Nvidia, Intel and AMD have been at it since a long time in order to get the best mobile GPU for laptops out. When it comes to a laptop the real tricky question is to come up with a GPU which has low power consumption, heat profile and yet packs in great performance!
Now there are new rumours etc. about Nvidia launching their latest Nvidia MX 350 GPU with some new ultra-thin notebooks.
NVIDIA is about to launch a new MX 350 graphics card, replacing the current MX 250, still using the Pascal architecture. But it will have more stream processors, performance is expected to reach the level of mobile GTX 1050 Max-Q. In the field of thin and light graphics cards for mobile devices, Nvidia has been in a leading position for many years. The MX series has been updated continuously for two generations. The MX 150 and MX 250 did not show radical improvements, while the MX 350 is expected to double its performance, which will give birth to a new category altogether i.e. “Lightweight gaming notebook.”
The reason why it is called “ultra-thin gaming notebook” is because Nvidia is already using the Max-Q series graphics cards to create thin and light gaming notebooks. But the thinness of these models is still not comparable to 13.3-inch notebooks such as Dell XPS 13 etc.
With the improved graphics performance brought by the MX 350, the 13.3-inch thin and light notebooks are expected to drive some old AAA games, and 3D competitive games would naturally be easy to run.
Nvidia has not released any official information of MX 350 till now. We may as well compare the paper parameters of GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q and MX 250 graphics cards.
GTX 1050 Max-Q: GP107 core with Pascal architecture, 640 stream processors, 128bit GDDR5 video memory, 1139-1328 MHz clock.
MX 250: Pascal architecture GP108 core, 384 stream processors, 64bit GDDR5 memory, 1518-1582MHz clock.
In terms of parameters, the GTX 1050 Max-Q has stream processors that are 67% more than the MX 250. But the GPU frequency is not as high as the MX 250 under power consumption constraints. According to publication laptopmedia’s benchmark data, the GTX 1050 Max-Q is 55% better than the MX 250 in terms of performance.
At present, the minimum configuration of the thin and light gaming notebooks has been upgraded to GTX 1650 Max-Q. It is also reasonable to release the GTX 1050 Max-Q for the thin and light ultrabooks. If the MX 350 can achieve the performance of the GTX 1050 Max-Q at 25W power consumption, that would be a huge deal for Ultrabooks. Achieving thinness is also a huge change in itself.
So, guys, do you think that Nvidia would be able to really up the ante for internal graphics for thin and light Ultrabooks? Do let us know your thoughts on the same in the comments section below! You can also subscribe to our push notifications and Inspire2rise newsletter for more timely tech content and updates!
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