[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W) – MX450 is 55% faster on average


Borderlands 3 is a fresh-looking game thanks to its unique visual style because of the cell-shading tech. Aside from the graphics, the game offers a long single-player campaign full of main and side missions, a good soundtrack, a lot of humor, and tons of DLCs for those who want additional content.

This game isn’t light when it comes to system requirements, especially on High or Badass presets. On the other hand, the visual settings up to Medium aren’t that heavy. That’s why for this article we have picked two inexpensive graphics solutions – the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 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)

Borderlands 3 Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) 71 fps (+61%) 44 fps (+57%) 25 fps (+47%) 17 fps
GeForce MX350 (25W) 44 fps 28 fps 17 fps


On average, the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) is 55% faster compared to the GeForce MX350 (25W). That’s a big difference and if money isn’t a problem, the GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) is the better choice in this comparison because it’s much faster than its competitor. The GeForce MX350 (25W) is suitable for Very Low settings with its 44 FPS which isn’t bad at all.

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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