Nvidia's power-efficient MX150 notebook GPU officially released
We reported yesterday that that a Pascal analogue to the GeForce 940MX seemed to have been leaked in an advertisement for the new HP Envy 13, but it seems that today is the day Nvidia officially releases the card. Nvidia's press release on their website pitches the Pascal-based GeForce MX150 as an all-purpose dedicated GPU up for a bit of work and play.
The MX150 is touted to be between 2.5-4 times faster than Kaby Lake's integrated HD620 graphics. This isn't much of an achievement for a Pascal-based dedicated GPU like the GTX 1060, but the MX150 manages this performance on a shoestring TDP of up to 30 watts, according to previously released information. Nvidia promises that the new mobile GPU will allow 60 frames per second in today's popular eSports titles such as CS: GO or DotA 2 (Overwatch is notably absent from this list). Having the ability to play some of the most popular games in the world without a large or expensive laptop will certainly make future laptops with the MX150 attractive to many who want a little more graphics muscle than integrated graphics but don't need a gaming laptop. (If you're interested in seeing more information on how it will perform, our benchmark page for the GT 1030 it is based on should provide a good guide.)
Nvidia says to be on the lookout for laptops with the MX150 shipping globally in June.
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