NVIDIA GeForce MX450: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce MX450
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
  • Core clock speed 1395
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5,GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 10002
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 14.05
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce MX450 sales 1 August 2020. This is Turing architecture notebook card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5,GDDR6 memory clocked at 10 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 64.03 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x4 interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

14.05%

percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce MX450's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating303
ArchitectureTuring
GPU code nameN17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1
Market segmentLaptop
Release date1 August 2020 (1 year ago)
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Technical specs

GeForce MX450's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce MX450's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed1395 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1575 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors4,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate100.8of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX450'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.

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x4
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce MX450: 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 typeGDDR5,GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed10002 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth64.03 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX450. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce MX450. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce MX450, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce MX450. 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 MX450 14.05
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

GeForce MX450 57

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.

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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.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce MX450 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.

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

1080p31
1440p17
4K26

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10
Battlefield 5 49
Cyberpunk 2077 14
Far Cry 5 34
Far Cry New Dawn 34
Hitman 3 36
Horizon Zero Dawn 25
Red Dead Redemption 2 23
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
Watch Dogs: Legion 25

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6
Battlefield 5 38
Cyberpunk 2077 10
Far Cry 5 28
Far Cry New Dawn 31
Hitman 3 24
Horizon Zero Dawn 14
Metro Exodus 14
Red Dead Redemption 2 11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 33
Watch Dogs: Legion 18

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 11
Battlefield 5 30
Cyberpunk 2077 4
Far Cry 5 27
Far Cry New Dawn 28
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20
Watch Dogs: Legion 7

2560x1440
High Preset

Hitman 3 18
Horizon Zero Dawn 7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 13

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7
Battlefield 5 22
Far Cry 5 20
Watch Dogs: Legion 5

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce MX450 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce MX450 from AMD is Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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