In this article, you will find our UHD 620 vs MX150 comparison that will help you choose the right graphics card. There have been significant improvements in the integrated GPUs space over the last few years with Intel introducing the UHD Graphics 620 in its 8 th generation CPUs. Find out how the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 fares against the dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX150
Intel UHD Graphics 620
The UHD 620 is an integrated graphic processing unit released by Intel in September 2017 for its 8 th generation CPUs (Kaby Lake generation). The chip is manufactured in the 14 nm FinFet technology. It supports DirectX 12_1 API and features QuickSync.
The GPU has 24 shader units and a core clock speed of 300 MHz which can be boosted up to an impressive 1150 MHz. The GPUs integrated into the processors have no dedicated memory and they use a shared part of the system RAM. The UHD 600 uses LPDDR3 and DDR4 memory type using either the 64-bit or 128-bit memory bus interface. The UHD 620 supports up to 32 GB of RAM.
Here’s the highest rated UHD 620 laptops
Nvidia GeForce MX150
The MX150 is an entry-level dedicated GPU for laptops released by Nvidia in 2017. It is the laptop form of the GeForce GT 1030 for desktops and it replaced the Maxwell-based Nvidia GeForce 940MX. The MX150 is based on the newer Pascal architecture and is manufactured using the 14 nm technology process.
The MX150 graphics card has 384 shader units and operates at a base frequency of 1468 MHz which can be boosted up to 1532 MHz. It has a maximum memory of 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64-bit interface. The memory speed is clocked at 6000 MHz and has a maximum memory bandwidth of 48.08 GB/s. The GeForce MX150 supports the DirectX 12_1 and OpenGL 4.6 APIs.
Here’s the highest rated MX150 laptops
UHD 620 vs MX150 Benchmark performance
In our UHD 620 vs MX150 comparison, we have found that the dedicated Nvidia MX150 performs better than, in some cases double the UHD 620 in all non-gaming benchmarks. The MX150 scored more than double the UHD 620 in the 3DMark Fire strike Score. And, the 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.
MX150 triumphs over the integrated UHD Graphics 620 in all the gaming benchmarks, in GTA V low settings, the MX150 achieves 135 fps which is more than three times what the UHD 620 provides (40 fps). The MX150 doubles the UHD 620 again on Fortnite low settings (720p) with 130 fps against 50 fps. At medium 1080p, the MX150 drops to 59 fps while the UHD 620 drops to 24 fps.
In PUBG, the MX150 provides 71 fps against the integrated GPU’s 24 fps at low 720p settings. The UHD 620 hits 60 fps in Overwatch low 720p while MX150 provides 132 fps, in medium 768p. Additionally, it falls to 50 fps while the MX150 falls to 95 fps.
The UHD 620 is not meant for heavy gaming although it can run popular games such as GTA V, CS GO, and DOTA 2 at playable frame rates in lower resolutions. However, it is more recent and supports QuickSync (Intel CPUs hardware acceleration for video encoding/ decoding). The MX150 performs much better in all tests and has more shader units. And also, is less power hungry (10W vs 15W). Hope you found our UHD 620 vs MX150 guide helpful. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments!