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Nvidia MX550 up to 36% faster than its predecessor according to benchmark

It seems that Nvidia will have new entry-level MX mobile GPUs in the near future and we can expect a pretty good generational performance bump. According to the first benchmark results for the supposed ‘MX550’ GPU, it will be up to 36 percent faster than its predecessor. It will also be the first Ampere GPU paired with 2GB of VRAM. 

As spotted by ITHome, a Geekbench entry recently popped up, claiming performance results for the unreleased MX550 laptop GPU. The chip was housed in a Lenovo laptop running an Intel 12th Gen Core i7 processor, and 16GB of memory. The MX550 is shown as packing 16 CUs, for a total of 2048 CUDA cores, 2GB of VRAM and maximum clock speeds of 1500MHz.

The undisclosed Lenovo laptop underwent Geekbench’s OpenCL test, scoring 39,124 points. That’s about 36% faster than the average MX450-equipped system. To put this score into perspective, it is roughly on par with an AMD RX 570.

While we know how much memory the MX550 uses, we do not know the type of memory, or the specs for the memory bus. Considering everything else we know so far though, it is likely GDDR6 memory running on either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory bus.

KitGuru says: With Intel and AMD expected to launch new laptop and desktop GPUs in early 2022, we can expect Nvidia to have some new launches of its own, with the MX550 being amongst them. 

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