Ever since AMD released their mobile Ryzen CPUs and started pairing it with the Radeon RX Vega graphics they overtook Intel in the game of the integrated GPUs. However, is it good enough to battle one of the most popular laptop GPUs? The wide popularity of the GeForce MX150 is not a coincidence by any means – it offers great performance at a low cost and moreover – very low TDP.
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First of all, both of the GPUs are built on a 14nm architecture. Given the fact that the Radeon RX Vega 10 is an integrated solution, it uses just 10W of power, whereas the GeForce MX150 is rated at 25W. Additionally, the AMD GPU has 640 shading units compared to the 384 CUDA cores of the NVIDIA graphics chip. However, in the frequency department is where we see a huge difference – RX Vega 10 has a Base frequency of 300 MHz and reaches 1100 MHz in Boost, while the Base clock speed of the MX150 is 1469 MHz and goes up to 1532 MHz in Boost.
Another battle is won for the GeForce MX150 in the memory department, where it has its own dedicated memory. There are two options – 2 GB or 4 GB of GDDR5 with a bandwidth of 48.1 GB/s. On the other side, the Radeon RX Vega 10 shares the memory with the system, hence its bandwidth is widely system dependent.
While the results of the synthetic benchmarks were various, all of them were stating the same thing – superiority for the GeForce MX150.
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)
However, the results from the benchmarks were confirmed in the real world gaming tests, where on some occasions, the frame rates shown by the MX150 are almost doubling the scores of its competitor.
|CS:GO||Full HD, Low (Check settings)||Full HD, Medium (Check settings)||Full HD, MAX (Check settings)|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 10||71 fps||52 fps||40 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce MX150||117 fps||96 fps||74 fps|
|Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)||Full HD, Low (Check settings)||Full HD, Medium (Check settings)||Full HD, Very High (Check settings)|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 10||43 fps||– fps||– fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce MX150||82 fps||33 fps||– fps|
Expected or not, the winner in this showdown is the NVIDIA GeForce MX150. It provides almost double performance, compared to the Radeon RX Vega 10. On the other side, this comes at the expense of higher power consumption and heat output.
All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX150