Remember that MX150 mobile graphics card we covered recently
? NVIDIA has just let the cat out of the bag, with an announcement that seemingly confirms the specs we were expecting. NVIDIA is selling this mobile GPU's space as the expected IGP-upgrade, citing up to 3x superior performance-per-Watt compared to previous-generation Maxwell-based GeForce 940MX laptops. In other words, GeForce MX150 enables thinner laptops that run applications faster while sipping less power.
NVIDIA says that MX150 graphics fly through photo editing tasks, cropping, resizing and enhancing photos up to 2.5x faster than integrated GPUs. Editing, remastering and rendering in popular GPU-accelerated applications is also up to 4x faster than on a basic laptop equipped solely with integrated graphics. NVIDIA is positioning its new GeForce MX150 laptops as up to 4x faster than basic laptops with integrated graphics in popular online games. Specs-wise, it retains the GT 1030's 384 CUDA cores (the same as the 940MX), bringing 16 nm tech to entry-level graphics (the 940MX leveraged the 28 nm process.) These are now solely paired with GDDR5 memory, whereas the 940MX could paired with GDDR5 or GDDR3, and most of its graphics performance increases come from the higher clocks allowed by NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, as well as the increase in ROPs that transition entails.