NVIDIA Releases GeForce MX250 and MX230 Mobile Graphics
NVIDIA discretely lists its new entry-level mobile graphics replacing the GeForce MX150 and MX130 – the new GeForce MX250 and GeForce MX230. Like the previous generation, the GeForce MX250 and MX230 feature the Pascal architecture. Both support NVIDIA GameWorks for immersive gaming graphics and NVIDIA CUDA technology that tackles video transcoding and physics simulation. The new GeForce MX200 series mobile graphics also support Direct X12, NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0, and NVIDIA Optimus technology.
The new NVIDIA GeForce MX250 and GeForce MX230 still use GDDR5 as standard memory interface with the MX250 said to be based on the Pascal chip found on the GeForce GT 1030. Both GPUs competes with Intel’s mobile integrated graphics which is still the most common graphics processor in entry-level notebooks and ultrabooks. NVIDIA compares the GeForce MX250 and GeForce MX230 with the Intel UHD620 graphics. The GeForce MX250 offers a performance of up to 350% while the GeForce MX230 offers up to 260% performance compared with the Intel UHD620 graphics. Surprisingly, the previous-generation GeForce MX150 offers 400% better performance compared to the same Intel graphics. However, the GeForce MX250 and GeForce MX230 are expected to have a lower power consumption which is crucial for notebooks and ultrabooks which improves battery life.
The GeForce MX250 first appeared in the HP ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G2 Notebook. Learn more about the new NVIDIA mobile graphics on the links below:
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
NVIDIA GeForce MX230