[FPS Benchmarks] Dota 2 on NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W) – MX450 is 40% faster

Dota 2 is one of the most successful MOBA games alongside League Of Legends. The game is free-to-play and it can be acquired via Steam. The title uses Valve’s own Source engine and the good news is the game is very light.

Probably that’s one of the main reasons behind the success of the title – it runs on almost every dGPU and iGPU on the market. For this comparison, we have picked two not-so-expensive low-end dGPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 list.

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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)

 

DOTA 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) 164 fps (+21%) 135 fps (+45%) 110 fps (+49%) 89 fps (+46%)
GeForce MX350 (25W) 135 fps 93 fps 74 fps 61 fps




Verdict

Actually, we are a bit surprised how fast is the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) when it’s directly compared to the GeForce MX350 (25W) – on average, the bigger GPU is 40% faster. This is a serious difference and if you play Dota 2 a lot, the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) looks like a better choice because it’s a lot faster compared to the GeForce MX350 (25W) (at least when it comes to Dota 2).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 list.

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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Walglenut
Walglenut
7 months ago

Can you replace an MX350 by an MX450 in a laptop?

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