Mali-450 MP

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Mali™-450 MP graphics processor (GPU) doubles the OpenGL® ES 2.0 performance of the successful family of graphics products. The Mali-450 MP GPU expands the range of performance points by supporting scalability of up to 8 cores, while also doubling vertex processing throughput.

The Mali-400 MP GPU’s market-leading performance density has proved that it is possible to deliver both performance and power efficiency. The Mali-450 MP takes those capabilities to new levels and, with additional architectural optimization, is designed to maximize reuse of the available resources during the graphics operation. This minimizes the power and bandwidth requirements of the Mali-450 MP GPU.


The Mali-450 MP takes performance density to new levels and is designed to maximize reuse of the available resources during the graphics operation therefore minimizing the power and bandwidth requirements. The Mali-450 MP has been optimized with a focus on energy and bandwidth savings. Compact size, improved ultra-low power architecture as well as reduced memory bandwidth together with the increased latency tolerance results in lower costs of manufacturing and minimal energy consumption. Linear performance scaling and focus on maximizing processing efficiency, even when rendering at four times Full Scene Anti-Aliasing (4xFSAA), ensures superior image quality and provides a perfect solution for 2K and 4K screen resolutions.

These significant improvements in conjunction with software compatibility across the family of Mali-300, Mali-400 MP and now Mali-450 MP enable current Mali users to expand their range of graphics performance points whilst reusing their existing software investments. Mali-450 MP also lowers the barrier of entry into the market as new entrants can benefit from the vibrant dynamic ecosystem, wide API support; high quality optimized mature drivers all already established on Mali-400 MP.

Mali-450 MP4

Feature Value Description
Frequency 270MHz
in 40nm LP
in 28nm HPM
Throughput 59Mtri/s, 1.1Gpix/s
142Mtri/s, 2.6Gpix/s
in 40nm LP
in 28nm HPM

Mali-450 MP8

Feature Value Description
Frequency 270MHz
in 40nm LP
in 28nm HPM
Throughput 59Mtri/s, 2.2Gpix/s
142Mtri/s, 5.2Gpix/s
in 40nm LP
in 28nm HPM

Feature Value Description
Anti-Aliasing 4xAA
4x Multi-Sampling with virtually no performance drop
16xAA outperforming all implementations of comparable quality
API Support OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0
OpenVG 1.1
Full support for next-generation and legacy 2D/3D graphics applications
Bus Interface AMBA AXI Compatible with a wide range of bus interconnect and peripheral IP
L2 Cache 8KB - 512KB Configurable L2 cache optimized for graphics data traffic
Memory System MMU Memory Management Unit
Multi-Core Scaling 1 to 8 cores A single IP covering a wide range of markets and price/performance points

Mali Developer Resources
Deploying graphics applications and content on Mali-450 MP based systems is greatly eased by the wide range of 3rd party development tools, middleware and existing demonstration.
Shader Authoring Tools Shader Development Studio, Offline Shader Compiler and Shader Library
Performance Analysis DS-5 Streamline
Texture Compression Tool Compressing textures to reduce system load
User Interface Engine A rich framework to develop OpenGL ES 2.0 User Interfaces and applications
Asset Conditioning Tool Conditioning graphics assets to improve the application performance
OpenGL® ES 1.1 Emulator Enabling developers to develop and test their OpenGL ES 1.1 applications ahead of hardware availability
OpenGL ES 2.0 Emulator Enabling developers to develop and test their OpenGL ES 2.0 applications ahead of hardware availability
Processor IP
Cortex-A5 The smallest, lowest power ARM multicore processor capable of delivering the Internet to the widest possible range of devices: from ultra low cost handsets, feature phones and smart mobile devices, to pervasive embedded, consumer and industrial devices.
Cortex-A7 The ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore processor is the most efficient application processor ARM has ever developed and dramatically extends ARM's low-power leadership in future entry level smart phones, tablets and other advanced mobile devices.
Cortex-A9 Available as either a single core or configurable multicore processor, the Cortex-A9 processor can scale across a wide variety of applications making it an ideal solution for designs requiring high performance in low power or thermally constrained cost-sensitive devices.
System IP
System IP provides the interconnect and peripheral components enable Mali-450 MP to deliver its full performance potential within energy efficient SoC designs.
AMBA AXI Interconnect and Peripherals System IP generators, level-2 cache control, memory controllers and peripherals compatible with the AMBA AXI standard.
Physical IP
Physical IP Platforms deliver process optimised IP, for best-in-class implementations of the Mali-450 graphics processor at 90 nm, 65 nm and below.
Standard Cell Logic Libraries Available in a variety of different architectures ARM Standard Cell Libraries support a wide performance range for all types of SoC designs. Designers can choose between different libraries and optimize their designs for speed, power and/or area.
Memory Compilers and Registers A broad array of silicon proven SRAM, Register File and ROM memory compilers for all types of SoC designs ranging from performance critical to cost sensitive and low power applications.
Interface Libraries A broad portfolio of silicon-proven Interface IP designed to meet varying system architectures and standards. General Purpose I/O, Specialty I/O, High Speed DDR and Serial Interfaces are optimized to deliver high data throughput performance with low pin counts.

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