NVIDIA GeForce MX250 and GeForce MX 230 are two new models of notebook GPUs that the Californian company will propose to partners for medium / low end devices. The producer, who at the moment has not yet issued any official announcement, has actually introduced the two products on the price list, a sign that availability should not be far away.
The GeForce MX250 was already discussed last December NVIDIA GeForce MX250, a new, inexpensive notebook GPU is on the way when we hypothesized a chip with Pascal architecture for the low end, optimized above all in terms of consumption.
NVIDIA at the time did not disclose the full technical specifications of the two GPUs, but confirms the umpteenth rebrand of the Pascal architecture, a sign that most likely there will be no particular improvements in performance. Waiting for more detailed information from NVIDIA, we can hypothesize an eventual increase of the clock frequencies, while on the Cuda Core front we can not unbalance ourselves.
The new GeForce MX250 and MX230 will replace the current GeForce MX150 / MX130 in the mesio / low range for the notebook market; looking at the few data published on the NVIDIA site, no major news emerges compared to the previous generation: it speaks of GDDR5 memory (2 / 4GB with 64bit bus?), NVIDIA Optimus, GPU Boost 3.0, support DirectX12 (level_1), PCI interface- And 3.0 and other features already present on previous models. The only novelties of the new GeForce MX200 series seem to be the native support Open CL 1.2 and Open GL 4.6 (4.5 on old models).
As for absolute performance, NVIDIA declares data that at least creates some confusion. The GeForce MX250 is credited with in-game performance 3.5 times higher than the Intel UHD 620 (Core i5-8265U Wishkey Lake), while for a GeForce MX150 it claims superior performance up to 4 times compared to the same integrated Intel. So we do not have to wait for further communications from the company