Mali Display Processors

The Mali display IP offers an extensive range of functionality, including composition, rotation and scaling, within a very small die area.

Mali Display Processors (DPU) are a family of products optimized to process tasks offloaded from the GPU, and with support for Arm Frame Buffer Compression (AFBC) they are able to considerably lower system-wide power consumption. The Komeda architecture brings significant improvements to both mainstream and premium devices. Mali-D77 is the premium level display IP which solves complex scenes and drives displays for resolutions up to 4K at 120FPS.

With compatibility for Arm TrustZone technology, Mali display technologies secure the display path for use cases such as mobile payment and video playback. Crucially, when a Mali display processor is implemented in a complete Arm-based SoC, the Android driver for each processor will, by design, work together extremely efficiently; this highly optimized multimedia software  significantly reduces implementation effort while at the same time delivering best in class performance and maximized power efficiency.

As resolutions and display quality increase, display processing becomes even more important in a media system. Having a dedicated display processor that not only controls output to the screen but also enables the GPU to offload basic tasks such as multi-layer composition or image post-processing to a dedicated processor improves visual quality and reduces overall SoC power consumption. Arm Mali Display Processors are designed with three key benefits in mind: lowering system bandwidth, simplifying software integration and offering a secure display path.


  • A chip used in augmented reality.
  • AFBC

    Arm Frame Buffer Compression. AFBC protocol addresses the difficulty of creating increasingly complex designs within the thermal limit of a mobile device. 

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  • A mali gpu chip.
  • Arm Mali GPUs

    Including both graphics and GPU Compute technology, Mali GPUs offer a diverse selection of scalable solutions for low power to high performance smartphones, tablets and DTVs.

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Answered glInvalidateFramebuffer problem 0 votes 13176 views 14 replies Latest yesterday by Peter Harris Answer this
Answered Any Replacement for Mali GPU? 0 votes 662 views 1 replies Latest 6 days ago by Peter Harris Answer this
Not answered Is there a small gaming engine for xilinx zync with Arm Mali 400 MP2? 0 votes 1246 views 0 replies Started 8 days ago by miner_tom Answer this
Answered Maximum texture size on Arm Mali 400MP
  • Mali Drivers
  • OpenGL ES
  • Mali-GPU
  • Mali-400
1 votes 5561 views 3 replies Latest 8 days ago by Peter Harris Answer this
Not answered Add hardware suport for Linux on Khadas VIM3L (Mali G-31MP2) 0 votes 2069 views 0 replies Started 13 days ago by JonhCassey Answer this
Not answered Mali T628-MP6 X11 userspace binaries on Samsung Exynos Android tablet?
  • Mali DDK for GPU (Midgard Architecture)
  • Mali-T628
  • exynos
  • Linux EXA/DRI2 and X11 Display Drivers
0 votes 2082 views 0 replies Started 14 days ago by doitaljosh Answer this
Answered glInvalidateFramebuffer problem Latest yesterday by Peter Harris 14 replies 13176 views
Answered Any Replacement for Mali GPU? Latest 6 days ago by Peter Harris 1 replies 662 views
Not answered Is there a small gaming engine for xilinx zync with Arm Mali 400 MP2? Started 8 days ago by miner_tom 0 replies 1246 views
Answered Maximum texture size on Arm Mali 400MP Latest 8 days ago by Peter Harris 3 replies 5561 views
Not answered Add hardware suport for Linux on Khadas VIM3L (Mali G-31MP2) Started 13 days ago by JonhCassey 0 replies 2069 views
Not answered Mali T628-MP6 X11 userspace binaries on Samsung Exynos Android tablet? Started 14 days ago by doitaljosh 0 replies 2082 views