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IFA 2018 | The new Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 7000 sports a '1D10' NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU

GPU-Z identifying the 1D10 variant of the GeForce MX150 in the Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1
GPU-Z identifying the 1D10 variant of the GeForce MX150 in the Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1
We had an opportunity to play around with the new Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 notebooks at IFA 2018 and were glad to see that the 15 and 17-inch versions sport the '1D10' version of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. The '1D10' version of the MX150 can operate in a 25W TDP envelope, which should allow better performance in games and demanding applications.

Dell had a great outing at IFA 2018 and the company announced refreshes across almost its entire product lineup. Notable among them was the refreshed Inspiron 2-in-1 series with new Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. It was the MX150 part that caught our attention.

We've reported sometime back about NVIDIA offering two variants of the MX150 — a '1D10' version rated at 25W TDP and a slower 10W TDP '1D12' variant. NVIDIA never advertised about the 1D12 variant — which we'll refer to as the 'MX150 Max-Q' — so customers thought that all MX150s are made equal. In our tests, however, we found that there is a 20-25% performance gap between the two MX150 variants. 

Luckily, those opting for the new Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 devices need not have to worry much about GPU performance. We took the new Inspirons for a spin at Dell's booth at IFA 2018 and we could see that both the Inspiron 2-in-1 15-inch and 17-inch incorporate the 1D10 version of the MX150 GPU. This is also reiterated by the GPU clocks revealed by GPU-Z, which showed a base clock of 1469 MHz and a boost clock of 1532 MHz. The 1D12 variant, on the other hand, would have showed GPU clocks between 936-1037 MHz — a close to 32% speed deficit.

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1.
Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 also has the 1D10 version of the GeForce MX150
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 also has the 1D10 version of the GeForce MX150
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 lacks discrete graphics.
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 lacks discrete graphics.

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Dell Booth at IFA 2018

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-08-31 (Update: 2018-08-31)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.