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NVIDIA GeForce MX250

NVIDIA GeForce MX250

The Nvidia GeForce MX250 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It is based on the same Pascal GP108 chip as the predecessor, the GeForce MX150 / desktop GeForce GT 1030 but features increased clock speeds. As with the MX150, the MX250 is available in two versions, the normal 25 Watt version (1D13 device ID) and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP (1D25 device ID) and reduced performance (The MX150 with 10W had a 32% lower clock speed). The GDDR5 memory interface now also supports speeds up to 3.5 GHz = 7 GHz effective (up from 3 GHz).

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.

Thanks to the increased core speeds (up to +3% in Boost for the 25 Watt version, and faster memory speeds), the new MX250 should be slightly faster than the older MX150. First benchmarks indicate a 5% increase. Still modern should only run fluent in low settings (see the page of the MX150 for games and benchmarks).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce MX200 Series
GeForce MX250 384 @ 1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 (compare) 256 @ 1519 - 1531 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameN17S-G2
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement20.02.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.geforce.com/hardware/noteboo...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1159     avg: 1211.3     median: 1218.5 (9%)     max: 1249 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1050     avg: 1101     median: 1110 (8%)     max: 1134 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 100071     avg: 196850     median: 237931 (45%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 8009     avg: 12493.3     median: 13164 (22%)     max: 14136 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 20283     avg: 22132.7     median: 22232 (12%)     max: 23748 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2762     avg: 3205.3     median: 3210 (12%)     max: 3469 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2977     avg: 3594.7     median: 3664 (9%)     max: 3863 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3942     avg: 4694.1     median: 4769 (15%)     max: 4994 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3145     avg: 4284.9     median: 4633 (9%)     max: 4761 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
56769 Points (30%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
43.6 fps (16%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 136     avg: 141.2     median: 141.2 (26%)     max: 146.4 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 60     avg: 79.9     median: 79.9 (22%)     max: 99.7 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 66     avg: 69.5     median: 69.5 (18%)     max: 73 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 57     avg: 63.5     median: 63.5 (37%)     max: 69.9 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 505     avg: 629     median: 629 (12%)     max: 753 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 895     avg: 1172.5     median: 1172.5 (11%)     max: 1450 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 2804     avg: 2806     median: 2806 (10%)     max: 2808 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
41.3 Watt (10%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 50     avg: 53.4     median: 54.4 (12%)     max: 55.8 Watt
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

The Division 2

The Division 2

2019
low 1280x720
46  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0

2019
low 1280x720
89.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
29.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.