Earlier this month, NVIDIA quietly released the Maxwell-based entry-level GeForce MX130 and MX110, joining the earlier Pascal-based MX150. The MX130 and MX110 product pages were later updated to specify that they were Maxwell-based parts. These discrete mobile GPUs are OEM-focused, and fill out the very bottom of NVIDIA’s mobile GPU product stack.

Officially, as with previous low-end GPU launches, NVIDIA is remaining tight-lipped on formal GPU specifications. In lieu of hard numbers on CUDA cores and clocks – the latter of which is variable among laptop designs due to power and cooling – NVIDIA is citing performance relative to the Intel UHD 620, the iGPU featured in the i5-7200U (and most other Intel 8th Gen Core CPUs). There the company has the MX110 listed as 1.5x faster in games than the UHD 620, while the MX130 is cited as 2.5x faster. In comparison, the MX150 was cited at 4x faster than the Intel's iGPU.

Best Guess: NVIDIA Laptop Video Card Specification Comparison
  MX150 MX130 MX110
CUDA Cores 384 384 256
ROPs 16 8 8
Boost Clock Variable Variable Variable
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5/DDR3 GDDR5/DDR3
Memory Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
VRAM <=2GB <=2GB <=2GB
GPU GP108 GM108 GM108
Manufacturing Process Samsung 14nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Launch Date 05/26/2017 11/2017 11/2017

Presumably, these parts are GM108-based 940MX and 920MX rebrands, a common occurrence in mobile GPUs. A SiSoftware entry for a Dell Latitude 5591, mentioned on a Dell Accessories product page, details the MX130 as a 384 CUDA core configuration at 1189 MHz, which again suggests a rebranded GeForce 940MX. Based on the performance difference between the MX130 and MX110, it is likely that the MX110 is a rebrand of the 256 CUDA core 920MX, as opposed to the 384 CUDA core 930MX. As the MX130 and MX110 features both DDR3 and GDDR5 interfaces, OEMs may outfit video memory as they see fit.

Both Maxwell parts support Optimus and Turbo Boost 2.0. As is typical with their low-end mobile product launches, NVIDIA had no further details or information to provide.

Source: NVIDIA (via SH SOTN)

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  • Flunk - Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - link

    Not much of a point in these GPUs, not worth the power draw. Reply
  • Pork@III - Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - link

    https://images.nvidia.com/geforce-com/internationa...

    "the UHD 620, while the MX130 is cited as 2.5x faster"

    This is nor true MX150 is cited to 2.5x than oldest HD 520 based on graph in own website of Nvidia...MX130 is slower than MX150.

    Maybe you have to make your calculations again so you do not write lies.
    Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - link

    No, they are using the correct information. The slide you posted is specifically talking about accelerating photo editing.

    Nvidia claims the stated numbers in the article on their own page:
    https://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/nvi...
    https://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/nvi...
    Reply
  • Pork@III - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - link

    La, la, la! Nvidia say: "up to" but below the line: "relative" :D
    Einstain HELP me to undertand the true!
    Reply
  • vasubandu - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - link

    To everyone who has commented just want to say thanks. Very enlightening. Reply
  • CapricornOne - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - link

    Maybe it's just because it's early in the morning, but it's nice to see a set of critical comments with some good points without being caustic. Reply
  • HStewart - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - link

    One thing that would be cool, is for Intel to work with NVidia give people to use NVidia GPU's in similar packaging that they did with Radeon CPU's. With Intel's packaging, there is no reason that this could not happen. Reply

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