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NVIDIA GeForce MX330 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX350 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX450

NVIDIA GeForce MX330

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The Nvidia GeForce MX330 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It was released in February 2020 and is basically a renamed Geforce MX250GeForce MX150 / desktop GeForce GT 1030. It uses the same GP108 chip as the MX250 (GP108-655-A1 e.g.). It offers the same 384 CUDA cores as the MX250 and MX150 and also the clock speeds only increased slightly (+12 MHz Boost = 0.8% for the 25 Watt version). The dedicated GDDR5 graphics memory is connected via a 64 Bit memory bus and clocked at 3500 MHz (7000 MHz effective) leading to maximal bandwidth of 56 GB/s. Again there is a 25 Watt and slower 12 Watt (low power) variant.

In Nvidia drivers the GeForce MX330 appeared with the hardware ID 1D16.

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 16 nm FinFET process 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 won't 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 of the GeForce MX330 should be identical to the MX150 and MX250 of previous years. See our GeForce MX250 page for gaming benchmarks. Nvidia states on the product page that the MX330 offers 2x of the performance of a Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 in an i7-1065G7 (vs 2.5x of the MX350).  Therefore, very demanding games like Red Dead Redemption 2 will not run smoothly, older and less demanding games like Fifa 20 or Farming Simulator 19 however should run fine in medium settings (see below for our benchmark results with different laptops). The low power version (see below) will be clearly slower however.

There is a low power version N17S-LP with a TGP of 12 Watt (up 2 Watt from 10 Watt of the LP MX250) and a "normal" 25 Watt N17S-G3. The performance of both variants should clearly differ. The low power variant offers relatively slow clock rates of 746 - 936 MHz (base - Turbo), where the 25 Watt G3 variant is clocked at 1531 - 1594 (similar to the MX250 and +70% boost clock versus the LP variant).

NVIDIA GeForce MX350

► remove from comparison NVIDIA GeForce MX350

The Nvidia GeForce MX350 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It was released in February 2020 and is based on the same GP107 Pascal chip with 640 shaders as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 for laptops. The memory bus is cut in half to 64 bit (GDDR5).

First benchmarks however show a bit slower performance as the GTX 1050 and on par with a GTX 960M. Nvidia states on the product page that the MX350 offers 2.5x of the performance of a Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 in an i7-1065G7 (vs 2x for the MX330). Therefore, demanding games of 2019 like The Division 2, Metro Exodus or Rage 2 will only run in lowest detail settings acceptable. Less demanding games like Fifa 20 should run fine in high settings and even 1080p. However, this is always also depending on the used processor and main memory. See below for detailed gaming benchmarks.

The GP107-670-A1 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) as well as improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

In new Nvidia drivers drivers the GeForce MX350 appeared with the hardware ID 1C94.

The power consumption in our tests was lower than the average GTX 1050 (even Max-Q) and similar to the older MX graphics cards (as the TGP of 25 Watt suggests). Therefore, the GPU is suited for thin and light laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce MX450

► remove from comparison NVIDIA GeForce MX450

The Nvidia GeForce MX450 (N18S-G5, N18S-G5-B, N18S-LP codename) is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It uses the same TU117 chip as the GeForce GTX 1650 but with a reduced memory bus of 64 Bit. Furthermore, the MX450 is the first mobile GPU with PCIe Gen 4 x4 support. 

Currently four different versions are available with different specifications and performance:

N18S-G5-B: GBD-128 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 28.5 W
N18S-G5: GB2E-64 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 25 W
N18S-G5: GB2E-64 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR5 3501 MHz, 25 W
N18S-LP: GB2E-64 Package, 720 - 930 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 12 W

Especially the LP = Low Power variant is significantly slower than the typical 25 Watt variant.

The 25 Watt GDDR6 N18S-G5 should be up to 20% faster than a GeForce GTX 1050 but of course below a GTX 1650 (Max-Q). Therefore, demanding games like Horizon Zero Dawn should run lowest settings. Less demanding games like F1 2020 can be played in medium to high settings and full HD.

The TU117 chip is manufactured in 12nm at TSMC and thanks to the relatively low power consumption (TGP specified between 12 and 28.5 W) the dGPU is also suited for thin and light laptops. Mostly it is intended as an additional graphics card for Tiger Lake-U based laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce MX330NVIDIA GeForce MX350NVIDIA GeForce MX450
GeForce MX300 Series
GeForce MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameN17S-LP / N17S-G3N17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1N17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1
ArchitecturePascalPascalTuring
Pipelines384 - unified640 - unified896 - unified
TMUs324056
ROPs161616
Core Speed1531 - 1594 (Boost) MHz1354 - 1468 (Boost) MHz1395 - 1575 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 effective = 1752 MHz7000 effective = 1752 MHz10000 effective = 1250 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit64 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5,GDDR6
Shared Memorynonono
Memory Bandwidth56.1 GB/s56.1 GB/s80 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption25 Watt (12 - 25 Watt TGP)25 Watt25 Watt (12 - 29 Watt TGP)
technology14 nm14 nm12 nm
PCIe3.03.04.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4
FeaturesVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, GameWorksVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorksVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorks
Date of Announcement20.02.2020 20.02.2020 01.08.2020
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/gam...https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/gam...
Transistors3.3 Billion4.7 Billion
Die Size 132 mm² 200 mm²
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX330
6.9 pt (7%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX350
9.9 pt (11%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX450
9.6 pt (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1178     avg: 1236     median: 1235.5 (6%)     max: 1293 Points
min: 1219     avg: 1459     median: 1485 (8%)     max: 1752 Points
min: 1204     avg: 1986     median: 2095 (11%)     max: 2586 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1059     avg: 1136     median: 1160 (5%)     max: 1190 Points
min: 1123     avg: 1318     median: 1333 (6%)     max: 1595 Points
min: 1086     avg: 1789     median: 1896 (9%)     max: 2300 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 234893     avg: 243721     median: 243721 (32%)     max: 252549 Points
min: 77510     avg: 229394     median: 285166 (38%)     max: 306423 Points
min: 302347     avg: 330908     median: 335125 (45%)     max: 365909 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 32370     avg: 49651     median: 49651 (7%)     max: 66932 Points
min: 67621     avg: 77658     median: 79699 (11%)     max: 85655 Points
min: 29368     avg: 50045     median: 48270.5 (7%)     max: 85281 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 12137     avg: 14691     median: 15382 (19%)     max: 16555 Points
min: 11700     avg: 15262     median: 15783 (19%)     max: 17289 Points
min: 14229     avg: 18797     median: 18305.5 (22%)     max: 27571 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 15595     avg: 19968     median: 20729 (8%)     max: 23580 Points
min: 23194     avg: 24701     median: 24733.5 (10%)     max: 26239 Points
min: 25467     avg: 29049     median: 27558 (11%)     max: 33806 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 3308     avg: 3436     median: 3470 (9%)     max: 3530 Points
min: 3615     avg: 3958     median: 3985 (10%)     max: 4088 Points
min: 4131     avg: 4652     median: 4304 (11%)     max: 6833 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 3581     avg: 3727     median: 3762 (7%)     max: 3838 Points
min: 3999     avg: 4369     median: 4371 (8%)     max: 4536 Points
min: 4336     avg: 4872     median: 4707 (9%)     max: 5753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 21238     avg: 45268     median: 45267.5 (6%)     max: 69297 Points
min: 80101     avg: 88743     median: 87118 (12%)     max: 97898 Points
min: 29374     avg: 57100     median: 54872.5 (7%)     max: 88274 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
12842 Points (15%)
min: 13630     avg: 13846     median: 13845.5 (17%)     max: 14061 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
15787 Points (9%)
min: 17617     avg: 17916     median: 17916 (10%)     max: 18215 Points
min: 20702     avg: 20744     median: 20743.5 (12%)     max: 20785 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4898     avg: 5080     median: 5121.5 (10%)     max: 5180 Points
min: 5099     avg: 6287     median: 6369 (13%)     max: 6645 Points
min: 6745     avg: 8126     median: 8148 (16%)     max: 9885 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 4616     avg: 4787     median: 4834 (7%)     max: 4863 Points
min: 5191     avg: 6108     median: 6158.5 (9%)     max: 6448 Points
min: 6341     avg: 8174     median: 8296 (12%)     max: 9580 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
22831 Points (19%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
21740 Points (17%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
3DMark 06
23907 Points (36%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
18.1 fps (8%)
19.6 fps (9%)
20.5 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
57.2 fps (19%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
53.9 fps (24%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
86.1 fps (16%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
26.5 fps (11%)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
29.6 fps (13%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
3.4 fps (1%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
4.1 fps (1%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
16.5 fps (6%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
19 fps (7%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
10.5 fps (6%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
13.3 fps (8%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
27.1 fps (10%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
25.3 fps (9%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.5 fps (1%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
0.6 fps (1%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
12.2 fps (6%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
15.3 fps (8%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
17.7 fps (6%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
20.7 fps (7%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
27.1 fps (7%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
28.9 fps (8%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
37.3 fps (17%)
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
41.4 fps (19%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
6.1 fps (1%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
7.3 fps (1%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
16.5 fps (6%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
18.9 fps (7%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
10.9 fps (6%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
14.7 fps (8%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
47.5 fps (8%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
47.9 fps (8%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
0.5 fps (0%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
0.5 fps (0%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
26.4 fps (7%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
34.4 fps (9%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
25.8 fps (6%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
29.5 fps (6%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
26.8 fps (7%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
28.6 fps (8%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
6839 Points (29%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 93.4     avg: 98.2     median: 98.2 (26%)     max: 103 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
min: 97.5     avg: 115.1     median: 109.5 (29%)     max: 140 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
min: 98.1     avg: 129.3     median: 131.5 (35%)     max: 150 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX350
99.6 % (100%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
99.6 % (100%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
194.8 fps (6%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
411 fps (3%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
133.9 fps (37%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
209 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
75.1 fps (48%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
44.4 fps (14%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
112.8 fps (55%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
118.3 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
96.7 fps (3%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
104.3 fps (0%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
235 fps (20%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
735 Samples/s (3%)
458 Samples/s (2%)
492 Samples/s (2%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1047 Samples/s (2%)
1582 Samples/s (3%)
986 Samples/s (2%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
2890 Points (6%)
3661 Points (7%)
4104 Points (8%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 45     avg: 49.9     median: 49.9 (8%)     max: 54.8 Watt
min: 33.9     avg: 49.4     median: 49.9 (8%)     max: 58.6 Watt
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min: 30.9     avg: 56.2     median: 62.7 (10%)     max: 68.8 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 48.3     avg: 73.6     median: 73.6 (10%)     max: 98.8 Watt
min: 45     avg: 49.2     median: 50.1 (7%)     max: 51.5 Watt
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min: 36.4     avg: 55.3     median: 53.9 (8%)     max: 69.7 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 53     avg: 57.6     median: 57.6 (13%)     max: 62.2 Watt
min: 46     avg: 52.8     median: 52.7 (12%)     max: 59 Watt
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min: 39.2     avg: 56.9     median: 56.3 (12%)     max: 73.5 Watt