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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 MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 compare 256 @ 1519 - 1531 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
Date of Announcement20.02.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.geforce.com/hardware/noteboo...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
12.7 pt (13%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 980     avg: 1186     median: 1220.5 (26%)     max: 1308 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 881     avg: 1072     median: 1103 (25%)     max: 1169 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 100071     avg: 208874     median: 232911 (53%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 22385     avg: 68911     median: 78819 (22%)     max: 81895 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 8009     avg: 13293     median: 13121 (33%)     max: 17955 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 19117     avg: 21847     median: 21678 (25%)     max: 23863 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2737     avg: 3196     median: 3232 (27%)     max: 3567 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2939     avg: 3539     median: 3660 (26%)     max: 3885 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 42088     avg: 80269     median: 86686 (12%)     max: 101192 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3942     avg: 4689     median: 4854 (28%)     max: 5302 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3593     avg: 4435     median: 4640.5 (24%)     max: 4942 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
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     median: 141.2 (35%)     max: 146.4 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 60     avg: 79.9     median: 79.9 (29%)     max: 99.7 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 66     avg: 69.5     median: 69.5 (32%)     max: 73 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 57     avg: 63.5     median: 63.5 (41%)     max: 69.9 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 505     avg: 629     median: 629 (6%)     max: 753 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 895     avg: 1173     median: 1172.5 (11%)     max: 1450 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 2804     avg: 2806     median: 2806 (29%)     max: 2808 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 41.3     avg: 46     median: 47.6 (14%)     max: 49 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 45.2     avg: 46.6     median: 46.6 (13%)     max: 48 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 35.6     avg: 52     median: 53.5 (25%)     max: 59.4 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1506     avg: 1613     median: 1631 (93%)     max: 1683 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
min: 549     avg: 1141     median: 1303 (76%)     max: 1571 MHz
- 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

2020
low 1280x720
29  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Death Stranding

Death Stranding

2020
low 1280x720
34.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
80  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
38  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080