In laptops, NVIDIA offers not only professional GeForce GTX / RTX and RTX A graphics cards, but also weaker GeForce MX systems, which belong to the entry-level category and often compete with integrated graphics from Intel and AMD. For a long time, the manufacturer only updated the Pascal architecture (up to the GeForce MX300 series), until 2020 GeForce MX450 uses the Turing architecture. This change was dictated by increasingly powerful graphics systems from Intel (Iris Xe Graphics) and AMD (Vega 8 in APU Renoir, Lucienne and Cezanne). Next year, NVIDIA plans to introduce a new model of the budget series – GeForce MX550. Depending on the specs, this will be in response to the upcoming AMD RDNA 2 chipset in Rembrandt APUs and a budget Intel ARC (SoC 2) chip.
NVIDIA is preparing a GeForce MX550 card, which will be in response to the upcoming AMD RDNA 2 graphics chipset in the Rembrandt APU.
AMD APU Rembrandt – New generation RDNA 2 integrated graphics chipset with higher performance than GTX 1050 Ti and RX 460
W GeekBench database There is an entry for a new Lenovo laptop, which is based on a 12-core Intel Core i7-1260P processor (Alder Lake-P U28 – the successor to the Core i7-1165G7) and an NVIDIA GeForce MX550 card. It looks like it will be an Ampere chip based on a GA107 core with 16 active SM blocks, which will translate to 2048 CUDA cores (128 processors per SM block). The card has a base clock of 1500MHz and is also equipped with 2GB of VRAM. The predecessor – the GeForce MX450 – also has 2GB of VRAM (GDDR5 or GDDR6, depending on the version) on the 64-bit bus. We expect the GeForce MX550 to inherit the 64-bit bus as well.
The tested variant of the GeForce MX550 offers an average of 15% higher performance compared to the GeForce MX450. The exact release date is not known yet. Given that there are integrated RDNA 2 graphics chips coming in AMD Rembrandt processors as well as budget Intel ARC graphics cards with Alchemist SoC 2 core, NVIDIA’s new, lower-cost NVIDIA may roll out in the first quarter of next year.
Source: VideoCardz, GeekBench
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