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NVIDIA GeForce MX550 pops up in Geekbench: Ampere GA107 part with 2GB of VRAM and 2048 CUDA cores bests the MX450 by 15 percent

The MX550 may deliver over 15 percent better performance compared to the MX450 (Image source: NVIDIA)
The MX550 may deliver over 15 percent better performance compared to the MX450 (Image source: NVIDIA)
According to a report by ITHome, Lenovo and other laptop makers could be prepping entry-level notebooks equipped with the GeForce MX550. The MX550 will reportedly be the first Ampere card with just 2GB of VRAM, and will feature 2048 CUDA cores.

According to a report by ITHome, NVIDIA is currently working on the GeForce MX550, a GA107-based Ampere part that's set to replace the GeForce MX450. The report states that an unidentified NVIDIA graphics card with 2GB of VRAM popped up on GeekBench, equipped in a Lenovo laptop sporting the Alder Lake i7-1260P. The 1260P is a 12-core/16-thread 12th-gen Intel processor that should easily keep up with the entry-level MX550. 

The purported MX550 scored roughly 39000 in Geekbench's OpenCL benchmark, putting it 15 percent ahead of the GeForce MX450, and roughly on par with the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile. The card's GA107 GPU is the same part that powers the GeForce RTX 3050, though TDP, core clocks, and memory bandwidth will likely be substantially more limited. Add to this the fact that the MX550 has only 2GB of VRAM and it raises a rather interesting question: will NVIDIA enable hardware raytracing and DLSS support on such an entry-level device. 

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I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-12-12 (Update: 2021-12-12)