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Nvidia GeForce MX550 PassMark score showcases remarkable improvement over the GeForce MX450

The Nvidia GeForce MX550 has shown  up on a popular benchmarking platform (image via Nvidia)
The Nvidia GeForce MX550 has shown up on a popular benchmarking platform (image via Nvidia)
The Nvidia GeForce MX550 laptop graphics card has shown up on the PassMark benchmark database. It nets an overall score of 5,014, which is 37% faster than the GeForce MX450. The entry-level graphics card runs a TU117 GPU, but the rest of its specs are unknown.

Despite unveiling the GeForce MX550 graphics card for laptops in late 2021, Nvidia is yet to reveal anything meaningful about it. A leaked 3DMark score from earlier gave us a rough idea about its performance alongside the questionably-specced GeForce RTX 2050. Twitter leaker @TUM_APISAK has now stumbled upon the Nvidia GeForce MX550 on the PassMark database.

The Nvidia GeForce MX550 scores a paltry 5,014 on the PassMark test, yielding 69, 32, 94, 34 frames per second on the DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12 tests, respectively. That is 37% higher than its predecessor's (GeForce MX450) score of 3,724. It is quite a significant improvement, but it means little in the face of competing products like the RDNA2 iGPUs on the Ryzen 6000 series. Its real-world performance could be a tad better with proper drivers, though.

Then again, the GeForce MX550 uses an entry-level TU117 GPU from the yesteryears, so it would be unfair to compare it with current-generation offerings, let alone upcoming ones. It probably won't run AAA games very well, or at all, but it should allow one to play most e-sports titles and indie games at decent frame rates. Unfortunately, Nvidia is still tight-lipped about when the GeForce MX550 will debut.

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Anil Ganti, 2022-02- 7 (Update: 2022-02- 7)