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Battle of the entry-level GPUs - Nvidia GeForce MX550 & Intel Arc A350M Review

Arc vs. GeForce. Increasingly powerful integrated GPUs are a big problem for entry-level GPUs. Nvidia still offers the GeForce MX550 in this segment and Intel just launched the new Arc A350M. We had the chance to review the two GPUs and find out if they still have advantages over the current iGPU generation.

Modern integrated graphics cards like the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 or the new AMD Radeon 680M are getting faster every generation and already offer sufficient performance for some games in 1080p. A few compact laptops are still available with entry-level dedicated GPUs, which should offer a performance advantage. There are two new mobile chips in this segment with the Nvidia GeForce MX550 and the Intel ARC A350M, but is there really a performance advantage? We compare the two GPUs in different scenarios, and the results are sometimes surprising.

Intel Arc A350M

GPU-Z Arc A350M
GPU-Z Arc A350M

The Arc A350M is Intel's new entry-level dGPU and offers 6 Xe cores as well as 6 Raytracing cores with a maximum clock of 1150 MHz. The Arc A350M can be configured between 25-35W by the manufacturer and is equipped with 4 GB GDDR6-VRAM (64-bit) just like the faster Arc A370M (35-50W).

We tested the new Intel Arc A350M in the Samsung Galaxy Book2 15.6 where it is combined with the new Intel Alder Lake Core i7-1260P. However, the TDP values of the processor are very low, so the GPU performance might be a bit better in other laptops. The GPU itself consumes 28W, which is right within the specified range. The driver version was 30.0.101.1329 in combination with the operating system Windows 11.

Nvidia GeForce MX550

GPU-Z GeForce MX550
GPU-Z GeForce MX550

Nvidia's new GeForce MX550 is the direct successor to the familiar GeForce MX450. Contrary to the new MX570 (Ampere chip), however, the MX550 is still based on the old Turing TU-117 chip from the MX450, but with more shaders. The Turing chip is still manufactured in the old 12nm process and the TDP range is similar to the A350M around 25W. The small amount of VRAM (only 2 GB GDDR6) is a disadvantage of the MX550.

Laptops with the new GeForce MX550 are still rare, so we used the Lenovo IdeaCentre 24 All-in-One PC instead, which is also equipped with the mobile version of the MX550. The GPU is also combined with the Intel Core i7-1260P, but the TGP is very high at 35W, so it should be one of the fastest implementations.

We start our performance evaluation with the popular 3DMarks and the raw DirectX performance. Both new dGPUs are pretty much on par here with small advantages for the Intel Arc A350M. The powerful Radeon 680M iGPU is a few percentage points slower and fast versions of the Xe Graphics G7 (96 EUs) are about 20% slower. Neither the MX550, nor the Arc A350M, can keep up with the old GeForce GTX 1650 or the new GeForce RTX 2050.

Performance Rating - Percent
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
99.1 pt ∼99%
Asus Vivobook Pro 14 M3401QC-KM007T
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
97 pt ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
80 pt ∼80%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD -1!
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
76.2 pt ∼76%
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7F3 -1!
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
66.1 pt ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
53 pt ∼53%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
52.1 pt ∼52%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
48.3 pt ∼48%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
42.4 pt ∼42%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15p-20TN0006GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
42.2 pt ∼42%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
41.8 pt ∼42%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4721 Points ∼100% +87%
Asus Vivobook Pro 14 M3401QC-KM007T
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
4497 Points ∼95% +78%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3885 Points ∼82% +54%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
3868 Points ∼82% +53%
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7F3
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
2900 Points ∼61% +15%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
2731 Points ∼58% +8%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
2526 Points ∼54%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2287 Points ∼48% -9%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
2276 Points ∼48% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15p-20TN0006GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
1871 Points ∼40% -26%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
1687 Points ∼36% -33%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Vivobook Pro 14 M3401QC-KM007T
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
11485 Points ∼100% +84%
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
11055 Points ∼96% +77%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
10345 Points ∼90% +65%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
8015 Points ∼70% +28%
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7F3
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
7963 Points ∼69% +27%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
6800 Points ∼59% +9%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6683 Points ∼58% +7%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
6257 Points ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15p-20TN0006GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
5970 Points ∼52% -5%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
5753 Points ∼50% -8%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
5608 Points ∼49% -10%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
16128 Points ∼100% +56%
Asus Vivobook Pro 14 M3401QC-KM007T
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
15552 Points ∼96% +51%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
14954 Points ∼93% +45%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
12322 Points ∼76% +19%
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7F3
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
10915 Points ∼68% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
10687 Points ∼66% +3%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
10331 Points ∼64%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9095 Points ∼56% -12%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
8079 Points ∼50% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15p-20TN0006GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
7420 Points ∼46% -28%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
6735 Points ∼42% -35%
V-Ray Benchmark Next 4.10 - GPU
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
196 mpaths ∼100% +176%
Asus Vivobook Pro 14 M3401QC-KM007T
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
189 mpaths ∼96% +166%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
108 mpaths ∼55% +52%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
85 mpaths ∼43% +20%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
71 mpaths ∼36%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15p-20TN0006GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
61 mpaths ∼31% -14%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
59 mpaths ∼30% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
56 mpaths ∼29% -21%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
37 mpaths ∼19% -48%

The OpenCL benchmarks reveal mixed results. While the Arc A350M performs really well in LuxMark, both the old GeForce MX450 as well as the new MX550 are at the bottom of the ranking. The Geekbench OpenCL test on the other hand paints a different picture where the new Arc A350M is hardly any faster than the integrated Xe Graphics G7 and also noticeably slower than the Radeon 680M. Nvidia's GeForce MX550 on the other hand performs well.

LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1509 Samples/s ∼100% +189%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1166 Samples/s ∼77% +123%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1062 Samples/s ∼70% +103%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
980 Samples/s ∼65% +87%
Prime Computer PrimeBook Circular-i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
966 Samples/s ∼64% +85%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
653 Samples/s ∼43% +25%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
523 Samples/s ∼35%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
492 Samples/s ∼33% -6%
Sala GPUs-only
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
4579 Samples/s ∼100% +333%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
Radeon RX 5300M, R7 4800H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3395 Samples/s ∼74% +221%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
2796 Samples/s ∼61% +164%
Prime Computer PrimeBook Circular-i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
2649 Samples/s ∼58% +150%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2200 Samples/s ∼48% +108%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
1976 Samples/s ∼43% +87%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
1058 Samples/s ∼23%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
986 Samples/s ∼22% -7%
Geekbench 5.4 - OpenCL Score
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
73047 Points ∼100% +86%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
40385 Points ∼55% +3%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
39355 Points ∼54%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
35496 Points ∼49% -10%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
31996 Points ∼44% -19%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
30811 Points ∼42% -22%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
27050 Points ∼37% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
20177 Points ∼28% -49%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
19690 Points ∼27% -50%
Prime Computer PrimeBook Circular-i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
19009 Points ∼26% -52%

The Arc A350M is closer to the GeForce MX550 in the OpenGL benchmarks like GFXBench and sometimes even slightly faster, even though the advantage at higher resolutions is probably a result of the larger amount of VRAM. The GeForce MX550 is usually faster in the professional SPECviewperf benchmarks and the two consumer chips can even keep up with professional GPUs like the Quadro T500 in some sub-tests, but the Quadro GPUs are usually superior thanks to optimized drivers.

Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset OpenGL
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
44.3 fps ∼100% +27%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
34.8 fps ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
24.9 fps ∼56% -28%
Prime Computer PrimeBook Circular-i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
21 fps ∼47% -40%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
20.6 fps ∼47% -41%
Unigine Valley 1.0 - 1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
26 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
16.8 fps ∼65% -35%
Prime Computer PrimeBook Circular-i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW)
16.5 fps ∼63% -37%
GFXBench
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
42.6 fps ∼100% +48%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
29.6 fps ∼69% +3%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
28.7 fps ∼67%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
108 fps ∼100% +72%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
102.8 fps ∼95% +64%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
62.8 fps ∼58% 0%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
62.7 fps ∼58%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
62.67 fps ∼58% 0%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
47.8 fps ∼44% -24%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
252 fps ∼100% +64%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
233.8 fps ∼93% +52%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
156.46 fps ∼62% +2%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
153.9 fps ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
125 fps ∼50% -19%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
119 fps ∼47% -23%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
109.3 fps ∼43% -29%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
255 fps ∼100% +64%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
250.3 fps ∼98% +61%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
162.2 fps ∼64% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
160 fps ∼63% +3%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
155.2 fps ∼61%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
120 fps ∼47% -23%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
120 fps ∼100% +78%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
106 fps ∼88% +57%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
93.6 fps ∼78% +39%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
83.8 fps ∼70% +24%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
67.56 fps ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
57.57 fps ∼48% -15%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
150 fps ∼100% +1238%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
137 fps ∼91% +1122%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
90.8 fps ∼61% +710%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
82.7 fps ∼55% +638%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
11.21 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
3.21 fps ∼2% -71%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
45.1 fps ∼100% +56%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
41.4 fps ∼92% +43%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
28.92 fps ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
27.71 fps ∼61% -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
23.87 fps ∼53% -17%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
16.01 fps ∼35% -45%
Medical (medical-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
49.9 fps ∼100% +118%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
42.6 fps ∼85% +87%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
36.14 fps ∼72% +58%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
31.08 fps ∼62% +36%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
22.84 fps ∼46%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
19.92 fps ∼40% -13%
Maya (maya-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
120 fps ∼100% +26%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
110 fps ∼92% +16%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
95.11 fps ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
63.57 fps ∼53% -33%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
62 fps ∼52% -35%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
53.5 fps ∼45% -44%
Energy (energy-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
18 fps ∼100% +2803%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
16.1 fps ∼89% +2497%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
12.41 fps ∼69% +1902%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
11.8 fps ∼66% +1803%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8.82 fps ∼49% +1323%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
0.62 fps ∼3%
Creo (creo-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
124 fps ∼100% +61%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
110 fps ∼89% +43%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
76.93 fps ∼62%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
74.3 fps ∼60% -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
61.3 fps ∼49% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
49.1 fps ∼40% -36%
Catia (catia-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
149 fps ∼100% +192%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
130 fps ∼87% +155%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
95.8 fps ∼64% +88%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
92.7 fps ∼62% +82%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
76.99 fps ∼52% +51%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
51.05 fps ∼34%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
94 fps ∼100% +80%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
89.8 fps ∼96% +72%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
57.9 fps ∼62% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
55.73 fps ∼59% +7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
52.6 fps ∼56% +1%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
52.21 fps ∼56%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
82.8 fps ∼100% +37%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
73.4 fps ∼89% +22%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
60.28 fps ∼73%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
43.59 fps ∼53% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
17.22 fps ∼21% -71%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
151 fps ∼100% +1259%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
136 fps ∼90% +1124%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
93.1 fps ∼62% +738%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
11.11 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
3.18 fps ∼2% -71%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
22.7 fps ∼100% +115%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
18.7 fps ∼82% +77%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
14.74 fps ∼65% +39%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
10.58 fps ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
9.05 fps ∼40% -14%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
133 fps ∼100% +17%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
125 fps ∼94% +10%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
113.23 fps ∼85%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
78.1 fps ∼59% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
71.98 fps ∼54% -36%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
18 fps ∼100% +2803%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
16 fps ∼89% +2481%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
11.99 fps ∼67% +1834%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
11.96 fps ∼66% +1829%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
0.62 fps ∼3%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
73.4 fps ∼100% +63%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
67.3 fps ∼92% +49%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
45.07 fps ∼61%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
41.95 fps ∼57% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
30.75 fps ∼42% -32%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
38.2 fps ∼100% +100%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
33.1 fps ∼87% +73%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
23.22 fps ∼61% +21%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
19.13 fps ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
17.39 fps ∼46% -9%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G2 21A9000XGE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
43 fps ∼100% +106%
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 313S5EA
T600 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
40.9 fps ∼95% +96%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
28.9 fps ∼67% +39%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
20.88 fps ∼49% 0%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
20.85 fps ∼48%

Gaming Performance 1080p

Most potential buyers will be particularly interested in the gaming performance and the performance of the new A350M is disappointing. The good impression from the synthetic benchmarks cannot be carried over and the dedicated A350M is even beaten by the integrated Radeon 680M in many gaming benchmarks. Forza Horizon 5 crashed repeatedly on the Samsung Galaxy Book2 with the Arc A350M during the loading screen, but we did not notice any other problems during our review period.

The GeForce MX550 on the other hand offers more gaming performance than AMD's iGPU and is also faster than the Arc A350M. The GeForce sometimes suffers a bit from the small VRAM (2 GB) with very high details and the performance advantage is smaller, but these scenarios are usually unplayable anyway.

All in all, the GeForce MX550 can handle many titles (when they are not too demanding) in 1080p and high details, whereas you will have to reduce the details (sometimes noticeably) with the Arc A350M.

GTA V
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
146.6 (5.54min, 100P1 - 266max) fps ∼100% +89%
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
123.7 (16.1min, 83.3P1 - 207max) fps ∼84% +59%
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
119 (39.5min, 76.9P1 - 233max) fps ∼81% +53%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
91.7 (13.9min, 66.7P1 - 162max) fps ∼63% +18%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
77.6 (15.6min, 52.6P1 - 156.6max) fps ∼53%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
50 fps ∼34% -36%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
47 (6.64min, 31.3P1 - 83.5max) fps ∼32% -39%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
40.7 (2.41min, 27.8P1 - 126.9max) fps ∼28% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
36.5 (1.957min, 23.8P1 - 77.7max) fps ∼25% -53%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
13.8 (6.75min, 10.6P1 - 110.6max) fps ∼9% -82%
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
72.5 (6.08min, 47.6P1 - 201max) fps ∼100% +107%
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
66.7 (7.23min, 41.7P1 - 119.1max) fps ∼92% +91%
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
65.5 (19.9min, 31.3P1 - 157.5max) fps ∼90% +87%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
44.9 (6.7min, 29.4P1 - 67.9max) fps ∼62% +28%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
35 (2.25min, 22.7P1 - 62.8max) fps ∼48%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
23 fps ∼32% -34%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
21.3 (3.35min, 14.5P1 - 35.8max) fps ∼29% -39%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
16.2 (1.824min, 9.62P1 - 96.9max) fps ∼22% -54%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
14.7 (1.712min, 9.43P1 - 88.9max) fps ∼20% -58%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
5.98 (2.96min, 3.57P1 - 85.8max) fps ∼8% -83%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
99 fps ∼100% +94%
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
92.1 (87min - 96max) fps ∼93% +81%
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
90.7 (74min) fps ∼92% +78%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
58 (48min - 63max) fps ∼59% +14%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
55.9 (50min - 61max) fps ∼56% +10%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
55 fps ∼56% +8%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
51 fps ∼52%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
43.5 fps ∼44% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
41 fps ∼41% -20%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
40 fps ∼40% -22%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
24.2 (21min - 27max) fps ∼24% -53%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
52.1 (43min) fps ∼100% +80%
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
49.9 (47min - 52max) fps ∼96% +72%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
49 (46min, 46P1 - 52max) fps ∼94% +69%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
32.7 (26min - 37max) fps ∼63% +13%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
30.7 fps ∼59% +6%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
29 fps ∼56%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
25.8 (23min - 28max) fps ∼50% -11%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
23.8 fps ∼46% -18%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
23 (19min, 22P1 - 25max) fps ∼44% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
18.4 (15min, 17P1 - 23max) fps ∼35% -37%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
11.8 (10min - 13max) fps ∼23% -59%
F1 2021
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
130.1 (115min, 98P1 - 146max) fps ∼100% +139%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
61 (45min - 75max) fps ∼47% +12%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
57.7 (50min, 42P1 - 65max) fps ∼44% +6%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
54.4 (42min, 40P1 - 66max) fps ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
52.2 (43min, 41P1 - 60max) fps ∼40% -4%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
62 (52min, 50P1 - 70max) fps ∼100% +104%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
30.4 (22min, 21P1 - 38max) fps ∼49%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
25 (18min - 30max) fps ∼40% -18%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
24.7 (18min, 16P1 - 28max) fps ∼40% -19%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
21.1 (18min, 17P1 - 23max) fps ∼34% -31%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
160.3 (138.8min) fps ∼100% +43%
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
116.9 (102.9min) fps ∼73% +4%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
115 (99.2min) fps ∼72% +3%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
112 (98.1min) fps ∼70% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
112 (98.1min) fps ∼70% 0%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
112 (101.3min) fps ∼70%
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
108.7 (94.5min) fps ∼68% -3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
72.8 (45.5min) fps ∼45% -35%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
72.3 (62.7min) fps ∼45% -35%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
63.9 (42.5min) fps ∼40% -43%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
50.8 (45.4min) fps ∼32% -55%
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
145 (124.9min) fps ∼100% +36%
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
112.1 (97.4min) fps ∼77% +5%
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
109.3 (89.5min) fps ∼75% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
108 (95min) fps ∼74% +1%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
106.7 (96.4min) fps ∼74%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
106 (93min) fps ∼73% -1%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
104.6 (89.4min) fps ∼72% -2%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
68.3 (45.3min) fps ∼47% -36%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
62.7 (53.2min) fps ∼43% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
62.1 (41.4min) fps ∼43% -42%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
46.5 (40.7min) fps ∼32% -56%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
85 fps ∼100% +93%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
44 fps ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
37 fps ∼44% -16%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
33 fps ∼39% -25%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
80 fps ∼100% +100%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
40 fps ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
35 fps ∼44% -12%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
31 fps ∼39% -22%
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5
1920x1080 High Preset
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
44.5 (22min - 64.2max) fps ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
43 fps ∼97%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
25.4 (11.5min - 33.1max) fps ∼57%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
18 fps ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
16.2 fps ∼36%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
11 (8.4min - 14.1max) fps ∼25%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
44 (16.2min - 44max) fps ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
34 fps ∼77%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
21 (9.3min - 28.9max) fps ∼48%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
14 fps ∼32%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
11.6 fps ∼26%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9 (6.4min - 11.8max) fps ∼20%
1920x1080 Low Preset
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
70.6 (32.2min - 133.5max) fps ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
63 fps ∼89%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
46.1 (16.5min - 84.7max) fps ∼65%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
32 fps ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
27.4 fps ∼39%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
18.4 (13.2min - 25.2max) fps ∼26%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
59 (31.2min - 93.1max) fps ∼100%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
52 fps ∼88%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
37.1 (10.4min - 47.5max) fps ∼63%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
24 fps ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
18.5 fps ∼31%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
14.9 (11min - 20max) fps ∼25%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 Standard Quality
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
74 (29min) fps ∼100% +94%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
73.1 fps ∼99% +91%
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
71 fps ∼96% +86%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
38.4 fps ∼52% +1%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
38.2 fps ∼52%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
33.4 fps ∼45% -13%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
31.6 fps ∼43% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
29.8 fps ∼40% -22%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
18.1 fps ∼24% -53%
1920x1080 High Quality
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
52.7 fps ∼100% +121%
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
52.5 (32min) fps ∼100% +120%
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
50.2 fps ∼95% +110%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
26.7 fps ∼51% +12%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
23.9 fps ∼45%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
21.9 fps ∼42% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
20.7 fps ∼39% -13%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
13.3 fps ∼25% -44%
Farming Simulator 22
1920x1080 High Preset
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
105.3 (9.58min, 15.7P0.1, 21.6P1 - 155max) fps ∼100% +76%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
60 fps ∼57%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
55 fps ∼52% -8%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
48 fps ∼46% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
47 fps ∼45% -22%
1920x1080 Very High Preset
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
90.1 (13min, 17.6P0.1, 49.2P1 - 150.5max) fps ∼100% +115%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
44 fps ∼49% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
43 fps ∼48% +2%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
42 fps ∼47%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
24.2 fps ∼27% -42%
GRID Legends
1920x1080 High Preset
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
98.6 (75min) fps ∼100% +124%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
53.159 fps ∼54% +21%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
44 fps ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
41 fps ∼42% -7%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
72.9 (55min) fps ∼100% +143%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
33.39 fps ∼46% +11%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
30 fps ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
28 fps ∼38% -7%

Gaming-Performance GeForce MX550

low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 165.8 155.6 77.6 35
The Witcher 3 (2015) 159 94 51 29
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 142 126.4 112 106.7
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 80.3 38.2 23.9
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 101.1 81.5 67
Far Cry 5 (2018) 105 49 44 40
Strange Brigade (2018) 156 61 53 38.1
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 31 24 17 7
F1 2021 (2021) 179.9 73 54.4 30.4
Forza Horizon 5 (2021) 119 47 31 12
Farming Simulator 22 (2021) 169 80 60 42
God of War (2022) 36 28 7
GRID Legends (2022) 85 70 44 30
Ghostwire Tokyo (2022) 35.8 35.5 35.1 33.2

Gaming-Performance Intel Arc A350M

low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 134.5 109.3 36.5 14.7
The Witcher 3 (2015) 120 76 41 18.4
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 102.9 83.5 63.9 62.1
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 59.3 29.8 20.7
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 33.9 29.4 25.8
Far Cry 5 (2018) 65 39 37 35
Strange Brigade (2018) 138 59.8 47.4 40.9
F1 2021 (2021) 166.6 63.8 52.2 21.1
Farming Simulator 22 (2021) 121 63 47 43
God of War (2022) 22 18 15 11
GRID Legends (2022) 78 56 41 28
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 (2022) 27.4 18.5 16.2 11.6
Ghostwire Tokyo (2022) 32.2 30.6 29.6 29.2

Power Consumption / Efficiency

The efficiency is obviously very important for mobile devices. We use our consumption data from the game Witcher 3, because the title is not very demanding for the CPU, so it should not have a big impact on the results. We also performed the measurement with an external screen, so the internal display can be eliminated for the consumption measurements.

All the devices with Intel GPUs, including the A350M, the faster A370M, or the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7, are at the bottom of our ranking. The new GeForce MX550 performs better, despite the high TGP setting, but is still beaten by the new AMD Radeon 680M.

Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Efficiency (external Monitor)
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 OLED UM535Q
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
0.621 Points per Watt ∼100% +26%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 5800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
0.585 Points per Watt ∼94% +19%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.575 Points per Watt ∼93% +17%
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7
GeForce MX550, i7-1260P, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPETJ1T24MGE2QDQ
0.4924 Points per Watt ∼79%
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
0.4716 Points per Watt ∼76% -4%
Asus ZenBook 14X OLED UX5400EA-L7154W
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
0.4586 Points per Watt ∼74% -7%
Dell XPS 17 9720
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
0.455 Points per Watt ∼73% -8%
Dell G15 5510
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
0.3808 Points per Watt ∼61% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15
A350M, i7-1260P, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
0.3459 Points per Watt ∼56% -30%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Q539ZD
A370M, i7-12700H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
0.3035 Points per Watt ∼49% -38%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
0.2921 Points per Watt ∼47% -41%

Power consumption with external screen - Witcher 3 Ultra settings

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Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7 i7-1260P, GeForce MX550: Ø58.9 (57.2-68.2)
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 i7-1260P, A350M: Ø53.2 (49.5-57.8)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED R7 6800U, Radeon 680M: Ø40 (38.6-44.9)

Verdict - The gaming performance of the Intel Arc A350M is disappointing

Our test clearly shows that the air is getting thinner for slow dedicated GPUs. The current Radeon 680M of the Ryzen 6000 generation raised the bar for integrated GPUs significantly and there is not really a good reason to invest the additional money and space on the mainboard for a dedicated GPU.

The GeForce MX550 is a small performance upgrade over the old GeForce MX450, because the basic chip design is still identical and 2 GB VRAM is not very generous, either, which is noticeable at higher resolutions and settings. However, the MX550 cannot deliver playable frame rates in these cases anyway. Compact laptops with Intel CPU can still benefit from the GeForce MX550 if you want to play a bit more since the MX550 is noticeably faster than the Iris Xe Graphics G7.

The synthetic benchmarks results of the new Intel Arc A350M are often competitive, but it seems that there has been a big focus on the performance in popular benchmarks. The actual gaming performance of the new Arc A350M even falls behind the integrated Radeon 680M in some cases. Intel definitely has to improve this situation, which is also the case for the efficiency. There might be some improvements along the road via driver updates, but right now, we cannot recommend the Arc A350M.

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Andreas Osthoff, 2022-07-17 (Update: 2022-07-17)