NVIDIA GeForce MX150 vs GTX 950M

NVIDIA GeForce MX150
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M

General info

Comparison of GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Maxwell
Code name
GP108
 
GM107
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
17 May 2017
 
13 March 2015

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
384
 
640
CUDA cores
n/d
 
640
Core clock speed
1227 MHz
 
914 MHz
Boost Clock
1468 MHz
 
1124 MHz
Transistor count
1,800 million
 
1,870 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
25 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
46.98 GTexel / s
 
44.96 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,127 gflops
 
1,439 gflops

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.
Laptop size
large
 
medium sized
Bus support
n/d
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
DDR3 or GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
1000 or 2500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
48.06 GB / s
 
32 or 80 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
VGA аnalog display support
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
n/d
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Technologies

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.
GameStream
-
 
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
BatteryBoost
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
GeForce Experience
n/d
 
+
Adaptive VSync
n/d
 
+
Ansel
n/d
 
+
DSR
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5

Benchmark performance

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

MX150 19233
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

MX150 10992
GTX 950M 15710 +42.9%

Unigine Heaven 3.0

MX150 42
GTX 950M 42 +0%

Passmark

MX150 2173 +15%
GTX 950M 1890

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce MX150 and GeForce GTX 950M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
140 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
2.5 Mh/s

Gaming performance

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)
OpenGL 4.5

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)
GameWorks
Adaptive VSync
DSR
Ansel
HDMI
GeForce ShadowPlay
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
BatteryBoost

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.

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