NVIDIA GeForce MX150: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce MX150

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce MX150 sales 16 May 2017. This is Pascal architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 40.1 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 10 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.87 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce MX150's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.32
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
GPU code name
N17S-G1
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
16 May 2017 (4 years ago)
 
Price now
$1049
 
of 10830 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce MX150's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce MX150's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
384
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1468 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1532 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,800 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
10 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
24.91
 
Floating-point performance
1,127 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX150's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce MX150: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
40.1 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX150. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce MX150, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
CUDA
6.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce MX150. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

8.87

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

19132

3DMark Fire Strike Score

3104

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

3488

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

4494

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

10992

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

42

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

223740

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

24

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

24

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

3

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

3

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

14

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

14

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

10

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

10

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

26

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

26

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

0.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

0.5

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

11

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

11

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

17

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

17

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

23

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

23

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

2354

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce MX150 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 83% minimum and 70% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
83%
Recommended
70%
Minimum
83%
Recommended
70%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080p
 
28
 
1440p
 
30
 
4K
 
20
 

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
19
 
Battlefield 5
 
39
 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
22
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
8
 
Far Cry 5
 
17
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
18
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
25
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
12
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
14
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
17
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
14
 

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
13
 
Battlefield 5
 
32
 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
15
 
Far Cry 5
 
16
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
17
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
21
 
Metro Exodus
 
6
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
11
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
11
 

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
7
 
Battlefield 5
 
26
 
Far Cry 5
 
14
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
15
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
14
 

2560x1440
High Preset

Hitman 3
 
10
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce MX150 from AMD is Radeon HD 6970M, which is slower by 3% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce MX150:

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