[FPS Benchmarks] The Witcher 3 on NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W) – MX450 is 63% faster

The Witcher 3 probably doesn’t need any kind of introduction because the game is very popular. The title was released in 2015 but the visual quality of the game is still good even by today’s standards. In addition, The Witcher 3 offers a long and interesting single-player campaign, a good soundtrack, and a lot of fights with monsters.

People with low-end devices can be happy because the game is light and it doesn’t need too much video memory for Ultra quality. That’s why for this article we’ll compare two inexpensive GPUs with 2GB of VRAM – the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) and MX350 (25W).

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

The Witcher 3 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) 72 fps (+71%) 51 fps (+50%) 42 fps (+68%) 28 fps
GeForce MX350 (25W) 42 fps 34 fps 25 fps


It’s not a surprise that the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) is faster compared to the GeForce MX350 (25W). No matter the visual quality, the GeForce MX450 (GDDR6/25W) is miles ahead. We are talking about a 63% lead on average which is a lot. The GeForce MX350 (25W) is suitable for Low or maybe 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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1 year ago

please check release dates. mx350 is newer?