The Power Behind a Mobile Gaming Revolution

Arm is at the heart of mobile gaming, a billion-dollar industry powered by billions of Arm-based devices. Around the world, our gaming partners use Arm industry-leading Mali GPUs and supporting optimization technologies to create the most immersive and interactive mobile gaming experiences.

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Advanced graphics for more lifelike gaming experiences

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Higher frame rate for more performance with the same power

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Longer battery life for more gaming on the go

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AI gaming features, like 3D graphics, through parallel data processing capabilities

Ecosystem of World’s Leading Game Engines and Developers

Arm works with many of the world’s leading games companies and gaming engines to fully optimize performance and the overall gaming experience on Arm Mali-based mobile devices.

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Arm guides for Unity developers cover a variety of best practices, including:

  • Texture optimizations that improve visuals.
  • Geometry performance optimizations for 3D assets.
  • In-game lighting optimizations for efficiency.


A Crytek/Arm partnership resulted in the cutting-edge CRYENGINE 3D game development platform:

  • Fully optimized gaming content.
  • Mobile content with extraordinary graphics fidelity.
  • A truly immersive mobile gaming experience.

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Arm helped optimize King’s latest mobile addition to the Crash Bandicoot franchise, enabling “Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!™” to:

  • Load faster, with best-in-class artistic vision.
  • Achieve maximum scalability & extend battery life.
  • Deliver a more engaging mobile experience.
The Arm Manga Guide to the Mali GPU
The Arm Manga Guide to the Mali GPU

Learn all about the different functions of a mobile GPU, including key features like: tile memory, shaders, render pass, and graphics drivers, in Arm's Mali Manga comics.

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Optimization Tools and Guides for Better Graphics, Higher Performance, and Greater Power Efficiency

These ‘out-of-the-box’ tools help drive gaming performance and efficiency improvements so partners realize the full power and potential of our IP and optimization technologies for gaming assets.

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Arm’s ‘Game-Changing’ GPUs

Arm’s Mali GPUs deliver the very best gaming and graphics features to mobile. Mali is the industry leading GPU and most pervasive across mobile devices, with over one billion shipped by our partners during the past year. This makes Mali-based mobile devices the biggest target base for game developers.


Third- generation Valhall-based graphics processing unit (GPU) for the premium market
  • Game changing features to improve on-device graphics.
  • Inclusion of Command Stream Front End for a more realistic gaming experience.
  • Larger cores to boost device efficiency to improve battery life.


Third-generation Valhall-based graphics processing unit (GPU) for the sub-premium market
  • Brings premium use cases to a wider audience of developers and consumers.
  • Inclusion of Command Stream Front End for an improved gaming experience.
  • Industry-leading device efficiency to boost battery life.


Second-generation Valhall-based graphics processing unit (GPU) for the mainstream market
  • Bringing premium features to a range of different devices.
  • Doubling on device graphics performance and increased visual fidelity on smart TVs.
  • Doubling of machine learning capabilities on previous generation mainstream GPUs.


Second-generation premium GPU based on the Mali Valhall architecture
  • Enables superior digital immersion for consumers
  • Asynchronous Top Level for power savings and greater battery life for next-generation devices
  • On device improvements in ML enabling more realistic gaming experiences on mobile


Valhall-based graphics processing unit (GPU) for the sub premium market
  • Fused Multiply-Add (FMA) built from the ground up offers improved power consumption and prolonged battery life
  • Enables developers to target larger consumer markets with high-performing applications and mobile gaming


First-generation premium GPU based on the Mali Valhall architecture.
  • 60 percent performance improvement for on-device machine learning
  • Improved high-fidelity gaming performance
  • Increased performance due to the innovative super scalar engine
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Mobile Gaming Opportunities and Advancements

The pervasiveness of Arm processor designs across smart devices is showcased through seamless cross-platform gaming experiences on different Arm-based devices – a smartphone, tablet, laptop, games console, TV, and even a fridge. Where there's gaming, there's Arm, no matter what device is being used.

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