Earlier this year, we exclusively reported on NVIDIA’s plans to launch a Turing-based GeForce MX350 successor. Recently, NVIDIA officially unveiled this GPU called the GeForce MX450 but did not detail any specifications. Now, we are getting to know from preliminary benchmarks that the MX450 is about 33.5% faster than the MX350 in gaming.
From what we know so far, the GeForce MX450 (N18S-G5 series) is a TU117 (GTX 1650) GPU with 64-bit memory and PCIe Gen 4 support. The MX450 is slated to be available in both GDDR5 and GDDR6 memory variants with 896 CUDA cores and a TDP between 25 to 28.5 W. With such specs, the MX450 should be able to pose some tough competition to the upcoming Intel Tiger Lake Xe LP GPUs.
For more information about different N18S-G5 MX450 variants including known clocks, memory frequencies, and TDPs check out our dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX450 page.
The presence of these variants is to maximize the use of the existing GTX 1650 or MX350 boards enabling OEMs an easy upgrade path to the MX450. In fact, the “top version” of the MX450 (N18S-G5-B-GBD-128) rated at 28.5 W TDP is basically the same as the GTX 1650 and can be used as long as the laptop chassis can efficiently dissipate all that heat. The regular 25 W version (N18S-G5-GB2E-64) can share the same board as the MX150/MX250/MX350 to save R&D costs but to do so, it needs to use GDDR5 memory.