NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : New MX-Class Laptop Graphics!

NVIDIA just launched the GeForce MX450 – a new MX-class GPU for laptops, with GDDR6 memory and a PCIe 4.0 interface!

Find out what else is new and what it offers over the GeForce MX300 and GeForce MX200 series GPUs!

 

NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : Finally Time For Turing!

The NVIDIA GeForce MX300 and MX200 series of laptop graphics are based on the old Pascal architecture from 2016, and built on the 14 nm process technology.

This allows them to deliver decent esports gaming performance at just 25 watts, but they are certainly not as fast as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.

In addition, with the exception of MX350, they all lack the NVENC hardware encoder and NVDEC hardware decoder.

With the upcoming 11th Gen Intel Core processors (Tiger Lake) threatening to pose a serious challenge with their Xe graphics, NVIDIA needed to up the ante.

And so, they launched their new GeForce MX450 graphics, based on the newer Turing microarchitecture!

NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : New MX-Class Laptop Graphics!

 

NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : New MX-Class Laptop Graphics

The NVIDIA GeForce MX450 was quietly released, without much fanfare even though it is the first NVIDIA GPU to officially support PCI Express 4.0.

On top of that, it is also the first MX-class GPU to support faster GDDR6 memory, and feature the newer Turing microarchitecture.

The NVIDIA GeForce MX450 is built on the more efficient 12 nm process, and come with 1024 CUDA cores, with 64 texture units and 16 ROPs.

These upgrades will let the GeForce MX450 perform somewhere between the GeForce MX350 and the GeForce GTX 1650. Probably about as fast as the GeForce GTX 1050.

More importantly, the Turing TU117 GPU it uses supports the NVENC hardware encoder and NVDEC hardware decoder, allowing it to boost content creation and media playback performance with lower power consumption.

That is if NVIDIA doesn’t actually turn disable them in the GeForce MX450, to avoid cannibalising their higher-end mobile GPUs.

Like the other MX-class GPUs, it has a 25 watt TDP. And while it supports GDDR6 memory, manufacturers can opt to use GDDR5 memory.

 

NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : Specifications

Now, NVIDIA has not revealed much on the GeForce MX450, so here are our best educated estimates of its key specifications, compared to its predecessors :

Specifications GeForce
MX450
GeForce
MX350
GeForce
MX330
GeForce
MX250
GeForce
MX230
GPU TU117 GP107 GP108 GP108 GP108
Architecture Turing Pascal
Transistor
Count
4.7 Billion 3.3 Billion 1.8 Billion
Fab Process 12 nm 14 nm
Die Size 200 mm² 132 mm² 74 mm²
CUDA Cores 1024 640 384 256
Texture Units 64 32 24 16
ROPs 16
Base Clock 1395 MHz 1354 MHz 1531 MHz 1519 MHz 1519 MHz
Boost Clock 1575 MHz 1468 MHz 1594 MHz 1582 MHz 1582 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6
GDDR5
GDDR5
Memory Size 2 GB
Memory Bus 64-bit
Memory Speed 2500 MHz 1750 MHz 1500 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 80 GB/s 56 GB/s 48 GB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
TDP 25 watts

 

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