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NVIDIA GeForce MX450 : New MX-Class Laptop Graphics!

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

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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Acer TravelMate P2 : MIL-Spec Always-Connected Laptop!

At CES 2020, Acer just unveiled the TravelMate P2 – a MIL-Spec laptop that is always-connected via 4G LTE! Here is what we know so far!

 

Acer TravelMate P2 : MIL-Spec Always-Connected Laptop!

The Acer TravelMate P2 is designed for mobile workers who have to be on-the-go. The ability to connected not only to a Wi-Fi network, but also 4G LTE will ensure that the user can stay connected, no matter where he/she is.

Performance

The Acer TravelMate P2 can be configured with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, with an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX230 GPU, and up to 32 GB DDR4 memory.

It also has a configurable dual-drive system – giving you the option of using up to a 512 GB PCIe SSD, with an additional 1 TB HDD.

High-Speed Connectivity

The Acer TravelMate P2 comes with Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, that delivers 3X faster speeds than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). It also supports both a Nano SIM card, as well as eSIM, allowing you to stay connected using 4G LTE.

Wide Range Of Ports

The Acer TravelMate P2 also comes with a wide range of ports, including VGA, HDMI and USB Type C. If that’s not enough, you can add an optional Acer USB Type C dock for even more ports!

Tough + Long-Lasting

The Acer TravelMate P2 is MIL-STD-810G compliant, and can deliver up to 13 hours of battery life!

 

Acer TravelMate P2 : Price + Availability

The Acer TravelMate P2 will be available in these regions, with these starting prices :

  • North America : February 2020, starting at USD 699.99
  • EMEA : January 2020, starting at EUR 599
  • China : January 2020, starting at RMB 4,499

 

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The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 – Everything You Need To Know!

At the launch of Acer Day 2019, Acer unveiled the 2019 Acer Aspire 3 laptops, which have been refreshed with NVIDIA GeForce MX230 graphics, and new Intel Core processor options.

Here is everything you need to know about the new 2019 Acer Aspire 3 laptops!

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 / 5 Laptops

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 laptops are designed for mainstream users, at very affordable price points.

Let’s start with a product presentation by Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia’s Senior Product Manager.

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3

Like its predecessor, the 2019 Acer Aspire 3 has a 15.6-inch IPS display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. However, it now comes with NVIDIA GeForce MX230 graphics, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 has both a 2.5-inch drive bay, as well as a M.2 socket. The Core i5 models come with a 1 TB HDD, and can be upgraded with a M.2 PCIe SSD.

The Core i7 model, on the other hand, comes with a PCIe SSD, but you have the option of adding a 2.5-inch HDD (or SSD) for additional storage.

Acer is initially releasing four different 2019 Aspire 3 models, three powered by the Intel Core i5-8265U processor, and one powered by the Intel Core i7-8565U processor.

Specifications

A315-55G-537A
A315-55G-57B4
A315-55G-59ZU

A315-55G-74LX

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Processor

Intel Core i5-8265U

Intel Core i7-8565U

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2 GB GDDR5)

Display

15.6-inch Full HD IPS display

Memory

4 GB DDR4 (upgradable to 20 GB)

Storage

1 TB HDD
(M.2 PCIe SSD upgradable)

256 GB PCIe SSD
(HDD upgradable)

Networking

Intel Wireless-AC 9461/9462

802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2 MU-MIMO)
– Bluetooth 5.0

I/O Ports

2 x USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP)
1 x Ethernet port
SD card reader

Webcam

Acer HDR webcam (1280 x 720)

Audio

Acer TrueHarmony Audio

Dimensions

363.4 mm wide x 250.5 mm deep x 19.95 mm thick

Weight

1.9 kg

Warranty

3 years local warranty, with 1st year international warranty

Battery Life

Up to 7.5 hours

Launch Price

RM 2,399
~US$577
~£475
~A$845

RM 3,099
~US$745
~£610
~A$1,091

 

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 Price + Availability

The 2019 Acer Aspire 3 models are available with immediate effect, in three colour options – Obsidian Black, Indigo Blue and Rococo Red.

The Core i7-8565U processor model (A315-55G-74LX) retails for RM 3,099 / ~US$745 / ~£610 / ~A$1,091.

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The Core i5-8265U processor model (A315-55G-537A, A315-55G-57B4, A315-55G-59ZU) retails for RM 2,399 / ~US$577 / ~£475 / ~A$845.

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