NVIDIA’s not too long ago introduced GeForce RTX 2050 & MX500 collection laptop computer GPUs have been examined in 3DMark Time Spy & benchmarks aren’t trying that nice.
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2050 & MX500 GPUs Are Entry-Degree Chips For Laptops & Their Efficiency So Far Appears Actually Underwhelming
Now we get that these are entry-level GPUs designed to interchange or supply one thing higher over the built-in GPUs supplied by AMD and Intel inside their laptops however this is the factor, not solely are the specs complicated however the elements could supply lackluster efficiency if these benchmarks are to be believed.
In our submit from yesterday, we talked about how the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 & MX570 GPUs featured an Ampere GPU (GA107) with 2048 cores and a 64-bit bus interface although there’s an underlying distinction inside the RT & Tensor cores that hasn’t been clarified by NVIDIA but. The GeForce RTX 3050 has 4 GB whereas the MX570 has 2 GB GDDR6 reminiscence. As for the MX550, it’s based mostly on the a lot older Turing TU117 structure and options simply 1024 cores and a 2 GB & 64-bit bus interface.
One fascinating factor that Zhihu (via HXL) mentions is that the TGP for the brand new laptop computer GPUs determines not solely how far the enhance clock will likely be pushed but additionally the reminiscence clock. At 20W, you get 11 Gbps, at 25-35W, you get 12 Gbps and at 40-45W, you get 14 Gbps reminiscence speeds. The RTX 2050 runs at 30 – 45W which supplies us 14 Gbps so it is already sooner than the MX570 which includes a 15-25W design for 12 Gbps. The identical is the case with the MX550.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 3DMark Time Spy Benchmark (Picture Credit: Zhihu):
NVIDIA GeForce MX550 3DMark Time Spy Benchmark (Picture Credit: Zhihu):
Now coming to the benchmarks, the RTX 2050 and GeForce MX570 are mentioned to supply virtually comparable graphics efficiency and rating round 3369 factors. The GeForce MX550 scores 2510 factors. Now in comparison with the GeForce RTX 3050, we’re taking a look at 40-45% decrease efficiency and that is on the identical structure however with the RTX 3050 sporting greater clocks and a wider bus (128-bit). This may be thought of GTX 1660 collection efficiency in 2021 which may make for some respectable positive factors over an iGPU. Now whereas there are ray-tracing cores on each these elements, do not anticipate to get any respectable efficiency out of them until you’re enjoying at 720p with DLSS set to max efficiency mode.
The NVIDIA GeForce MX550 however seems very underwhelming particularly once we keep in mind the leaked AMD Ryzen 6000 ‘Rembrandt’ APU rating of 2700 factors in 3DMark Time Spy. It seems just like the MX550 will both be on par and even free towards AMD’s RDNA 2 iGPU which makes this half just about DOA although we’ll nonetheless give it time until launch to see if the ultimate chip has some enhancements over pre-release silicon and if the ultimate drivers add some enhancements however the identical may very well be true for AMD’s Rembrandt APU in its ultimate type.