It’s been nearly four years since Maxwell’s successor was introduced, but NVIDIA continues to lean on the legendary Pascal GPU architecture for certain entry-level GeForce products. Driver strings have revealed that green team is preparing two such SKUs, the GeForce MX350 and GeForce MX330. These are Pascal-based mobile GPUs destined for laptops.
According to NotebookCheck’s findings, the higher-powered MX350 will likely utilize the GP107. This is the same GPU that powers NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 laptop variant, so mobile gamers can refer to those benchmarks for an idea of what the MX350 can deliver in terms of performance. That SKU offered 640 CUDA cores and base/boost clocks of around 1354/1493 MHz.
Based on its predecessor, the weaker MX330 should retain the use of NVIDIA’s Pascal GP108 chip, which features 384 CUDA cores. It isn’t clear whether it’ll be a refresh of the MX250, however. VideoCardz points out the possibility that it could replace the GeForce GTX 1050M.
The first laptops that feature the GeForce MX350 and MX330 are said to debut in February.