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NVIDIA returns to Pascal with the GeForce MX330 and GeForce MX350

The NVIDIA GeForce MX350, a Pascal throwback. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The NVIDIA GeForce MX350, a Pascal throwback. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA may be moving onto 7 nm GPUs this year, but there is still life in its old 14 nm architecture yet. The GeForce MX330 and MX350 were teased at CES 2020, and now a new driver release has unveiled their hardware IDs.

It has been almost a year since NVIDIA brought its Turing architecture to laptops, but it is still going strong with its predecessor, Pascal. NVIDIA first brought Pascal to laptops nearly three years now with the entry-level GeForce MX150, which it has since superseded with the MX250. The company also introduced the MX110 and MX130 in 2018, the latter of which replaced with the MX230.

The company is not done with Pascal yet though, as the likes of HP demonstrated at CES 2020. Information spotted in a recent driver release has reaffirmed this, with the Device IDs of the GeForce MX330 and MX350 being confirmed too. According to a post on LaptopVideo2Go, the MX330 carries the ID "1D16", with the "1D" outing it as being based on a Pascal GP108 GPU.

Meanwhile, the driver refers to the MX350 as "1C94", meaning that NVIDIA is not basing it on the GP108. Hence, the MX350 is more than a refresh of the MX250, a refresh of the MX150 in itself. "1C" indicates that the MX350 could be either a GP106 or GP107 GPU. However, its "94" suffix follows "1C92", also known as GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, making it more likely to be a GP107 than a GP106. 

Currently, we expect NVIDIA to unveil the MX330 and MX350 on February 20. Both models could well have 10 W and 25 W variants.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-20 (Update: 2020-01-20)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.