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The area-efficient ARM® Mali™-300 GPU offers high performance embedded graphics, making OpenGL® ES 2.0 grade immersive gaming and High Definition (HD) user interfaces a reality on future entry-level and mid-range consumer devices.

Why Mali-300?

The Mali-300 GPU offers a seamless upgrade path from the Mali-200 GPU and draws on the architectural benefits of the higher-end Mali-400 MP GPU, delivering a performance level between the ARM Mali-200 and the scalable multicore Mali-400 MP embedded graphics solutions.

The Mali-300 GPU provides a complete graphics acceleration platform based on the Khronos™ OpenGL® ES 2.0 open standard for advanced embedded graphics, allowing for the straightforward implementation of an affordable  variety of advanced 3D content across all major mobile and embedded platforms. It also offers support for the OpenVG™ 1.1, and OpenGL® ES 1.1, in common with all other ARM Mali GPUs.

More advanced gaming and compelling user interfaces are possible on screen resolutions up to full HD 1080p with 4x anti-aliasing achieved with minimal decrease in performance. The availability of 8KB of L2 cache reduces bandwidth consumption, which is critical in mobile devices where preserving battery power is a key consideration.

Straightforward application portability and development, as well as the flexibility to upgrade seamlessly to the Mali-400 MP for scalable performance, enabled through a single driver and application stack. This minimizes the cost of hardware and software development and validation for SoC vendors. This combination of benefits enables high performance and rich user experiences on affordable devices.


Feature Value Description
Frequency 210MHz
in 40nm LP
in 28nm HPM
Throughput 23Mtri/s, 210Mpix/s
55Mtri/s, 500Mpix/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 L2 cache optimized for graphics data traffic
Memory System MMU Memory Management Unit

Related Products

Mali Developer Resources
Deploying graphics applications and content on Mali-300 based systems is greatly eased by the wide range of 3rd party development tools, middleware and demonstration applications.
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 ulta 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-300 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 optimized IP, for best-in-class implementations of the Mali-300 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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