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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).

GeForce MX200 Series

GeForce MX250 384 @ 1.52 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 compare 256 @ 1.52 - 1.53 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 effective = 1502 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB
Shared Memoryno
Memory Bandwidth48.1 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5
Power Consumption10/25 Watt
technology14 nm
FeaturesVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Nvidia Optimus
Date of Announcement20.02.2019
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Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
1.7 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 980     avg: 1186     median: 1220.5 (4%)     max: 1308 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 881     avg: 1070     median: 1103 (3%)     max: 1169 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 100071     avg: 213047     median: 235421 (27%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 22385     avg: 68911     median: 78819 (10%)     max: 81895 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 8009     avg: 13380     median: 13121 (14%)     max: 17955 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 13805     avg: 21491     median: 21545 (6%)     max: 23863 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2726     avg: 3201     median: 3244.5 (6%)     max: 3567 Points