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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 @ 1.52 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 compare 256 @ 1.52 - 1.53 GHz64 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
Date of Announcement20.02.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.geforce.com/hardware/noteboo...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
11.5 pt (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 980     avg: 1180     median: 1218 (7%)     max: 1308 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 881     avg: 1065     median: 1101 (6%)     max: 1169 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 100071     avg: 213047     median: 235421 (37%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 22385     avg: 68911     median: 78819 (11%)     max: 81895 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 8009     avg: 13283     median: 13112.5 (17%)     max: 17955 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 13805     avg: 21406     median: 21517.5 (11%)     max: 23863 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2726     avg: 3188     median: 3235 (10%)     max: 3567 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2939     avg: 3521     median: 3638 (8%)     max: 3885 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 42088     avg: 80269     median: 86686 (12%)     max: 101192 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 3930     avg: 4652     median: 4849.5 (13%)     max: 5302 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 3585     avg: 4396     median: 4623.5 (8%)     max: 4942 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 136     avg: 141     median: 141.2 (15%)     max: 146.4 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2804     avg: 2806     median: 2806 (6%)     max: 2808 points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 37.4     avg: 43.3     median: 41.3 (8%)     max: 49 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 34.7     avg: 49.9     median: 51 (11%)     max: 59.4 Watt
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