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