[FPS Benchmarks] Apex Legends on NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W) – MX450 is over two times faster

Apex Legends is one of the well-known battle royale titles. The goal is simple – one huge map full of weapons and ammo, and of course, you have to survive. The picture quality of the game is good and the title is based on the Source engine. It’s not the newest engine out there but for sure the game looks good.

Compared to some other Source-based games like CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, or Left 4 Dead 2, Apex Legends is definitely heavier when it comes to system requirements. Especially if you want to see a lot of FPS while playing – that’s an online shooter so the higher the FPS the better.

For this article, we’ll show you two decent inexpensive dGPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends list.


GeForce MX450 and MX350 variants

  GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) GeForce MX350 (25W)
Architecture Turing Pascal
GPU chip TU117 GP107
Shader units 896 (+40%) 640
ROPs 16 16
Base Clock (MHz) 1395 (+3%) 1354
Boost clock (MHz) 1575 (+7%) 1468
Memory clock (MHz) 1250 1752 (+40%)
Memory size (MB) 2048 2048
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR5
Memory bus width (bit) 64 64
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 25 25
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
Technology 12nm 14nm
RTX capabilities No No
Release date 08.2020 02.2021
Detailed specs Link Link

Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Apex Legends Full HD, Min. (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) 110 fps (+134%) 87 fps (+149%) 49 fps (+96%)
GeForce MX350 (25W) 47 fps 35 fps 25 fps


At the end of the day, the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) is just destroying the GeForce MX350 (25W) when it comes to Apex Legends. The bigger GPU is 126% faster on average and that’s not just a big difference, the performance gap between these two video cards is like day and night. The GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) is fast enough even for Medium details because it can show 87FPS while the GeForce MX350 (25W) can’t reach the 60 FPS mark on Low settings.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6, 25W / 28.5W)

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)

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