The NVIDIA MX series graphics cards are often nicknamed “light cards” because of their very low specifications and slow architecture upgrades, and the latest generation of the MX330 and MX350 is still the previous Pasca architecture. The latest exclusive intelligence from NotebookCheck shows that the MX300 series is just getting released, but NVIDIA is already preparing for the next generation of products, which will be born at the end of this year, and this time finally using the latest Turing architecture to counter the Xe DG1 discrete graphics card from Intel Tiger 11 Core.
The message shows that the successor of the MX350, codenamed “N18S-G5”, will be based on the Turing architecture of the TU117 core, that is, from the GTX 1650, thermal design power control at 25W, the most amazing thing is to support PCIe 4.0!
You know, AMD has fully supported PCIe 4.0, Intel is also introduced, NVIDIA has not been any news, and now to introduce PCIe 4.0 on an entry-level notebook graphics card, really did not think, this also shows that the next generation ampere architecture will almost certainly fully support PCIe 4.0.
The specific number of stream processors for the N18S-G5 is not yet confirmed, but it should be not surprising that the TU117 core complete 896, performance is expected to reach the GTX 1650 Max-Q version of the grade, and the current MX350 is basically only the GTX 1050 Max-Q about 80% of the power.
The new card will have two versions, one of which is the memory, one standard 5GHz GDDR6, and the other is optional 3.5GHz GDDR5 or 5GHz GDDR6, but the bit width is cut to 64 bits.
The difference two is the packaging method, one is 960-ball 29 x 29 mm, the second is 603-ball 23 x 23 mm, suitable for different equipment.
The n18S-G5 will be in production in May-June this year for the Intel Tiger Lake-U light-weight platform, which will be launched at the end of the year, while the existing MX330 and MX350 will continue to coexist with the Ice Lake-U and Comet Lake-U thin platforms for some time.
New cards have appeared in the 3DMark database, with 5GHz 2GB GDDR6 memory, but because it’s an engineering machine, it’s a Comet Lake-U i7-10510U processor.