NVIDIA GeForce MX150 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce MX130

NVIDIA GeForce MX150

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The Nvidia GeForce MX150 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops based on the GP108 chip with the Pascal architecture. It was announced mid 2017 and is the mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. It offers the same 384 shader cores and 64 Bit memory bus manufactured in 14 nm. The clock rates and performance however are a bit higher than the desktop GT 1030. Officially it is the successor to the older Maxwell based GeForce 940MX.

Currently there are two variants of the MX150, a "normal" N17S-G1-A1 with 1468 - 1531 MHz and 25 Watt TDP and a power efficient variant named N17S-LG-A1 with 936 - 1037 MHz (-32%) and 10 Watt TDP (-60%) for thin and light laptops.

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung (LPP) and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). 4K HDR with Netflix however wont run due to the minimum 3 GB graphics memory that is required. Compared to the bigger Pascal chips, the small GP108 does not support Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) for VR and G-Sync. A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

The performance however is higher than the old GeForce GTX 950M with GDDR5 memory. Still modern and demanding games only run in low settings and resolutions fluently. E.g. Assassin's Creed Origins was only playable in lowest settings and 1280x720 pixels. Less demanding games like Call of Duty WW2 also ran in medium settings and Full HD fluently. See below for more and detailed gaming benchmarks.

The power efficient N17S-LG-A1 ULV variant is clearly slower than the normal one (due to the 32% lower boost clock).

The power consumption (25 Watt TDP of the chip alone) however lies on a level of the old 940MX (23 Watt). The older 950M and the new GTX 1050 are rated much higher with 40 Watt TDP. The GeForce MX150 also uses a small 23 x 23 mm package due to the small chip size.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 (sometime GTX 1030 called) is an entry level dedicated graphics card for desktops. It is based on the GP108 chip using the Pascal architecture in 14nm FinFET. It features three streaming multiprocessors (SMs) and therefore 384 shader cores, 24 texture units and 16 ROPs. The 2 GB GDDR5 memory are connected with two 32 Bit memory controller (48 GBit/s). The shaders are identical to other Pascal cards like the GTX 1050 and therefore also the support for DirectX 12 FL 12_1.

The performance is slightly below the Radeon RX 550 from AMD and therefore only suited for low to medium detail settings of modern games like Battlefield 1.

The TDP of the GT1030 is specified as 30 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce MX130

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The Nvidia GeForce MX130 is a mid-range laptop graphics card with DirectX 12 support (FL 11_0) based on the older Maxwell architecture. It is a renamed GeForce 940MX and was announced in late 2017. It can be equipped with fast GDDR5 or slower DDR3 graphics memory.

The performance should be identical to the corresponding 940MX version (see our extensive benchmarks) and therefore positioned below the GeForce MX150. Demanding games like Ark Survival Evolved or PUBG may not run fluently even in the lowest detail settings. Less demanding games like Fifa 18 (with a powerful CPU) or Overwatch are also playable in medium settings.

The TDP of the card should be rated at about 15 to 30 Watt (depending on the version, clock speeds and memory). Therefore, the GPU is best suited for laptops from 13-inch and up.

NVIDIA GeForce MX150NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce MX130
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce MX100 Series
GeForce MX150 384 @ 1468 - 1532 MHz64 Bit @ 6008 MHz
GeForce MX130 384 @ 1122 - 1242 MHz64 Bit
GeForce MX110 256 @ 965 - 993 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce MX150 384 @ 1468 - 1532 MHz64 Bit @ 6008 MHz
GeForce MX130 384 @ 1122 - 1242 MHz64 Bit
GeForce MX110 256 @ 965 - 993 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN17S-G1N17P-G1N16S-GTR
ArchitecturePascalPascalMaxwell
Cores384 - unified384 - unified384 - unified
Core1468 - 1532 (Boost) MHz1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz1122 - 1242 (Boost) MHz
Memory6008 MHz6000 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5, DDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Technology14 nm14 nm28 nm
FeaturesVulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorGPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce Experience, GameWorks
Introduced16.05.2017 16.05.2017 01.01.2018
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-...https://www.geforce.com/hardware/noteboo...
Transistors1870 Million
Size1/3

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
10.4 pt (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 929     avg: 1101     median: 1132.5 (6%)     max: 1280 Points
min: 1250     avg: 1253     median: 1252.5 (7%)     max: 1255 Points
min: 706     avg: 733     median: 724.5 (4%)     max: 776 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 830     avg: 995     median: 1046 (6%)     max: 1147 Points
min: 1088     avg: 1091     median: 1090.5 (6%)     max: 1093 Points
min: 623     avg: 650     median: 644.5 (3%)     max: 686 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 178723     avg: 212534     median: 223740 (41%)     max: 240298 Points
min: 185323     avg: 198178     median: 198178 (36%)     max: 211032 Points
min: 99250     avg: 148441     median: 170596 (31%)     max: 175476 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 30503     avg: 57805     median: 46586.5 (6%)     max: 82527 Points
min: 100969     avg: 107558     median: 107558 (15%)     max: 114146 Points
44243 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 8464     avg: 12772     median: 12943 (19%)     max: 15777 Points
min: 18137     avg: 18891     median: 18891 (28%)     max: 19645 Points
min: 8662     avg: 10815     median: 10635 (16%)     max: 13252 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 16227     avg: 19512     median: 19132 (10%)     max: 22183 Points
min: 21967     avg: 22069     median: 22069 (11%)     max: 22171 Points
min: 12166     avg: 13617     median: 13610 (7%)     max: 14880 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2100     avg: 2999     median: 3104 (10%)     max: 3377 Points
min: 3326     avg: 3383     median: 3383 (11%)     max: 3440 Points
min: 1991     avg: 2201     median: 2203 (7%)     max: 2308 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2323     avg: 3310     median: 3488 (8%)     max: 3739 Points
min: 3585     avg: 3658     median: 3658 (8%)     max: 3731 Points
min: 2149     avg: 2350     median: 2345 (5%)     max: 2495 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 31036     avg: 66344     median: 68607 (9%)     max: 101641 Points
min: 146157     avg: 159260     median: 159260 (21%)     max: 172363 Points
min: 44092     avg: 48619     median: 48619 (6%)     max: 53146 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 3028     avg: 4405     median: 4576 (12%)     max: 5219 Points
min: 5208     avg: 5233     median: 5232.5 (14%)     max: 5257 Points
min: 28     avg: 2944     median: 3112 (8%)     max: 3449 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2796     avg: 4191     median: 4494 (8%)     max: 4905 Points
min: 4751     avg: 4754     median: 4754 (8%)     max: 4757 Points
min: 2476     avg: 2872     median: 2875 (5%)     max: 3203 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
34443 Points (36%)
34443 Points (36%)
34443 Points (36%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 14.6     avg: 15.7     median: 15.7 (9%)     max: 16.8 fps
17.4 fps (9%)
11.3 fps (6%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
41.8 fps (14%)
41.8 fps (14%)
27.9 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 27     avg: 42     median: 42 (8%)     max: 56.9 fps
min: 27     avg: 42     median: 42 (8%)     max: 56.9 fps
35 fps (7%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX130
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 121.48     avg: 129     median: 123.9 (20%)     max: 148.7 fps
min: 121.48     avg: 129.5     median: 123.9 (20%)     max: 148.7 fps
min: 81.9     avg: 91.2     median: 95.6 (15%)     max: 96 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 57.87     avg: 85.5     median: 85.7 (23%)     max: 112.7 fps
min: 57.87     avg: 85.5     median: 85.7 (23%)     max: 112.7 fps
min: 59.1     avg: 64.1     median: 59.5 (16%)     max: 73.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 52.9     avg: 63     median: 61.8 (14%)     max: 75.4 fps
min: 52.9     avg: 63     median: 61.8 (14%)     max: 75.4 fps
min: 48.5     avg: 49.9     median: 50.3 (12%)     max: 50.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 31.75     avg: 48.9     median: 50.4 (19%)     max: 63.1 fps
min: 31.75     avg: 48.9     median: 50.4 (19%)     max: 63.1 fps
min: 40     avg: 41.9     median: 40.9 (15%)     max: 44.9 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
140 fps (12%)
140 fps (12%)
140 fps (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 415     avg: 490     median: 437.5 (4%)     max: 769 Samples/s
min: 528     avg: 532     median: 531.5 (5%)     max: 535 Samples/s
min: 364     avg: 389     median: 389 (4%)     max: 414 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 734     avg: 879     median: 773.5 (5%)     max: 1451 Samples/s
min: 924     avg: 930     median: 929.5 (6%)     max: 935 Samples/s
min: 676     avg: 701     median: 700.5 (5%)     max: 725 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2256     avg: 2544     median: 2581 (6%)     max: 2856
min: 2898     avg: 2926     median: 2925.5 (7%)     max: 2953
min: 1920     avg: 1958     median: 1976 (4%)     max: 1979
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 25.9     avg: 44.5     median: 42.6 (10%)     max: 66.8 Watt
151 Watt (34%)
46.6 Watt (11%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 29.5     avg: 40.5     median: 39.4 (8%)     max: 53.1 Watt
140 Watt (30%)
38.1 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 32.8     avg: 48.6     median: 50.6 (11%)     max: 67.6 Watt
min: 32.8     avg: 48.6     median: 50.6 (11%)     max: 67.6 Watt
min: 34     avg: 41.5     median: 42 (9%)     max: 50.6 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1290     avg: 1447     median: 1438.5 (75%)     max: 1620 MHz
min: 1290     avg: 1446.8     median: 1438.5 (75%)     max: 1620 MHz
1150 MHz (60%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 813     avg: 1056     median: 1177 (68%)     max: 1177 MHz
min: 813     avg: 1055.7     median: 1177 (68%)     max: 1177 MHz
1084 MHz (62%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX150 → 100% n=51

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) → 112% n=51

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX130 → 87% n=51

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
143 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
92.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
84.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
56.1 fps  fps
117%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
65.9 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
48 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
24 fps  fps
Star Wars Squadrons

Star Wars Squadrons

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX150:
103 fps  fps
123%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
126.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
47.4 fps  fps
109%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
51.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
37.7 fps  fps
113%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
42.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
21.7 fps  fps
Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Definitive Edition

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX150:
36.8 fps  fps
108%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
39.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
16.1 fps