NVIDIA GeForce MX150 vs GTX 950M
Comparison of GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
46.98 GTexel / s
44.96 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M 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.
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M: 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.
DDR3 or GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
1000 or 2500 MHz
48.06 GB / s
32 or 80 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M.
VGA аnalog display support
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
APIs supported by GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
MX150 11.29 +15%
GTX 950M 9.82
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
MX150 223740 +12.5%
GTX 950M 198867
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 950M 21356 +11%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
MX150 3104 +9.4%
GTX 950M 2838
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
MX150 3511 +9.7%
GTX 950M 3200
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
MX150 4498 +3%
GTX 950M 4367
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 950M 15710 +42.9%
Unigine Heaven 3.0
GTX 950M 42 +0%
MX150 2173 +15%
GTX 950M 1890
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Let's see how good GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX150
15% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (17 May 2017 vs 13 March 2015)
Higher memory bandwidth (48.06 vs 32 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (25 vs 75 watts)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (640 vs 384)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
GameStream (streams data between the PC and NVIDIA SHIELD device attached to a TV. Basically allows using the PC as a gaming console)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
So, MX150 or GTX 950M?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce MX150.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.