Mx150 Overwatch

Mx150 Overwatch Benchmarks: Is it Any Good?

In this article, we look at Nvidia GeForce MX150 Overwatch benchmarks. Nvidia’s line of laptop dedicated graphics cards was given a new life with the GeForce MX150. It replaced the older Maxwell-based GeForce 940MX. Within a short time after it was announced in mid-2017, it started showing up in numerous high-profile laptops.

During the release, Nvidia claimed that the MX150 is around 25% powerful than the Maxwell-based GeForce 940MX and almost 4 times more powerful than the integrated Intel HD Graphics 520. From those claims alone, we can conclude that the GPU is not made for heavy modern titles gaming. Read on to find out how the MX150 performs in Overwatch.

What is Nvidia GeForce MX150

The MX150 is an entry level dedicated discrete card for notebooks. It is built on the Pascal architecture using the GP 108 chip and is manufactured using the 14 nm FinFet process at Samsung. The MX150 was released by Nvidia in May 2017. It is the laptop version of the Nvidia GT 1030 desktop card. Moreover, it has the same specs as the desktop version although it is clocked higher.

The MX150 is also the official replacement of the GeForce 940MX graphics card that appeared in lots of laptops in the years before 2017. In addition, the card features 384 shader processing units as its desktop counterpart and uses the same 64-bit interface. Card holds a maximum of 4 GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 6008 MHz.

The card exists in two variants, the regular N17S-G1-A1 which features a base frequency of 1468 MHz and can be boosted up to 1531 MHz. The other power efficient N17S-LG-A1 which has a core clock speed of 936 MHz and 1037 MHz when boosted. And, ensure you know the variant in the laptop before buying as the power efficient variant tends to be slower than the stock version.

Here’s the highest rated MX150 laptops

The MX150 Overwatch performance

Overwatch is one of the titles in Blizzard’s lineup that cement the American developer’s preference for comic graphics. As it is the case with all the Blizzard titles, the graphics quality is low on purpose.  Additionally, this is to keep the system requirements as low as possible and attracting a lot of the budget gamers. However, the textures are not bad although competing titles are much better.

In the Overwatch benchmarks by the NotebookCheck, the MXI50 averaged at 131 fps at low 1280 x 720 resolution. The laptops in the benchmark were playable in high details settings. At medium settings, 1366 x 768 resolution, the MX150 averaged at 91 fps and at high settings. And, 1920×1080 resolution, the MX150 provided an average of 51 fps which is still playable. In ultra settings at 1920×1080 resolution, the GPU provided an average of 31 fps.

Results may vary in different laptops depending on the variant of the MX150 used, addtionally, the type of CPU used, the cooling system and the type of integrated graphics.

Conclusion

The MX150 Overwatch performance is impressive as the GPU is not intended to be a high-end gaming chip. Furthermore, a lot of popular games are playable as long as the rest of your laptop hardware can support it and you don’t mind tweaking in-game settings.

Do some research before buying the laptop to ensure you are getting the regular version of the MX150 if you intend to do light gaming on it. Hopefully, you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments if you have any question.