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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 MX330 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 compare 896 @ 1395 - 1575 MHz64 Bit @ 10002 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 pt (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4898     avg: 5080     median: 5121.5 (13%)     max: 5180 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 4616     avg: 4787     median: 4834 (8%)     max: 4863 Points
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 R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 45     avg: 49.9     median: 49.9 (11%)     max: 54.8 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.

FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
125 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
79.5 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
75.1 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
63.1 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Star Wars Squadrons

Star Wars Squadrons

2020
low 1280x720
119 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
48.6 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
40.9 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.8 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Definitive Edition

2020
low 1280x720
36.7 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16.5 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15.8 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4

2020
low 1280x720
85.7 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.2 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
28.4 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12.1 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.9 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.3 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

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