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NVIDIA GeForce MX130 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX150 – benchmarks and gaming tests

NVIDIA’s GeForce MX130 is another budget-friendly solution incorporated in many new ultra-portable or budget mainstream laptops. For the purposes of today’s comparison, we have decided to put it side by side with company’s entry-level dedicated GPU – the NVIDIA GeForce MX150.

You can check out our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking to see these two graphics cards and many more.

Specs overview

A quick run through the specs of the NVIDIA GeForce MX130 reveals 384 shader cores, 24 TMUs, and 8 ROPs. Manufactured through a 28 nm process, the graphics card is based on the Maxwell architecture and supports DirectX 12.0. Moreover, it is equipped with 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory connected using a 64-bit memory bus. NVIDIA GeForce MX130 is running at a base frequency of 1122 MHz, which can reach 1242 MHz. Also, the TDP is rated at 30W.

Moving on to its rival – the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 is part of the Pascal lineup of GPUs with a total of 384 shader (CUDA) cores, 24 TMUs, and 8 ROPs. Built on a 14nm manufacturing process, it also offers support for DirectX 12_1. In addition, the GPU operates at a relatively high base frequency of 1469 MHz, while the Boost frequencies reach up to 1532 MHz. Other specs include 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 64-bit interface, as well as relatively low TDP of 25W.

Check out the NVIDIA’s GeForce MX130 full specs here and GeForce MX150 ’s over here.

Benchmarks

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

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

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

In the graph above you can see an approximate comparison between the two GPUs that can be found in Acer Aspire 5 and Dell Inspiron 7773 respectively. Judging by the results from our benchmark tests, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 outperforms the MX130 with 44% when it comes to the Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark. It also delivers better performance in our Unigine Heaven 3.0 and 4.0 tests (6-25% better). On top of all this, MX150 surpasses its opponent with around 8% as far as the Unigine Superposition benchmark is concerned.

Gaming tests

GTA V
GTA-V-benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)HD 768p, Low (Check settings)HD 768p, Medium (Check settings)HD 768p, Very High (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5)80 fps37 fps11 fps
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)103 fps (+29%)43 fps (+16%)21 fps (+91%)

CS:GO

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GOHD 768p, Low (Check settings)HD 768p, Medium (Check settings)HD 768p, MAX (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5)115 fps93 fps79 fps
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)129 fps (+12%)102 fps (+10%)73 fps (-8%)

Conclusion

To sum thing up, we have an undisputed winner and this is unsurprisingly the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 which smashes its opponent in all 4/4 benchmark tests.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX130

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX150