Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs vs NVIDIA GeForce MX350 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX450
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs► remove from comparison
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 MX350► remove from comparison
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
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||NVIDIA GeForce MX350||NVIDIA GeForce MX450|
|GeForce MX300 Series|
|Codename||Tiger Lake Xe||N17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1||N17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1|
|Architecture||Gen. 11 Ice Lake||Pascal||Turing|
|Pipelines||96 - unified||640 - unified||896 - unified|
|Core Speed||400 - 1350 (Boost) MHz||1354 - 1468 (Boost) MHz||1395 - 1575 (Boost) MHz|
|API||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6|
|Power Consumption||28 Watt||25 Watt||25 Watt (12 - 29 Watt TGP)|
|technology||10 nm||14 nm||12 nm|
|Features||QuickSync||Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorks||Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorks|
|Date of Announcement||15.08.2020||20.02.2020||01.08.2020|
|Memory Speed||7000 effective = 1752 MHz||10000 effective = 1250 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||64 Bit||64 Bit|
|Memory Type||GDDR5||GDDR5, GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||56.1 GB/s||80 GB/s|
|Transistors||3.3 Billion||4.7 Billion|
|Die Size||132 mm²||200 mm²|
|Displays||HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/gam...|
|Max. Amount of Memory||2048 MB|