GeForce MX450: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce MX450 provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 9.65% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce MX450 sales 1 August 2020. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Turing architecture and made with 12 nm manufacturing process. It is 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 25 Watt (12 - 29 Watt TGP).

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce MX450: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking428
Place by popularitynot in top-100
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameN17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1
Market segmentLaptop
Release date1 August 2020 (3 years ago)

Detailed specifications

GeForce MX450's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1395 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1575 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors4,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)25 Watt (12 - 29 Watt TGP)of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate100.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

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

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce MX450: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5, GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed10000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth64.03 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX450. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

Supported 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 compatibility

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce MX450. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 9.65

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GeForce MX450 3733

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GeForce MX450 8250

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GeForce MX450 22831

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GeForce MX450 4725

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GeForce MX450 27570

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GeForce MX450 29145

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GeForce MX450 335125

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GeForce MX450 27834

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GeForce MX450 29969

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.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GeForce MX450 57

Gaming performance

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.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD28
1440p15
4K26

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 32

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 20−22
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10
Battlefield 5 30−33
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 22
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Hitman 3 36
Horizon Zero Dawn 56
Metro Exodus 55
Red Dead Redemption 2 45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 50
Watch Dogs: Legion 25

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 20−22
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6
Battlefield 5 30−33
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 13
Far Cry 5 58
Far Cry New Dawn 16
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Hitman 3 20
Horizon Zero Dawn 39
Metro Exodus 31
Red Dead Redemption 2 35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 28
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 33
Watch Dogs: Legion 18

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 20−22
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 11
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 8
Far Cry 5 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 24
Metro Exodus 28
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20
Watch Dogs: Legion 7

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 31

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 18−20
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Hitman 3 12
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9−10
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 20
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Horizon Zero Dawn 20−22
Metro Exodus 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 5

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 41
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10

Closest competitors

GeForce MX450's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce MX450 is Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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