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Nvidia GeForce MX330 and MX350 in review: Known architecture - New name

Turning old into new! Nvidia is retiring the GeForce MX230 and MX250, replacing them with slightly faster models. We've taken a closer look at the two new entry-level GPUs, and in this review, you'll learn about their expected performance.
Sebastian Bade, 👁 Klaus Hinum, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
Nvidia GeForce MX350
Nvidia GeForce MX350
Nvidia GeForce MX330
Nvidia GeForce MX330

In order to show you the performance of the two new entry-level GPUs, MSI has supplied us with two laptops: The test devices are both MSI Prestige 14 units; a model that we already reviewed with a more powerful graphics card. For more information about this laptop, please refer to the existing review.

Basically, both MX300 devices are assembled in the same way. However, there are differences with the CPU used. With the slightly slower Nvidia GeForce MX330, an Intel Core i7-10510U is used, although the Nvidia GeForce MX350 is powered along with an Intel Core i7-10710U. Both GPUs are new and yet old acquaintances in the laptop sector. For example, the Nvidia GeForce MX330 is based on the Nvidia GeForce MX250, and the Nvidia GeForce MX350 is based on an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile. Nevertheless, the memory interface was reduced by 50% with the Nvidia GeForce MX350 - to 64 bits henceforth. Conversely, this recycling also means that the old Pascal architecture with 14 nm is still in use. In terms of pure performance, therefore, not too much should be expected, even if the Nvidia GeForce MX330 has a slightly higher clock rate than the Nvidia GeForce MX250. With the Nvidia GeForce MX350, performance is significantly behind the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile due to the reduced memory interface. At the same time, the GeForce MX350 also has to get by with 25 watts and is therefore much more energy-efficient than a GeForce GTX 1050.

The Nvidia family in overview

Specifications MX150 MX230 MX330 MX250 MX350 GTX 1050 Mobile
Chip GP108 GP108 GP108 GP108 GP107 GP107
Manufactured 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm
Shader 384 256 384 384 640 640
Texture Units 24 16 24 24 32 40
GPU Base Clock 1.227 MHz 1.519 MHz 1.531 MHz 1.519 MHz 1.354 MHz 1.354 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1.468 MHz 1.582 MHz 1.594 MHz 1.582 MHz 1.468 MHz 1.493 MHz
Memory Bus 64 Bit 64 Bit 64 Bit 64 Bit 64 Bit 128 Bit
Memory Bandwidth 48.06 GB/s 48.06 GB/s 48.06 GB/s 48.06 GB/s 56.06 GB/s 112.1 GB/s
Memory Size 2 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5
Power (Watt) 25 W 25 W 25 W 25 W 25 W 75 W

Synthetic benchmarks

The synthetic benchmarks clearly show the trend of the new models. Both new models are consistently superior to their direct predecessors, which was also to be expected. The GeForce MX330 now offers the power of a GeForce MX250, slightly improving performance on the lower-cost devices. Nevertheless, the GeForce MX350 now offers slightly more performance than a GeForce MX250. However, the distance to the almost identically built GeForce GTX 1050 (laptop) is very clear. This is due to the smaller memory interface as well as the lower TPD.

3DMark 11 / Performance GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8223 Points ∼100% +34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (6744 - 8903, n=41)
7668 Points ∼93% +25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (6874 - 7385, n=4)
7142 Points ∼87% +16%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
6135 Points ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Modern 15 A10RB, Intel Core i7-10510U
4905 Points ∼60% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
4829 Points ∼59% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Prestige PS42 8RB-059, Intel Core i7-8550U
4686 Points ∼57% -24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3585 - 4942, n=28)
4396 Points ∼53% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE, Intel Core i5-8265U
3547 Points ∼43% -42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (3180 - 3582, n=6)
3392 Points ∼41% -45%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1983 Points ∼24% -68%
3DMark / Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
6382 Points ∼100% +47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (4935 - 6651, n=42)
6024 Points ∼94% +39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (5616 - 5792, n=4)
5677 Points ∼89% +31%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
4340 Points ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Modern 15 A10RB, Intel Core i7-10510U
3868 Points ∼61% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
3838 Points ∼60% -12%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Prestige PS42 8RB-059, Intel Core i7-8550U
3712 Points ∼58% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (2939 - 3885, n=28)
3521 Points ∼55% -19%
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE, Intel Core i5-8265U
2755 Points ∼43% -37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (2168 - 2755, n=6)
2479 Points ∼39% -43%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1418 Points ∼22% -67%
3DMark / Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
39824 Points ∼100% +61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (14979 - 40201, n=40)
36212 Points ∼91% +46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (27059 - 36630, n=4)
33618 Points ∼84% +36%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
24723 Points ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Modern 15 A10RB, Intel Core i7-10510U
23806 Points ∼60% -4%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
23580 Points ∼59% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Prestige PS42 8RB-059, Intel Core i7-8550U
21586 Points ∼54% -13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (13805 - 23863, n=24)
21406 Points ∼54% -13%
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE, Intel Core i5-8265U
17256 Points ∼43% -30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (13376 - 17999, n=6)
15921 Points ∼40% -36%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
11065 Points ∼28% -55%
3DMark / Sky Diver Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
21425 Points ∼100% +46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (13459 - 22249, n=16)
19494 Points ∼91% +33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
17945 Points ∼84% +22%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
14671 Points ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
12437 Points ∼58% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (9265 - 12068, n=6)
11295 Points ∼53% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE, Intel Core i5-8265U
8964 Points ∼42% -39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (6849 - 8964, n=3)
8065 Points ∼38% -45%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
4647 Points ∼22% -68%
3DMark / Ice Storm Standard Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (11212 - 241210, n=27)
107998 Points ∼100% +32%
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE, Intel Core i5-8265U
94301 Points ∼87% +15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
86128 Points ∼80% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
82040 Points ∼76%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (42088 - 101192, n=6)
80269 Points ∼74% -2%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
79747 Points ∼74% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (49120 - 95803, n=4)
78716 Points ∼73% -4%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
69297 Points ∼64% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (36552 - 51032, n=2)
43792 Points ∼41% -47%
3DMark / Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (7482 - 200390, n=24)
103171 Points ∼100% +29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
83572 Points ∼81% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
79699 Points ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Modern 15 A10RB, Intel Core i7-10510U
79135 Points ∼77% -1%
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE, Intel Core i5-8265U
75636 Points ∼73% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (22385 - 81895, n=7)
68911 Points ∼67% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
66932 Points ∼65% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (35141 - 75636, n=3)
61903 Points ∼60% -22%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
48446 Points ∼47% -39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
22530 Points ∼22% -72%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 / Extreme Preset OpenGL
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
32.3 fps ∼100% +42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (23.5 - 34.1, n=2)
28.8 fps ∼89% +26%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
22.8 fps ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
20.7 fps ∼64% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (19.5 - 20.4, n=2)
20 fps ∼62% -12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
19.3 fps ∼60% -15%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 / Extreme Preset DX11
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
38.8 fps ∼100% +66%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (34 - 38.8, n=2)
36.4 fps ∼94% +56%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (25.7 - 33.7, n=2)
29.7 fps ∼77% +27%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
23.4 fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
20.7 fps ∼53% -12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (19.2 - 20.7, n=2)
20 fps ∼52% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
19.3 fps ∼50% -18%
Unigine Valley 1.0 / Extreme HD DirectX
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
30.8 fps ∼100% +57%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
19.6 fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
18.1 fps ∼59% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
17 fps ∼55% -13%
Unigine Valley 1.0 / Extreme HD Preset OpenGL
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
27.2 fps ∼100% +44%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
18.9 fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
17.2 fps ∼63% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
15.4 fps ∼57% -19%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit / Room GPUs-only
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (954 - 1260, n=4)
1118 Samples/s ∼100% +144%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1027 Samples/s ∼92% +124%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (967 - 968, n=2)
968 Samples/s ∼87% +111%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
735 Samples/s ∼66% +60%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (505 - 753, n=2)
629 Samples/s ∼56% +37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
583 Samples/s ∼52% +27%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
458 Samples/s ∼41%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
291 Samples/s ∼26% -36%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit / Sala GPUs-only
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (1635 - 2291, n=4)
1986 Samples/s ∼100% +26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1808 Samples/s ∼91% +14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (1692 - 1712, n=2)
1702 Samples/s ∼86% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
1582 Samples/s ∼80%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (895 - 1450, n=2)
1173 Samples/s ∼59% -26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
1069 Samples/s ∼54% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
1047 Samples/s ∼53% -34%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
736 Samples/s ∼37% -53%
ComputeMark v2.1 / Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1620 Points ∼100% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (1416 - 1620, n=14)
1521 Points ∼94% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (1432 - 1534, n=2)
1483 Points ∼92% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
1350 Points ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
979 Points ∼60% -27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (959 - 966, n=2)
963 Points ∼59% -29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
661 Points ∼41% -51%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
362 Points ∼22% -73%
ComputeMark v2.1 / Normal, Mandel Scalar
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
985 Points ∼100% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
949 Points ∼96%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (908 - 985, n=14)
941 Points ∼96% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (894 - 899, n=2)
897 Points ∼91% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
770 Points ∼78% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (758 - 762, n=2)
760 Points ∼77% -20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
559 Points ∼57% -41%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
223 Points ∼23% -77%
ComputeMark v2.1 / Normal, Mandel Vector
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1114 Points ∼100% +33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (948 - 1114, n=14)
1028 Points ∼92% +22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (889 - 964, n=2)
927 Points ∼83% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
840 Points ∼75%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (566 - 573, n=2)
570 Points ∼51% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
567 Points ∼51% -32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
352 Points ∼32% -58%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
189 Points ∼17% -77%
ComputeMark v2.1 / Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
540 Points ∼100% +81%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (515 - 551, n=14)
534 Points ∼99% +79%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (506 - 530, n=2)
518 Points ∼96% +74%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
298 Points ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
283 Points ∼52% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (256 - 257, n=2)
257 Points ∼48% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
216 Points ∼40% -28%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
105 Points ∼19% -65%
ComputeMark v2.1 / Normal, Fluid 3DTex
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
534 Points ∼100% +76%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (514 - 536, n=14)
528 Points ∼99% +74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (515 - 521, n=2)
518 Points ∼97% +71%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
303 Points ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
291 Points ∼54% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (258 - 260, n=2)
259 Points ∼49% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
230 Points ∼43% -24%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
86 Points ∼16% -72%
ComputeMark v2.1 / Normal, Score
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GL62M 7RD-077, Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4793 Points ∼100% +31%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (4314 - 4793, n=14)
4550 Points ∼95% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  (4236 - 4449, n=2)
4343 Points ∼91% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
3661 Points ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
2890 Points ∼60% -21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (2804 - 2808, n=2)
2806 Points ∼59% -23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
2018 Points ∼42% -45%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
964 Points ∼20% -74%
SPECviewperf 13 / Solidworks (sw-04)
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
41.4 fps ∼100%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
37.6 fps ∼91% -9%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
37.32 fps ∼90% -10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
34.8 fps ∼84% -16%
SPECviewperf 13 / Siemens NX (snx-03)
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
7.3 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
6.13 fps ∼84% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
6.09 fps ∼83% -17%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
5.37 fps ∼74% -26%
SPECviewperf 13 / Showcase (showcase-02)
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
18.88 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
16.7 fps ∼88% -12%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
16.48 fps ∼87% -13%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
8.34 fps ∼44% -56%
SPECviewperf 13 / Medical (medical-02)
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
14.72 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
10.91 fps ∼74% -26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
10.9 fps ∼74% -26%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
2.23 fps ∼15% -85%
SPECviewperf 13 / Maya (maya-05)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
49.5 fps ∼100% +3%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
47.91 fps ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
47.46 fps ∼96% -1%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
22.97 fps ∼46% -52%
SPECviewperf 13 / Energy (energy-02)
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
0.73 fps ∼100% +59%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.49 fps ∼67% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
0.48 fps ∼66% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.46 fps ∼63%
SPECviewperf 13 / Creo (creo-02)
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
34.43 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
26.7 fps ∼78% -22%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
26.36 fps ∼77% -23%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
18.88 fps ∼55% -45%
SPECviewperf 13 / Catia (catia-05)
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
29.49 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
26.3 fps ∼89% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
25.76 fps ∼87% -13%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
23.37 fps ∼79% -21%
SPECviewperf 13 / 3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
28.56 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
27.7 fps ∼97% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
26.75 fps ∼94% -6%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
15.01 fps ∼53% -47%
SPECviewperf 12 / Solidworks (sw-03)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (25.9 - 32.6, n=5)
30.1 fps ∼100% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
29.58 fps ∼98%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
28.71 fps ∼95% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
26.45 fps ∼88% -11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
16.7 fps ∼55% -44%
SPECviewperf 12 / Siemens NX (snx-02)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (4.29 - 4.53, n=5)
4.38 fps ∼100% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
4.05 fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
3.39 fps ∼77% -16%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
2.98 fps ∼68% -26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
2.1 fps ∼48% -48%
SPECviewperf 12 / Showcase (showcase-01)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (27 - 30.3, n=5)
29.2 fps ∼100% +54%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
19 fps ∼65%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
16.7 fps ∼57% -12%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
16.53 fps ∼57% -13%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
8.35 fps ∼29% -56%
SPECviewperf 12 / Medical (medical-01)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (16.2 - 20.5, n=5)
18.4 fps ∼100% +39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
18.1 fps ∼98% +37%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
13.25 fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
10.47 fps ∼57% -21%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
2.91 fps ∼16% -78%
SPECviewperf 12 / Maya (maya-04)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (39.5 - 47.3, n=5)
44.4 fps ∼100% +75%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
27.08 fps ∼61% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
25.31 fps ∼57%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
15.71 fps ∼35% -38%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
3.01 fps ∼7% -88%
SPECviewperf 12 / Energy (energy-01)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (0.87 - 3.85, n=5)
2.94 fps ∼100% +425%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
1.08 fps ∼37% +93%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.56 fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.52 fps ∼18% -7%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
0.28 fps ∼10% -50%
SPECviewperf 12 / Creo (creo-01)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (15.7 - 17.4, n=5)
16.6 fps ∼100% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
15.33 fps ∼92%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
14.42 fps ∼87% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
12.15 fps ∼73% -21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
10.6 fps ∼64% -31%
SPECviewperf 12 / Catia (catia-04)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (25.3 - 26.4, n=5)
25.8 fps ∼100% +25%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
20.71 fps ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
17.66 fps ∼68% -15%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
16.55 fps ∼64% -20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
9.15 fps ∼35% -56%
SPECviewperf 12 / 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
38.9 fps ∼100% +35%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Prestige 14 A10RD, Intel Core i7-10510U
28.92 fps ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
27.9 fps ∼72% -4%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Prestige 14 A10RC, Intel Core i7-10510U
27.08 fps ∼70% -6%
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
15.22 fps ∼39% -47%

Game benchmarks

We have also tested the performance of the two GPUs with modern games. Top performance shouldn't be expected from the dedicated graphics cards, since these are entry-level GPUs after all, which are used in inexpensive or very compact devices with little cooling. The GeForce MX330 follows the GeForce MX350 with a margin of 29%. In detail, this means that only older games can be enjoyed in Full HD here. Although the GeForce MX350 offers 29% more performance, not many modern games can be displayed smoothly at 1080p here either. The GeForce MX350 clearly loses when directly compared to the GeForce GTX 1050 (laptop). The limitations of the memory bandwidth and the TDP are clearly noticeable here, resulting in a distance between the GeForce MX350 and the GeForce GTX 1050 (laptop) in terms of performance too.

Performance Rating - Percent
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
98.5 pt ∼99%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
74.4 pt ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
61.5 pt ∼62%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
60.4 pt ∼60%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230 -6!
 
48.3 pt ∼48%
Forza Horizon 4
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:2xMS
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
55 fps ∼100% +49%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
37 fps ∼67%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
31 fps ∼56% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
31 fps ∼56% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
21 fps ∼38% -43%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
88 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
74 fps ∼84% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
72 fps ∼82% -18%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
62 fps ∼70% -30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
46 fps ∼52% -48%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (36 - 42, n=4)
39 fps ∼100% +39%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
28 (25min - 36max) fps ∼72%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
23 (19min - 29max) fps ∼59% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (17 - 20, n=3)
18.7 fps ∼48% -33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
15 fps ∼38% -46%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (67 - 74, n=4)
70.3 fps ∼100% +21%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
58 (46min - 65max) fps ∼83%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
47 (43min - 54max) fps ∼67% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (38 - 45, n=3)
42.7 fps ∼61% -26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
31 fps ∼44% -47%
Apex Legends
1920x1080 Medium Settings AA:TS AF:4x
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (40.8 - 53.2, n=2)
47 fps ∼100% +42%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
33.1 (29min - 42max) fps ∼70%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
26.5 (24min - 32max) fps ∼56% -20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (24.4 - 25.6, n=2)
25 fps ∼53% -24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
17.8 fps ∼38% -46%
1280x720 Minimum Settings
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (92.9 - 124, n=2)
109 fps ∼100% +42%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
76.6 (68min - 103max) fps ∼70%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
67.2 (56min - 84max) fps ∼62% -12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (57 - 59, n=2)
58 fps ∼53% -24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
45.8 fps ∼42% -40%
Far Cry New Dawn
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (36 - 40, n=2)
38 fps ∼100% +36%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
28 (21min - 35max) fps ∼74%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
24 (18min - 29max) fps ∼63% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (20 - 21, n=2)
20.5 fps ∼54% -27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
15 fps ∼39% -46%
1280x720 Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (63 - 66, n=2)
64.5 fps ∼100% +17%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
55 (41min - 67max) fps ∼85%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
45 (35min - 56max) fps ∼70% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (40 - 43, n=2)
41.5 fps ∼64% -25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
32 fps ∼50% -42%
Metro Exodus
1920x1080 Medium Quality AF:4x
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (18.8 - 28.4, n=3)
23.7 fps ∼100% +63%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
14.5 (8min - 29max) fps ∼61%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
13.3 (7min - 26max) fps ∼56% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (7.3 - 8.1, n=2)
7.7 fps ∼32% -47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
4.8 fps ∼20% -67%
1280x720 Low Quality AF:4x
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (45.1 - 60.4, n=3)
51.3 fps ∼100% +47%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
34.8 (19min - 58max) fps ∼68%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
34.3 (19min - 57max) fps ∼67% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (27.8 - 29.2, n=2)
28.5 fps ∼56% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
25.9 fps ∼50% -26%
Anno 1800
1920x1080 Medium Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (27.8 - 46.1, n=2)
37 fps ∼100% +22%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
30.3 (26min - 34max) fps ∼82%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (18.2 - 22.7, n=2)
20.5 fps ∼55% -32%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
11 (6min - 21max) fps ∼30% -64%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
8.1 fps ∼22% -73%
1280x720 Low Graphics Quality (DX11)
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
58.4 (22min - 64max) fps ∼100%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
58.2 (45min - 69max) fps ∼100% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (44.7 - 54.9, n=2)
49.8 fps ∼85% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (43.3 - 56.3, n=2)
49.8 fps ∼85% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
24.4 fps ∼42% -58%
Rage 2
1920x1080 Medium Preset (Resolution Scale Off)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (27.7 - 34.1, n=2)
30.9 fps ∼100% +77%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (14.2 - 21.2, n=2)
17.7 fps ∼57% +1%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
17.5 fps ∼57%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
14.6 fps ∼47% -17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
10.2 fps ∼33% -42%
1280x720 Low Preset (Resolution Scale Off)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (59.1 - 79.9, n=2)
69.5 fps ∼100% +50%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
46.2 fps ∼66%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
41.1 fps ∼59% -11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (30.6 - 32.6, n=2)
31.6 fps ∼45% -32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
24.5 fps ∼35% -47%
F1 2019
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (63 - 71, n=2)
67 fps ∼100% +76%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
38 (32min - 43max) fps ∼57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (30 - 31, n=2)
30.5 fps ∼46% -20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
25 fps ∼37% -34%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
17 (12min - 26max) fps ∼25% -55%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (125 - 128, n=2)
127 fps ∼100% +49%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
85 (74min - 100max) fps ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (66 - 73, n=2)
69.5 fps ∼55% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
62 fps ∼49% -27%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
59 (13min - 88max) fps ∼46% -31%
Dota 2 Reborn
1366x768 med (1/3)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
143 fps ∼100% +46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
113 fps ∼79% +15%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
108.6 (96.7min) fps ∼76% +11%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
98 (85.9min) fps ∼69%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (21.8 - 105, n=19)
84.7 fps ∼59% -14%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
154 fps ∼100% +44%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
127 fps ∼82% +18%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
120.3 (108.3min) fps ∼78% +12%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
107.3 (93.7min) fps ∼70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (71 - 131, n=19)
107 fps ∼69% 0%
Rocket League
1920x1080 Quality AA:Medium FX
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (88 - 104, n=2)
95.8 fps ∼100% +1%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
95.1 (78min - 132max) fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (77 - 109, n=3)
92.4 fps ∼96% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
77.7 fps ∼81% -18%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
59.3 (6min - 87max) fps ∼62% -38%
1280x720 Performance
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
188 (139min - 246max) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (149 - 217, n=2)
183 fps ∼97% -3%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
178 (112min - 236max) fps ∼95% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (175 - 183, n=3)
178 fps ∼95% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
153 fps ∼81% -19%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
56.2 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
51.9 fps ∼92% -8%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
50 fps ∼89% -11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (9.8 - 48.3, n=15)
39.1 fps ∼70% -30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
36.3 fps ∼65% -35%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
74.9 fps ∼100% +23%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
61 fps ∼81%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
 
59.1 fps ∼79% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (18.8 - 64.8, n=15)
52.3 fps ∼70% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
48.4 fps ∼65% -21%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (31 - 35, n=2)
33 fps ∼100% +50%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
22 fps ∼67%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
17 fps ∼52% -23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (7 - 19, n=8)
16.3 fps ∼49% -26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
10 fps ∼30% -55%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (64 - 71, n=2)
67.5 fps ∼100% +13%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
60 fps ∼89%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (24 - 56, n=8)
46.6 fps ∼69% -22%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
45 fps ∼67% -25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
32 fps ∼47% -47%
FIFA 20
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (112 - 116, n=2)
114 fps ∼100% +61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (82.4 - 88.2, n=2)
85.3 fps ∼75% +20%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
72.1 (53min - 88max) fps ∼63% +2%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
70.8 (18min - 99max) fps ∼62%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
62.4 fps ∼55% -12%
1280x720 Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (126 - 135, n=2)
130 fps ∼100% +25%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
124 (113min - 135max) fps ∼95% +19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (120 - 123, n=2)
122 fps ∼94% +17%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
104 (35min - 153max) fps ∼80%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
73.1 fps ∼56% -30%
Control
1920x1080 Medium Quality Preset (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (23.5 - 26.3, n=3)
24.7 fps ∼100% +46%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
16.9 (14min - 19max) fps ∼68%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
13.9 (11min - 17max) fps ∼56% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (13.7 - 14, n=2)
13.9 fps ∼56% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
11 fps ∼45% -35%
1280x720 Low Quality Preset (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (74.8 - 80, n=3)
77.8 fps ∼100% +51%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
51.6 (45min - 58max) fps ∼66%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
44.4 (37min - 51max) fps ∼57% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (41 - 42.1, n=2)
41.6 fps ∼53% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
34.8 fps ∼45% -33%
Borderlands 3
1920x1080 Medium Overall Quality (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (36 - 40.2, n=2)
38.1 fps ∼100% +40%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
27.3 fps ∼72%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (17.9 - 20.7, n=2)
19.3 fps ∼51% -29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
16 fps ∼42% -41%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
14.2 fps ∼37% -48%
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (77.3 - 79.3, n=2)
78.3 fps ∼100% +19%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
65.9 fps ∼84%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (50.2 - 52.9, n=2)
51.6 fps ∼66% -22%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
45.4 fps ∼58% -31%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
39.6 fps ∼51% -40%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (34 - 35, n=2)
34.5 fps ∼100% +82%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
19 (14min - 25max) fps ∼55%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (16 - 19, n=2)
17.5 fps ∼51% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
14 fps ∼41% -26%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
11 (7min - 17max) fps ∼32% -42%
1280x720 Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (59 - 61, n=2)
60 fps ∼100% +43%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
42 (25min - 73max) fps ∼70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (36 - 37, n=2)
36.5 fps ∼61% -13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
28 fps ∼47% -33%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
22 (2min - 38max) fps ∼37% -48%
GRID 2019
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (39.8 - 50.1, n=2)
45 fps ∼100% +61%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
28 (15.3P1) fps ∼62%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (23.4 - 25.2, n=2)
24.3 fps ∼54% -13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
19.2 fps ∼43% -31%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
15.7 (9.4P1) fps ∼35% -44%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (87.2 - 93.7, n=2)
90.5 fps ∼100% +52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (65.2 - 66.6, n=2)
65.9 fps ∼73% +11%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
59.4 (50P1) fps ∼66%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
46.8 fps ∼52% -21%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
18.3 (10.8P1) fps ∼20% -69%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019
1920x1080 Medium Settings
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (38.5 - 40.7, n=2)
39.6 fps ∼100% +21%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
32.6 (25.1P1) fps ∼82%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
23.2 (16.7P1) fps ∼59% -29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (22.2 - 23.8, n=3)
23.1 fps ∼58% -29%
1280x720 Minimum Settings
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (65.6 - 66.8, n=2)
66.2 fps ∼100% +21%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
54.7 (40.7P1) fps ∼83%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
42.5 (32.6P1) fps ∼64% -22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (36.6 - 43.9, n=3)
40.7 fps ∼61% -26%
Need for Speed Heat
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (36.8 - 39.7, n=2)
38.3 fps ∼100% +46%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
26.2 (21min - 31max) fps ∼68%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
22.3 fps ∼58% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (16.7 - 20.2, n=2)
18.5 fps ∼48% -29%
1280x720 Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (57.2 - 62.8, n=2)
60 fps ∼100% +29%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
46.5 (33min - 59max) fps ∼78%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
43.1 fps ∼72% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (35.7 - 41.1, n=2)
38.4 fps ∼64% -17%
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
1920x1080 High Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (38.6 - 39.6, n=2)
39.1 fps ∼100% +102%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (20.2 - 22.5, n=2)
21.4 fps ∼55% +10%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
21.3 (17min - 24max) fps ∼54% +10%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
19.4 (14min - 23max) fps ∼50%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (47.8 - 48.8, n=2)
48.3 fps ∼100% +84%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (25.6 - 29.4, n=2)
27.5 fps ∼57% +5%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
26.2 (21min - 30max) fps ∼54%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
25.7 (12min - 32max) fps ∼53% -2%
Dirt Rally 2.0
1920x1080 Medium Preset AF:4x
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (48.9 - 62.2, n=3)
54.7 fps ∼100% +31%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
41.8 (37min - 54max) fps ∼76%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
29.3 (15min - 38max) fps ∼54% -30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (28.6 - 29.2, n=2)
28.9 fps ∼53% -31%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
22.9 fps ∼42% -45%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset AF:2x
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
  (97.5 - 143, n=2)
120 fps ∼100% +5%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U
114 (103min - 142max) fps ∼95%
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U
94.5 (84min - 120max) fps ∼79% -17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (81.4 - 89.7, n=2)
85.6 fps ∼71% -25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
71 fps ∼59% -38%

MSI Prestige 14 A10RC, GeForce MX330, Core i7-10510U

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 63.8 37 19.2 11.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 120.3 108.6 69.6 63.8 fps
Rocket League (2017) 178 59.3 47.4 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 74.9 50 44.1 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 47 23 15 14 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 45 17 12 10 fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 62 31 22 16 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 67.2 26.5 22.5 19.4 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 45 24 15 14 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 34.3 13.3 10.4 7.8 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 94.5 29.3 26.8 16.1 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 50 19 8 7 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 58.2 11 8.64 6.13 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 41.1 14.6 13 12.9 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 59 17 16 13 fps
Control (2019) 44.4 13.9 9.72 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 45.4 14.2 12.1 8.8 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 124 72.1 22.3 21.2 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 22 11 10 4 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 18.3 15.7 14.7 7.4 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 42.5 23.2 14.5 13.9 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 43.1 22.3 19.7 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 25.7 21.3 8.72 fps

MSI Prestige 14 A10RD, GeForce MX350, Core i7-10710U

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 80.2 47.2 27.5 14 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 107.3 98 82.7 74 fps
Rocket League (2017) 188 95.1 66.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 61 56.2 48.1 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 58 28 22 21 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 60 22 15 11 fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 88 37 26 19 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 76.6 33.1 28.4 25.2 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 55 28 25 23 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 34.8 14.5 12 8.8 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 114 41.8 35.8 20.9 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 57 27 20 11 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 58.4 30.3 18.5 9.22 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 46.2 17.5 15.6 15.3 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 85 38 28 17 fps
Control (2019) 51.6 16.9 11.8 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 65.9 27.3 16.9 12.6 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 104 70.8 46.3 33.5 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 42 19 18 6 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 59.4 28 26.2 15.5 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 54.7 32.6 22.3 19.2 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 46.5 26.2 22.8 20 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 26.2 19.4 16.8 fps

Energy consumption

We checked the energy consumption of the two test devices when idle and under load with an external screen. Only the laptop was considered here, without any other external components. With 8 and 9.5 watts respectively, both devices are relatively energy efficient when idle. However, under load, there are no differences between the two GeForce MX300 models. Both devices require around 50 watts under load. Nonetheless, the difference to the GeForce GTX 1050 (laptop) is quite clear. Compared directly to the GeForce MX230 and the GeForce MX250, our two test devices require a little more power.

Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile (50 fps, Idle: 12.1 W)
101 Watt * ∼100% -102%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330 (37 fps, Idle: 9.5 W)
54.8 (47min - 64max) Watt * ∼54% -10%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (30 fps, Idle: 8 W)
49.9 (47.7min - 50.8max) Watt * ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (35 fps, Idle: 4.4 W, Idle: 4.4 W)
41.3 (39.6min - 52max) Watt * ∼41% +17%
NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (25 fps, Idle: 3.3 W, Idle: 3.2 W)
33.8 (32.2min - 50.2max) Watt * ∼33% +32%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
99 (98min - 99max) Watt * ∼100% -100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile (20 fps, Idle: 12.1 W)
72.8 Watt * ∼74% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (14 fps, Idle: 8 W)
49.4 (43.5min - 75max) Watt * ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330 (11 fps, Idle: 9.5 W)
48.3 (43.8min - 54.6max) Watt * ∼49% +2%

Legend

 
MSI Prestige 14 A10RD Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350,
 
MSI Prestige 14 A10RC Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX330,
 
Asus FX553VD-DM249T Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Hynix HFS128G39TND
 
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
 
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB119T Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230,

* ... smaller is better

Pros

+ low power consumption
+ suitable for small and inexpensive devices
+ no large cooling unit required
+ own VRAM
+ faster than the respective predecessor GPUs

Cons

- only 2 GB of VRAM
- Pascal architecture

Verdict - More performance for compact devices

The Nvidia GeForce MX330 and MX350 - Provided by MSI Taiwan
The Nvidia GeForce MX330 and MX350 - Provided by MSI Taiwan
The Nvidia GeForce MX330 and MX350 - Provided by MSI Taiwan

With the Nvidia GeForce MX330 and the Nvidia GeForce MX350, there's now a little more 3D performance for the entry level. Even very compact devices benefit from the performance, because the energy-efficient components don't require complex cooling constructions.

Looking at the specifications, however, it quickly becomes clear that the supposedly new GPUs are not a completly new development. Both GeForce models are still based on the Pascal architecture, which already has a few years under its belt. Essentially, the Nvidia GeForce MX330 is an Nvidia GeForce MX250. We can also confirm this on the basis of performance. With the Nvidia GeForce MX350, the manufacturer had to take a slightly different path; therefore, the only step left was to base the next faster GPU on the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (laptop) and drastically trim it. Both the memory interface and the maximum power consumption were adjusted, which has an impact on performance too. Nevertheless, the Nvidia GeForce MX350 is up to 30% faster than an Nvidia GeForce MX330.

Compact devices benefit from the performance improvement of the new GeForce models. Unfortunately, however, the more modern Turing architecture is not being used.

The fact that the models tested here are pure entry-level GPUs should be taken into account when making a purchase decision. For pure gaming, both graphics adapters are not recommended for modern titles. Rather, both GPUs can definitely convince in older games and also bring playable frame rates in the native display resolution (1080p) to the screen.

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Sebastian Bade, 2020-03-12 (Update: 2020-03-13)
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