The mobile Ryzen 7 2700U APU combines a powerful Ryzen CPU with the all-new integrated Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics chip. We have already published a comparison between the higher-end Ryzen 7 2700U and the Intel Core i7-8550U, which can be found HERE.
Now it is time to juxtapose the integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 found in the Ryzen 7 2700U and the Pascal-based dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 meant for low-end notebooks.
You can check out our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking to see these two graphics cards and many more.
It is not preferable to compare the specifications of the two graphics chips directly as they have different manufacturers that use different technology. Also, the numbers do not always translate into real-life performance.
Firstly, the integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 is based on the Vega architecture and features 10 computing units and a total of 640 shaders. Manufactured through a 14 nm process, the chip ticks at a maximum frequency of 1300 MHz. Being integrated, the graphics card relies on the whole chip when it comes tо memory – the GPU benefits from fast dual-channel DDR4 RAM with up to 2400MHz clock. In this case, the average power consumption is rather low – 15W.
Moving on to the dedicated graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 is a Pascal-based GPU aimed at low-end notebooks and features 384 shader cores. It is based on the same 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and runs at a base frequency of 1468 MHz. In addition, the graphics card relies on 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and has a 25W TDP of the chip alone.
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)
Here you can see an approximate comparison between the two GPUs that can be found in Acer Swift 3 (SF315-41) and ASUS VivoBook S15 respectively. The graph above says it all – the NVIDIA’s chip performs around 58% to 123% better compared to its opponent.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
In conclusion, we can say that the better choice is probably the dedicated GeForce MX150 as it offers significant performance or at least when it comes to benchmarks. Follow this link to check gaming tests and gameplay footage recorded using the graphics chip.