[FPS Benchmarks] Gears 5 on NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W) – MX450 is 59% faster

Gears 5 is the successor of Gears Of War 4 and it uses the same engine as the previous game. Expectedly, the visual quality of the title is definitely good, the game is well-optimized, and in most cases, a low-end dGPU is enough for Low settings.

For this article, we’ll show you two not-so-powerful video cards – the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W). Both rivals have equal power limits and VRAM capacity so it looks like a fair battle.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 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)

Gears 5 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) 78 fps (+59%) 51 fps (+59%) 43 fps (+59%) 26 fps
GeForce MX350 (25W) 49 fps 32 fps 27 fps


Expectedly, the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) is the winner in this comparison. No matter the visual quality, this GPU is 59% faster compared to the MX350 (25W) and that’s a big performance gap. On the other hand, the MX350 (25W) can show 49 FPS on Low quality which is okay for the single-player campaign. If you don’t mind playing with around 32 FPS, you can even use Medium quality.

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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