Mali-G76 MC4 vs Adreno 618

If you're looking to buy a gaming smartphone in the mid-range, there's a good chance that you have come across devices that feature MediaTek's Helio G90 Series or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 700 Series.

The Adreno 618 and ARM's Mali-G76 MC4 Graphics are integrated with some of the processors in the lineups we have mentioned above.

In this comparison, you will find out whether these GPUs are capable of running high-end games such as Fortnite and PUBG Mobile. We will also take a look at how these GPUs compare against each other in benchmarks.

So, let's jump right into the comparison starting with the benchmark scores.

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.

Mali-G76 MC4 100.5
Adreno 618 99.0

Synthetic Benchmarks

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

Antutu GPU Score

Mali-G76 MC4 85723
Adreno 618 78643

Geekbench 5 Vulkan Score

Mali-G76 MC4 2111
Adreno 618 1105

First of all, let's talk about Centurion Mark which is created by us to rate the real-world performance of CPUs and GPUs. 

On Centurion Mark, both the GPUs are fighting neck and neck but the Mali GPU variant pulls out slightly ahead. The difference is so minimal that most gamers won't be able to tell the difference while playing a game.

When it comes to Synthetic Benchmarks, we see a similar difference in Antutu as well. However, the Compute heavy Geekbench 5 test sees a much bigger difference.

The reason why the difference in Geekbench scores is so high is due to the fact that this Mali-G76 has four Compute Units (MC4 denotes the same) while Adreno 618 has only 1 powerful Graphics Core. 

Hence, in synthetic tests and Compute heavy workloads that can make good use of higher core counts, the G76 will also have a good advantage. However, this isn't something a gamer should be concerned about. In Gaming, it will make no difference at all.


Arm Qualcomm
Arm LogoMali-G76 MC4
Qualcomm LogoAdreno 618
GPU Designer
GPU Compute Units 4 CU 1 CU
Max Frequency 900 MHz 950 MHz
Max Resolution Full HD+ QHD+
HDR Support HDR10 and HDR10+ 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 G95
Helio G90T
Helio G90
Snapdragon 732G
Snapdragon 730G
Snapdragon 730
Snapdragon 720G

The Mali-G76 MC4 GPU has 4 Compute Units and its maximum clock speed is 900 MHz (in the case of Helio G95). On the other hand, the Adreno 618 has only one Compute Unit with a max frequency of 950 MHz.

But you should keep in mind that these GPUs are built on completely different architectures so it is not wise to compare the two just with the raw specs.

Both the GPUs support HDR10 while HDR10+ is only supported by Mali-G76. Adreno 618 also has support for DirectX 12 API.

You can find this Mali GPU in MediaTek's Helio G90T, Helio G95, and Helio G90 Chipsets while this Adreno GPU is present in Qualcomm's Snapdragon 732G, Snapdragon 730G, Snapdragon 720G, and Snapdragon 730 processors.

Can it Run these Games?

Game Mali-G76 MC4 Adreno 618

Both the Graphics Accelerators managed to run every game we tested without any hiccups. Graphically intensive games PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, Asphalt 9, and Call of Duty Mobile ran at high frame rates without any lags or other issues.

If you're a gamer, either of the two will get the job done just fine.

We also tested some of the less demanding games such as Subway Surfers and Clash of Clans and they too ran pretty well just as we expected.

Smartphones with Mali-G76 MC4 and Adreno 618

Mali-G76 MC4 Adreno 618
Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A80
Realme 7
Google Pixel 4a
Realme 6s
Samsung Galaxy A71
Realme 6
Samsung Galaxy M51
Realme Narzo
Motorola One Fusion+
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Infinix Zero 8
Realme 6 Pro
Umidigi S5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Xiaomi Redmi K20
Realme 7 Pro
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Many Realme phones including Realme Narzo 20 Pro, Realme 7, 6s, 6, Narzo are powered by the Mali-G76 MC4 chip. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, Infinix Zero 8, and Umidigi S5 Pro are also powered by the same.

On the other hand, we have smartphones like Samsung Galaxy A80, Galaxy A71, Galaxy M51, Google Pixel 4a, Realme 6 Pro, 7 Pro, Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro, and Redmi Note 9S.

Which one is Better?

Mali-G76 MC4 is winner against Adreno 618

From the perspective of a gamer, both the GPUs are nearly on par with each other and the Mali chip only has a small advantage. But for GPU Compute tasks, the gap becomes bigger. 

So, if you're a gamer, you can go with either one of those and you won't be disappointed. Both are exceptionally good GPUs capable of running all the graphically intensive games.

Make sure to check out the gaming reviews of the individual phones in order to get an even better idea!