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NVIDIA GeForce MX330

NVIDIA GeForce MX330

The Nvidia GeForce MX330 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It was released in February 2020 and is basically a renamed Geforce MX250GeForce MX150 / desktop GeForce GT 1030. It uses the same GP108 chip as the MX250 (GP108-655-A1 e.g.). It offers the same 384 CUDA cores as the MX250 and MX150 and also the clock speeds only increased slightly (+12 MHz Boost = 0.8% for the 25 Watt version). The dedicated GDDR5 graphics memory is connected via a 64 Bit memory bus and clocked at 3500 MHz (7000 MHz effective) leading to maximal bandwidth of 48 GB/s. Again there is a 25 Watt and slower 12 Watt (low power) variant.

In Nvidia drivers drivers the GeForce MX330 appeared with the hardware ID 1D16.

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 16 nm FinFET process 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 won't 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.

The performance of the GeForce MX330 should be identical to the MX150 and MX250 of previous years. See our GeForce MX250 page for gaming benchmarks. Nvidia states on the product page that the MX350 offers 2x of the performance of a Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 in an i7-1065G7 (vs 2.5x of the MX350).  Therefore, very demanding games like Red Dead Redemption 2 will not run smoothly, older and less demanding games like Fifa 20 or Farming Simulator 19 however should run fine in medium settings (see below for our benchmark results with different laptops). The low power version (see below) will be clearly slower however.

There is a low power version N17S-LP with a TGP of 12 Watt (up 2 Watt from 10 Watt of the LP MX250) and a "normal" 25 Watt N17S-G3. The performance of both variants should clearly differ. The low power variant offers relatively slow clock rates of 746 - 936 MHz (base - Turbo), where the 25 Watt G3 variant is clocked at 1531 - 1594 (similar to the MX250 and +70% boost clock versus the LP variant).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce MX300 Series
GeForce MX450 N18S-G5 compare 1024 64 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce MX350 compare 640 @ 1354 - 1468 MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 384 @ 1531 - 1594 MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameN17S-LP / N17S-G3
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed1531 - 1594 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology16 nm
FeaturesVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, GameWorks
Date of Announcement20.02.2020
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/gam...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
9.8 pt (10%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1178     avg: 1236     median: 1235.5 (8%)     max: 1293 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1059     avg: 1136     median: 1160 (8%)     max: 1190 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 234893     avg: 243721     median: 243721 (45%)     max: 252549 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 15382     avg: 15969     median: 15968.5 (24%)     max: 16555 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 20729     avg: 22155     median: 22154.5 (11%)     max: 23580 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 3470     avg: 3500     median: 3500 (12%)     max: 3530 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 3762     avg: 3800     median: 3800 (9%)     max: 3838 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 21238     avg: 45268     median: 45267.5 (6%)     max: 69297 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 4898     avg: 5080     median: 5121.5 (13%)     max: 5180 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 4616     avg: 4787     median: 4834 (9%)     max: 4863 points
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 R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 53     avg: 57.6     median: 57.6 (13%)     max: 62.2 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
94.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
34.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
51.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
58.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
33.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
med. 1920x1080
25.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
8.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
7.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
42.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
18.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
22  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
11  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
124  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
72.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
45.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
14.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.