Nvidia is still holding onto it’s entry level mobile GPU category for a while in the wake of integrated graphics like Intel’s 12th Gen Graphics and AMD’s powerful Ryzen 4000 APUs. Fresh leaks came out of Asian website Zhuanlan Zhihu about newly announced Nvidia GeForce MX450’s gaming fps benchmarks.
Finally, entry level laptops or Ultra Thin machines could play some triple A game titles running just MX450 mobile discrete GPU alongside Intel 10th Gen CPUs and AMD Renoir APUs. Amazing high level of Cuda Cores reaching up to 896 units also detected by legit website.
Interestingly, there are two types of MX450, one with GDDR6 and the other is having GDDR5 video memory variant. Sadly, Nvidia has decided to provide only 2GB of VRAM size to MX450 models, thus making it vulnerable to future memory bottlenecks. The GDDR6 variant has superior speed up to 10Gbps against the old MX350’s 7Gbps speed. Obviosly, TDP rating is increased dramatically till 25W but you may sip some power reaching up to 28.5W after overclocking the video memory up to 10Gbps stable with 1575MHz GPU core clock.
Hard to imagine that MX450 is able to achieve higher benchmark score numbers in the level of larger GTX 1050 3GB GDDR5. Truly breathtaking Time Spy score of 2601 points left 4 years old Pascal GTX 1050 3GB in the dust. MX450 GPU is no joke to everyone since it uses TU117 Turing architecture chip from Nvidia’s 2 years old 12nm process technology.
In gaming performance wise, MX450 successfully beats old gen MX350 Pascal card by 33.5% on average score after testing through three game titles like Witcher 3, Watchdogs 2 and Road to Survival 2. Staggering 74 fps performance at 1080p low settings confirmed by asian website after playing Watchdogs 2 on MX450 using memory OC settings at 13Gbps. Next, Witcher 3 could run very smooth in medium settings 1080p achieving 42 fps on average by MX450 wonder card. Lastly, Road to Survival 2 is firmly recorded of having solid 52 fps again on memory OC settings taking advantage of bigger bandwidth.
“Happy ever after” story is enjoyable after all, especially when three giant companies competing in hot boiled silicon chip competition to provide gaming experience to general public this holiday season.