NVIDIA GeForce MX150 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)

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 GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (N17P-G1) for desktops is an entry level gaming graphics card that was announced late 2016. It is based on the GP107 chip using the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 14nm FinFET at Samsung (the bigger Pascal chips are manufactured in 16nm at TSMC). Usually it is equipped with 4 GB GDDR5 memory with a 7 Gbps data rate. The mobile GTX 1050 Ti version should be announced later (beginning of 2017) and feature similar specs.

The performance of the GTX 1050 lies between the Radeon RX 460 and the RX 470 on a similar level of the old GeForce GTX 960 (or 970M). Therefore, the card is most suited for 1080p gaming at high detail settings (but not maximum settings).

See our extensive review of the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for more information on power consumption, benchmarks and noise level.

NVIDIA GeForce MX150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce MX150 384 @ 1468 - 1532 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6008 MHz
GeForce MX130 (compare) 384 @ 1122 - 1242 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
GeForce MX110 (compare) 256 @ 965 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17S-G1N17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascal
384 - 768 -
Core1468 - 1532 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz
Memory6008 MHz7008 MHz
Bus64 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB4096 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm16 nm
FeaturesVulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size
Introduced16.05.2017 25.10.2016
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 929     avg: 1088.8     median: 1124 (8%)     max: 1201 Points
min: 2474     avg: 2568     median: 2568 (19%)     max: 2662 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 830     avg: 985     median: 1045 (7%)     max: 1085 Points
min: 2277     avg: 2308.5     median: 2308 (16%)     max: 2340 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 178723     avg: 212534     median: 223740 (42%)     max: 240298 Points
352876 Points (66%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 30503     avg: 57804.7     median: 46586 (6%)     max: 82527 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 8464     avg: 12772     median: 12943 (21%)     max: 15777 Points
24195 Points (39%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 16227     avg: 19512.3     median: 19132 (10%)     max: 22183 Points
50939 Points (28%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2100     avg: 2999     median: 3104 (12%)     max: 3377 Points
min: 6644     avg: 6782.7     median: 6816 (25%)     max: 6888 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2323     avg: 3310     median: 3488 (9%)     max: 3739 Points
min: 7293     avg: 7491.3     median: 7485 (18%)     max: 7696 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 31036     avg: 66344.3     median: 68607 (9%)     max: 101641 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3028     avg: 4405     median: 4576 (13%)     max: 5219 points
min: 9151     avg: 9480.5     median: 9480 (27%)     max: 9810 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2796     avg: 4191     median: 4494 (9%)     max: 4905 points
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (19%)     max: 9694 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 14     avg: 15.7     median: 15 (9%)     max: 16 fps
40.7 fps (25%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
41.8 fps (16%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 27     avg: 42     median: 41 (17%)     max: 56 fps
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Siemens NX (snx-03) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Showcase (showcase-02) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Medical (medical-02) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Maya (maya-05) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Creo (creo-02) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Catia (catia-05) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 121     avg: 129.5     median: 123 (22%)     max: 148 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 57     avg: 85.5     median: 85 (23%)     max: 112 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 52     avg: 63     median: 61 (15%)     max: 75 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 31     avg: 48.9     median: 50 (19%)     max: 63 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 415     avg: 489.7     median: 437 (8%)     max: 769 Samples/s
1175 Samples/s (22%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 734     avg: 878.8     median: 773 (7%)     max: 1451 Samples/s
2156 Samples/s (20%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 2256     avg: 2544.2     median: 2581 (9%)     max: 2856 Points
5493 Points (20%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 25     avg: 44.5     median: 42 (10%)     max: 66 Watt
164 Watt (39%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 29     avg: 40.5     median: 39 (9%)     max: 53 Watt
155 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 32     avg: 48.6     median: 50 (11%)     max: 67 Watt
99.5 Watt (22%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1290     avg: 1446.8     median: 1438 (75%)     max: 1620 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
min: 813     avg: 1055.7     median: 1177 (68%)     max: 1177 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX150 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 212%

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

high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
43.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
33.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
24  fps
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
141  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
107  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
62  fps
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX150:
41.5  fps
277%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
115  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
18  fps
264%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
47.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
11.5  fps
257%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
8.4  fps
260%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
15  fps
GeForce MX150:
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX150:
40  fps
235%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
94  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
12.8  fps
234%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
9.3  fps
229%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.3  fps
GeForce MX150:
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
164  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
73  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
52.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
37.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
18  fps
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
153  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
51.4  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
31.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.8  fps
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX150:
37  fps
422%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
156 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX150:
18  fps
298%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
53.6 fps