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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 – the MX350 is 15% faster but the performance of Vega 7 is impressive

The mobile Zen 2 processors are on the market for some time and their success is inevitable – they combine powerful CPU and decent iGPU into a single chip. Not so long ago, the Intel Iris G7 was probably the most powerful integrated graphics card but right now things have changed – AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 and Vega 8 are the kings of the iGPUs and there is no doubt in that.

That’s why for today’s comparison we picked NVIDIA’s most powerful low-end GPU right now – the GeForce MX350 and its contender will be the Radeon RX Vega 7. Both are fresh products so it’ll be interesting to see the end result.

See all configurations with GeForce MX350 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

Contents

Specs overview

The NVIDIA GeForce MX350 is the successor of the MX250 but it’s much different than the previous-gen GPU. In short, the MX350 is the good “old” GTX 1050 but the memory bus is cut to just 64-bit and the TGP is decreased a lot – 25W. However, at least on paper, the new NVIDIA low-end king seems like a much more capable graphics card compared to the MX250. First of all, it’s a Pascal video card that is based on the GP107 chip, and it has 640 shader units and 16 ROPs. The base and the boost frequencies are the 1354 MHz and 1468 MHz, respectively. The memory is clocked at 7008 MHz.

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 is an integrated video card. This means that it has 512 MB memory but it uses the system RAM as well when games need more than half a gigabyte of video memory. At least in our case, this process is automatic and there is no option in BIOS to increase or decrease the amount of system memory that the iGPU can use. We saw 8150 MB allocated system memory for the iGPU solely in DOOM Eternal when we applied the Ultra Nightmare preset.

Apart from that, this iGPU has 448 shader units, 8 ROPs, and the combined default TDP can vary between 15W and 45W because this integrated GPU can be found in AMD Ryzen 7 4700U that has just 15W TDP and the best possible scenario is the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H that has 45W TDP. In our case, our test sample comes with AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS – this is the same CPU as the non-HS one but it has 35W TDP which is still enough for Vega 7.

GPU comparison table

 GeForce MX350Radeon RX Vega 7
ArchitecturePascalVega
GPU chipGP107GCN
Shader units640 (+43%)448
ROPs16 (+100%)8
Base Clock (MHz)1354
Boost clock (MHz)14681600 (+9%)
Memory clock (MHz)7008system memory dependable
Memory size (MB)2048512MB + allocated system memory
Memory typeGDDR5DDR4
Memory bus width (bit)64
TGP (Total Graphics Power)25Wup to 15 – 45W (+up to 80%)
DirectX version12.112.1
Technology14nm7nm
RTX capabilitiesNoNo
Release date02.202001.2020
Detailed specsLinkLink

 

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)

It’s time to check the real-life performance of these two video cards.

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GOFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce MX350153 fps (+6%)126 fps (+26%)109 fps (+51%)
Radeon RX Vega 7144 fps100 fps72 fps




 

DOTA 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX350135 fps93 fps74 fps (+42%)61 fps (+49%)
Radeon RX Vega 7142 fps (+5%)100 fps (+8%)52 fps41 fps




GTA-V-benchmarks

 

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX350110 fps (+49%)45 fps (+55%)23 fps (+44%)
Radeon RX Vega 774 fps29 fps16 fps




For HonorFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce MX35039 fps (+39%)37 fps (+37%)30 fps (+43%)
Radeon RX Vega 728 fps27 fps21 fps




 

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35079 fps (+13%)56 fps (+14%)41 fps34 fps
Radeon RX Vega 770 fps49 fps44 fps (+7%)39 fps (+15%)




rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce MX35056 fps (+33%)38 fps (+39%)16 fps (+16%)
Radeon RX Vega 742 fps29 fps14 fps




Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35028 fps (+17%)21 fps
Radeon RX Vega 724 fps




 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
GeForce MX35045 fps (+29%)19 fps
Radeon RX Vega 735 fps19 fps




Doom (2016)Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35057 fps (+33%)24 fps14 fps
Radeon RX Vega 743 fps35 fps (+46%)32 fps (+129%)




Doom EternalFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, U.Nightmare (Check settings)
GeForce MX35026 fps22 fps
Radeon RX Vega 735 fps (+35%)33 fps (+50%)29 fps




Red Dead Redemption 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce MX350
Radeon RX Vega 726 fps




Metro ExodusFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce MX350
Radeon RX Vega 732 fps12 fps




Gears 5Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35050 fps (+32%)32 fps (+33%)28 fps
Radeon RX Vega 738 fps24 fps




Assassin’s Creed OdysseyFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra High (Check settings)
GeForce MX35033 fps (+14%)23 fps
Radeon RX Vega 729 fps24 fps (+4%)




HearthstoneFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce MX350228 fps (+16%)237 fps (+22%)49 fps
Radeon RX Vega 7197 fps194 fps60 fps (22%)




 

MinecraftFull HD, Minimum (Check settings)Full HD, Maximum (Check settings)
GeForce MX350527 fps (+31%)43 fps
Radeon RX Vega 7401 fps47 fps (+9%)




League Of LegendsFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, V.High (Check settings)
GeForce MX350217 fps195 fps176 fps
Radeon RX Vega 7235 fps (+8%)210 fps (+8%)192 fps (+9%)




Rocket LeagueFull HD, H.Performance (Check settings)Full HD, H.Quality (Check settings)
GeForce MX350226 fps (+67%)90 fps (+96%)
Radeon RX Vega 7135 fps46 fps




OverwatchFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce MX350101 fps (+31%)61 fps (+13%)40 fps (+43%)
Radeon RX Vega 777 fps54 fps28 fps







PUBGFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35051 fps (+24%)38 fps (+36%)36 fps (+33%)
Radeon RX Vega 741 fps28 fps27 fps20 fps




Darksiders GenesisFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Mid (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35078 fps (+34%)51 fps (+42%)42 fps (+35%)40 fps (+60%)
Radeon RX Vega 758 fps36 fps31 fps25 fps




Halo ReachFull HD, Performance (Check settings)Full HD, Original (Check settings)Full HD, Enhanced (Check settings)
GeForce MX35096 fps (+32%)86 fps (+28%)76 fps (+19%)
Radeon RX Vega 773 fps67 fps64 fps




Borderlands 3Full HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce MX35043 fps (+23%)28 fps (+22%)17 fps
Radeon RX Vega 735 fps23 fps




Team Fortress 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce MX350117 fps105 fps (+33%)
Radeon RX Vega 7126 fps (+8%)79 fps




eFootball PES 2020Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce MX35065 fps (+5%)39 fps (+3%)
Radeon RX Vega 762 fps38 fps




FIFA 20Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX350129 fps70 fps
Radeon RX Vega 7132 fps (+2%)74 fps (+6%)




The Witcher 3Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35042 fps (+24%)34 fps (+31%)25 fps (+19%)
Radeon RX Vega 734 fps26 fps21 fps




Need For Speed HeatFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35037 fps (+16%)25 fps (+9%)21 fps (+6%)
Radeon RX Vega 732 fps23 fps




Apex LegendsFull HD, Min. (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce MX35047 fps (+12%)35 fps (+13%)25 fps (+14%)
Radeon RX Vega 742 fps31 fps22 fps




Battlefield VFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35038 fps29 fps24 fps
Radeon RX Vega 745 fps (+18%)33 fps (+14%)27 fps (+13%)25 fps




Call Of Duty Modern WarfareFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35032 fps (+19%)29 fps (+26%)16 fps
Radeon RX Vega 727 fps23 fps17 fps (+6%)




ARK: Survival EvolvedFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce MX35041 fps (+46%)17 fps (+21%)
Radeon RX Vega 728 fps14 fps




Total War Three KingdomsFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce MX35046 fps (+35%)30 fps (+20%)18 fps
Radeon RX Vega 734 fps25 fps




 

WarframeFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce MX350109 fps (+14%)64 fps (+36%)
Radeon RX Vega 796 fps47 fps




Performance summary (gaming tests)

The NVIDIA GeForce MX350 is 15% faster on average compared to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 but the latter is a very capable iGPU.

GeForce MX350 vs Radeon RX Vega 7Full HD, LowFull HD, MediumFull HD, HighFull HD, UltraAverage difference %
GeForce MX350+19%+14%+11%+17%+15%
Radeon RX Vega 7

Verdict

The performance of these two GPUs is perfectly fine. First of all, the MX350 is faster compared to the MX250 and that’s good news for people who need a budget gaming machine. Our test machine was decently cool and quiet during testing – the low TGP definitely helps for that because the GPU doesn’t dissipate a lot of heat. Of course, the thermals and the noise levels can vary from machine to machine (ergo, some other MX350-based devices can be not-so-cool under load and that will lead to decreased performance as well) so pick your configuration carefully.

On the other hand, the AMD RX Vega 7 really surprises us – it’s a really fast iGPU that isn’t too far away from the performance levels of the MX350 and in some games, it’s faster than it. The Vega iGPU is showing higher FPS results in DOTA 2, Battlefield V, DOOM, Rainbow Six Siege (Very High and Ultra), and League Of Legends. The results in Doom Eternal are mindblowing for an integrated video chip – the Vega 7 was running the game on Ultra Nightmare like a boss (well, with FPS between 25 and 35 but that’s more than fine for an integrated GPU) while the MX350 was struggling even on Low because it was completely out of video memory. So, nice job AMD, the RX Vega 7 may be 13% slower compared to the GeForce MX350 but it shows us a good performance for a video card that is “hidden” into a CPU. And because of that, we are eager to see how fast is the new AMD Radeon Vega 8. Stay tuned!

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX350

All laptops equipped with the AMD RX Vega 7