MX150 vs GTX 580M

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.32
 
1.99
Architecture
Pascal
 
Fermi
GPU code name
N17S-G1
 
N12E-GTX2
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
16 May 2017 (4 years ago)
 
28 June 2011 (10 years ago)
Price now
$1049
 
$170

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
384
 
384
Core clock speed
1468 MHz
 
620 MHz
Boost clock speed
1532 MHz
 
no data
Number of transistors
1,800 million
 
1,950 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
10 Watt
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
24.91
 
39.68
Floating-point performance
1,127 gflops
 
952.3 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 580M 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
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 MB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
40.1 GB/s
 
96 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (11_0)
Shader Model
6.4
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.1
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
N/A
CUDA
6.1
 
2.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

GeForce MX150 8.70
GTX 580M 8.81 +1.3%

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.

GeForce MX150 4494 +44.2%
GTX 580M 3117

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.

GeForce MX150 10992
GTX 580M 14404 +31%

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.

GeForce MX150 2344
GTX 580M 2373 +1.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 580M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
40 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 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:

 
GeForce MX150
GTX 580M
900p
 
no data
42
1080p
 
28 −100%
56 +100%
1200p
 
no data
42
1440p
 
30
no data
4K
 
20
no data

1920x1080
Medium Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
19
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
39
 
no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
22
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
8
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
17
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
18
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
25
 
no data
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
12
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
14
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
17
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
14
 
no data

1920x1080
High Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
13
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
32
 
no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
15
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
16
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
17
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
21
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
6
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
11
 
no data
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
11
 
no data

1920x1080
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
7
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
26
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
14
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
15
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
14
 
no data

2560x1440
High Settings

Hitman 3
 
10
 
no data

Competitors of GeForce MX150 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce MX150 from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, which is slower by 3% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce MX150:

Competitors of GeForce GTX 580M from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 580M from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, which is slower by 4% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 580M:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX150

Much newer (16 May 2017 vs 28 June 2011)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)

Lower power consumption (10W vs 100W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M

1.3% higher performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($170 vs $1049)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)

Higher memory bandwidth (96 vs 40.1 GB/s)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce MX150 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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