motorola One Fusion+, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A71, Galaxy M51, and Google Pixel 4a have the Adreno 618.

Let's proceed to the next section and compare the two on the basis of benchmark scores.

But for those of you who are in a hurry and looking for an answer without having to go through the entire comparison, the Adreno 618 performs much better than the Mali-G52 MC2.

Performance Review

Centurion Mark

Centurion Mark represents the overall performance of this GPU. This score is based on real-world gaming performance of the GPU.

Adreno 618 99.0
Mali-G52 MC2 81.6

Synthetic Benchmarks

Synthetic benchmarks measure the compute performance and the 3D rendering capabilities of a GPU.

Antutu GPU Score

Adreno 618 78643
Mali-G52 MC2 42741

Geekbench 5 Vulkan Score

Mali-G52 MC2 1159
Adreno 618 1105

Mali-G52 MC2 is a little behind in Centurion Mark which represents gaming performance in actual mobile games.

While Adreno 618 has won in the Antutu test by a huge margin, it loses in the Geekbench test but only by a tiny margin. 

Overall, Adreno 618 is the winner when it comes to benchmark scores.


Arm Qualcomm
Arm LogoMali-G52 MC2
Qualcomm LogoAdreno 618
GPU Designer
GPU Compute Units 2 CU 1 CU
Max Frequency 1000 MHz 950 MHz
Max Resolution Full HD+ QHD+
HDR Support - HDR10
API Support OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.1, Vulkan 1.1 OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12
Video Playback H.264, H.265 and VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8 and VP9
Integrated in SOCs
Helio G85
Helio G80
Helio G70
Snapdragon 732G
Snapdragon 730G
Snapdragon 730
Snapdragon 720G

Mali-G52 MC2 has 2 Compute Units and its max clock frequency is 1000 MHz. On the other hand, Adreno 618 has 1 Compute Units and its max clock frequency is 950 MHz.

Despite having more compute units, the Mali GPU is slower due to the difference in their architecture. However, the higher Compute Units makes it perform well in Compute based tasks such as Geekbench.

Adreno 618 also supports higher resolution displays (QHD).

Snapdragon 732G, 730G, 730, and 720G are some of the SOCs in which you can find Adreno 618 while the other GPU can be found in SOCs like Helio G85, G80, and G70.

Can it Run these Games?

Game Mali-G52 MC2 Adreno 618

Both the GPUs can run all the high-end games but Mali-G52 MC2 struggles a little with Fortnite. If this isn't one of the games that you play, you can comfortably pick either of them.

Smartphones with Mali-G52 MC2 and Adreno 618

Mali-G52 MC2 Adreno 618
Huawei Y9a
Samsung Galaxy A80
Realme Narzo 20
Google Pixel 4a
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Samsung Galaxy A71
Xiaomi Redmi 10X 4G
Samsung Galaxy M51
Realme 6i
Motorola One Fusion+
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Realme Narzo 10A
Realme 6 Pro
Realme C3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Xiaomi Poco M2
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Infinix Hot 10
Xiaomi Redmi K20
Infinix Note 8
Realme 7 Pro
Infinix Note 8i
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
Infinix Note 7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Huawei Y9a, Xiaomi Redmi 9, Realme 6i, Xiaomi Poco M2 and Realme Narzo 10A are some of the phones that have the Mali-G52 MC2.

You can find Adreno 618 on devices like Samsung Galaxy M51, Samsung Galaxy A71, Google Pixel 4a, Motorola One Fusion+ and Samsung Galaxy A80.

Which one is Better?

Adreno 618 is winner against Mali-G52 MC2

Adreno 618 is a much better choice for gaming as it is 21.3% faster in real-world games. The difference in Antutu scores is even greater.

We will highly recommend it over the G52 when it comes to gaming performance.

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