NVIDIA GeForce MX330 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 48 GB/s. Again there is a 25 Watt and slower 12 Watt (low power) variant.

In Nvidia drivers 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 MX450

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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 MX450
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce MX300 Series
GeForce MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10002 MHz
GeForce MX350 compare 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 @ 10002 MHz
GeForce MX350 compare 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-A1
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Cores384 - unified896 - unified
Core1531 - 1594 (Boost) MHz1395 - 1575 (Boost) MHz
Memory7000 MHz10002 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5,GDDR6
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology16 nm12 nm
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, GameWorks
Introduced20.02.2020 01.08.2020
Manufacturerhttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/gam...
Max. Memory2048 MB

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
8.4 pt (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1178     avg: 1236     median: 1235.5 (7%)     max: 1293 Points
2288 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1059     avg: 1136     median: 1160 (6%)     max: 1190 Points
1680 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 234893     avg: 243721     median: 243721 (38%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 32370     avg: 49651     median: 49651 (7%)     max: 66932 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 12137     avg: 14691     median: 15382 (20%)     max: 16555 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 15595     avg: 19968     median: 20729 (10%)     max: 23580 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 3308     avg: 3436     median: 3470 (9%)     max: 3530 Points
6833 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 3581     avg: 3727     median: 3762 (8%)     max: 3838 Points
7500 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 21238     avg: 45268     median: 45267.5 (6%)     max: 69297 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4898     avg: 5080     median: 5121.5 (13%)     max: 5180 Points
9505 Points (25%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 4616     avg: 4787     median: 4834 (8%)     max: 4863 Points
8950 Points (15%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
18.1 fps (9%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX330
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
735 Samples/s (8%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1047 Samples/s (4%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
2890 (6%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 45     avg: 49.9     median: 49.9 (10%)     max: 54.8 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 48.3     avg: 73.6     median: 73.6 (15%)     max: 98.8 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 53     avg: 57.6     median: 57.6 (13%)     max: 62.2 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1683 MHz (88%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1403 MHz (71%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX330 → 100% n=6

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX450 → 183% n=6

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

Yakuza Like a Dragon

Yakuza Like a Dragon

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
44.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.4 fps  fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
35.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
12.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8.1 fps  fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
18  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
37.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
9.6  fps
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
26.2 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
12 fps  fps
FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
125 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
79.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
75.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
63.1 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
119 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
48.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
40.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
21.8 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
36.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
16.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15.8 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
85.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8.2 fps  fps
Crysis Remastered

Crysis Remastered

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
61.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
22.8 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
11.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8.9 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
28.4 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
12.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
6.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
3.3 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
27  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
11  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
33.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
14.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.4  fps
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
81  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
39  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
16  fps
Valorant

Valorant

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
147  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
118  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
106  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
94.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
34.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
22.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
35.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
51.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
19  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
58.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
33.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
23.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
21.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
20.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
25.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
21.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
43.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
22.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
19.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
42.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
23.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
14.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.9  fps
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
18.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
14.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
7.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
22  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
11  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
4  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
124  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
72.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
22.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
21.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
45.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
14.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
12.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8.8  fps
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
44.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
9.7  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
59 73 ~ 66 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
17 31 ~ 24 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
16 24 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13 19 ~ 16 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
52.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
16.1  fps
Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
41.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
14.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
12.9  fps
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
58.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
11  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
6.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
50  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
19  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
94.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
29.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
26.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
16.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
45 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
24 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
14 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
34.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
10.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
7.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
67.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
26.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
22.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
19.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
44.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
27.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
20.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
18.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
112  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
30.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
23.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
20.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
59.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
29.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
23.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
18.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
164  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
62.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
37.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
28.3  fps
Hitman 2

Hitman 2

2018
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
37.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
23.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
11  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
40  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
19  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
14  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
62  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
31  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
16  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
42 45 52.4 ~ 46 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
17 17 17.1 ~ 17 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
10 12 ~ 11 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
8 10 ~ 9 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
47.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
19.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
16.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
13.3  fps
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
47 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
23 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
15 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
14 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
33.4 71 74.9 ~ 60 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
47.3 50 56.5 ~ 51 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
35.9 44.1 51.3 ~ 44 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce MX330:
18.1 23.9 ~ 21 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
49.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
21.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
12.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
37.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
18  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
11.2  fps
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
95  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
63.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
33.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
21  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
178  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
59.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
47.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce MX330:
110 fps 116 fps 120.3 fps ~ 115 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce MX330:
104 fps 107 fps 108.6 fps ~ 107 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
53.9 fps 69.6 fps 73.2 fps ~ 66 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
38.2 fps 63.8 fps 65.3 fps ~ 56 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce MX330:
21.9 fps 25.4 fps ~ 24 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce MX330:
63.8 64.7 ~ 64 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce MX330:
34.2 37 ~ 36 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce MX330:
17 fps