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NVIDIA GeForce MX450 vs Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

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.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

► remove from comparison Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs

The Intel Xe Graphics G7 (Tiger-Lake U GPU with 96 EUs) is a integrated graphics card in the high end Tiger-Lake U CPUs (15 - 28 Watt). It is using the new Xe architecture (Gen12) and was introduced in September 2020. The GPU clocks with a base clock speed (guaranteed) of 400 MHz in all CPUs and can boost up to 1340 MHz (i7-1185G7). The slowest variant offers only 1100 MHz boost (i5-1130G7, 12 Watt TDP).

The performance depends on the TDP settings of the laptop and the used cooling. First informations show that the chip can be configured at 12 and 28 Watt TDP default (as the Ice Lake-U chips) and the performance should be around a dedicated GeForce MX350 in 3DMark benchmarks. For gaming we are expecting a bit worse performance due to the missing dedicated graphics memory and driver support. Many games e.g. had problems when testing the various laptops (e.g. Horizon Zero Dawn or Cyberpunk 2077 did not start or were crashing - see list below). Less demanding games like the Mass Effect Legendary Edition ran in medium settings fine. Compared to the older Ice Lake Iris Plus G7 GPU, the new Tiger Lake GPU should be approximately twice as fast. Therefore, the iGPU is still only for lowest graphical settings and low resolutions in demanding games.

The Tiger Lake SoCs and therefore the integrated GPU are manufactured in the modern 10nm+ (10nm SuperFin) process (improved 10nm process) at Intel and therefore should offer a very good efficiency.

NVIDIA GeForce MX450Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Gen. 12 / Xe Series
GeForce MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 compare 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Iris Xe G7 96EUs 96 @ 0.4 - 1.35 GHz
Iris Xe G7 80EUs compare 80 @ 0.4 - 1.35 GHz
UHD Graphics 64EUs compare 64 @ 1.4 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs compare 48 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) compare 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs compare 32 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 24EUs compare 32 @ 0.45 - 1.25 GHz
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) compare 16 @ 0.35 - 1.45 GHz
CodenameN17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1Tiger Lake Xe
ArchitectureTuringGen. 11 Ice Lake
Pipelines896 - unified96 - unified
TMUs56
ROPs16
Core Speed1395 - 1575 (Boost) MHz400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed10000 effective = 1250 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5, GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memorynoyes
Memory Bandwidth80 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption25 Watt (12 - 29 Watt TGP)28 Watt
Transistors4.7 Billion
Die Size 200 mm²
technology12 nm10 nm
PCIe4.0
FeaturesVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorksQuickSync
Date of Announcement01.08.2020 15.08.2020
CPU in Iris Xe G7 96EUsGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i9-13900HK14 x 1900 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
Intel Core i9-13900H14 x 1900 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
Intel Core i7-13800H14 x 1800 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
min. - max.400 MHz950 - 1500 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX450
7.5 pt (8%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Iris Xe G7 96EUs
8.3 pt (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1204     avg: 1995     median: 2099 (6%)     max: 2586 Points
min: 789     avg: 1642     median: 1702 (5%)     max: 2133 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1086     avg: 1796     median: 1900 (5%)     max: 2300 Points
min: 707     avg: 1472     median: 1525 (4%)     max: 1871 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 302347     avg: 330908     median: 335125 (39%)     max: 365909 Points
min: 163867     avg: 211360     median: 205750 (24%)     max: 375145 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 29368     avg: 50045     median: 48270.5 (7%)     max: 85281 Points
min: 35612     avg: 64096     median: 54248 (7%)     max: 110032 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 14229     avg: 18957     median: 18399 (20%)     max: 27571 Points
min: 9231     avg: 18440     median: 18313 (20%)     max: 26837 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 25467     avg: 29167     median: 27570 (9%)     max: 33806 Points
min: 13162     avg: 25969     median: 26611.5 (9%)     max: 38040 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 4131     avg: 4649     median: 4306 (8%)     max: 6833 Points
min: 2096     avg: 4352     median: 4489.5 (8%)     max: 5675 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 4336     avg: 4869     median: 4725 (7%)     max: 5753 Points
min: 2286     avg: 4826     median: 5014 (7%)     max: 5955 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 29374     avg: 57100     median: 54872.5 (7%)     max: 88274 Points
min: 35195     avg: 85415     median: 78976.5 (10%)     max: 154040 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
16789 Points (89%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
28890 Points (68%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
min: 11448     avg: 13149     median: 12794.5 (6%)     max: 15557 Points
min: 8379     avg: 11281     median: 11469 (6%)     max: 14527 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 3693     avg: 4040     median: 3830 (4%)     max: 4597 Points
min: 2054     avg: 3464     median: 3702.5 (4%)     max: 4221 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 10094     avg: 14033     median: 13551 (14%)     max: 17552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 20702     avg: 20744     median: 20743.5 (8%)     max: 20785 Points
min: 11724     avg: 17299     median: 17700 (7%)     max: 21795 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 6745     avg: 8101     median: 8068 (12%)     max: 9885 Points
min: 2897     avg: 6603     median: 6835 (10%)     max: 7946 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 6341     avg: 8129     median: 8250 (8%)     max: 9580 Points
min: 2867     avg: 6308     median: 6566 (6%)     max: 7222 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
22831 Points (7%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
min: 16744     avg: 22721     median: 23684.5 (7%)     max: 26658 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
21740 Points (13%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
min: 15393     avg: 20549     median: 21276.5 (12%)     max: 23952 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 23832     avg: 34707     median: 36289.5 (40%)     max: 43430 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark 06
24558 Points (34%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
3DMark 06
min: 17626     avg: 27559     median: 28333 (39%)     max: 32994 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
20.5 fps (7%)
min: 11.5     avg: 14.8     median: 15.2 (5%)     max: 16.4 fps
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%)
23.1 fps (4%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 37.3     avg: 42.3     median: 42.3 (12%)     max: 47.2 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
min: 3.44     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (1%)     max: 3.94 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
min: 17.9     avg: 18.2     median: 18.2 (4%)     max: 18.4 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
min: 11.1     avg: 11.7     median: 11.7 (3%)     max: 12.3 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
min: 39.2     avg: 39.6     median: 39.6 (11%)     max: 39.9 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
min: 0.41     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.43 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
min: 8.37     avg: 9     median: 9 (5%)     max: 9.64 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
min: 37.1     avg: 39.2     median: 39.2 (7%)     max: 41.2 fps
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
min: 38.8     avg: 39.9     median: 39.9 (7%)     max: 40.9 fps
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 11.66     avg: 39.1     median: 49.7 (15%)     max: 55.8 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 5.29     avg: 6.2     median: 6.2 (1%)     max: 7.02 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 17.9     avg: 19.3     median: 18.4 (4%)     max: 21.71 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 8.47     avg: 12     median: 13.1 (5%)     max: 14.5 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 39.3     avg: 41.3     median: 40.4 (5%)     max: 44.2 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 3.64     avg: 4     median: 4 (2%)     max: 4.27 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 3.38     avg: 25.5     median: 34.2 (6%)     max: 38.8 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 52.9     avg: 57.8     median: 59.4 (7%)     max: 61 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 37.94     avg: 39     median: 38.5 (7%)     max: 40.5 fps
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 specvp2020 snx-04 1080p + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 snx-04 1080p
6 fps (1%)
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 medical-03 1080p
6.4 fps (9%)
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 maya-06 1080p
49.8 fps (8%)
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 energy-03 1080p
4 fps (5%)
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 creo-03 1080p
23.6 fps (14%)
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 catia-06 1080p
12.5 fps (11%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p
13.4 fps (6%)
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
min: 4.1     avg: 9.1     median: 9.1 (3%)     max: 14 fps
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
min: 6.21     avg: 6.5     median: 6.5 (1%)     max: 6.69 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
min: 2.57     avg: 4.3     median: 4.3 (7%)     max: 6.02 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
min: 24     avg: 40     median: 40 (8%)     max: 55.9 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
min: 3.02     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (2%)     max: 3.64 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
min: 15.3     avg: 19.7     median: 19.7 (11%)     max: 24.1 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
min: 8.2     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (8%)     max: 12.2 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
min: 9.67     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (5%)     max: 14.1 fps
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 13620     avg: 16194     median: 15614 (11%)     max: 20923 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 9.11     avg: 67.6     median: 68.4 (25%)     max: 97.67 fps