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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: 1000     avg: 1166.7     median: 1197 (9%)     max: 1249 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 899     avg: 1059.1     median: 1090 (7%)     max: 1134 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 100071     avg: 197420     median: 204120 (38%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 61259     avg: 74914.8     median: 78252 (11%)     max: 81895 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 8009     avg: 12569.7     median: 13083 (21%)     max: 14231 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 20283     avg: 21984.4     median: 21678 (12%)     max: 23748 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2762     avg: 3161.2     median: 3210 (12%)     max: 3469 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2977     avg: 3536.1     median: 3664 (9%)     max: 3863 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 65239     avg: 87841.2     median: 92467 (12%)     max: 101192 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3942     avg: 4628.4     median: 4769 (14%)     max: 4994 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3593     avg: 4415.4     median: 4633 (9%)     max: 4942 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%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 +
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) +
Siemens NX (snx-03) +
Showcase (showcase-02) +
Medical (medical-02) +
Maya (maya-05) +
Energy (energy-02) +
Creo (creo-02) +
Catia (catia-05) +
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) +
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 (26%)     max: 146 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 60     avg: 79.9     median: 79 (22%)     max: 99 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
33.3 fps (30%)