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The NVIDIA GeForce MX350 is a GTX 1050 in Disguise

Rebranding old products and selling them as part of a new generation isn’t anything new in the hardware market. AMD did it multiple times with Polaris, NVIDIA also does it with their lower-end SKUs and Intel too, has been rebranding its older Core i7s as the next-gen i3s (kind of). These practices although completely legit, draw a considerable amount of flak from enthusiasts and critics alike. The newest GPU to join the rebranded club is the upcoming GeForce MX350. Turns out that the MX350 is a variant of the Pascal-based GTX 1050. Of course, NVIDIA will never officially confirm this but we know better.

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Credits: _rogame
  • NVIDIA_DEV.1C91.0922.1028 = “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050”
  • NVIDIA_DEV.1C94.3FD3.17AA = “NVIDIA GeForce MX350”

As you can see, the MX350 is going to be based on the same Pascal die as the GTX 1050. Let’s consider the specs for a moment:

GTX 1050 (2GB)MX350 (est)MX250
Shaders640640384
Boost Clock~1400 MHz~1500 MHz~1550 MHz
Memory2GB GDDR54GB GDDR54 GB GDDR5
Bus Width128-bit128-bit64-bit
Memory Size7 Gbps7 Gbps7 Gbps

Keep in mind that these are the speculated specs, not official figures provided by NVIDIA. We also have a benchmark, courtesy of the Chinese outlet, ITHome:

As you can see, the MX350 is 10-15% faster than the preceding MX250. Nothing extraordinary, but just about what you’d expect from a cut-down GTX 1050. We’ll keep you posted and update this story as we hear more.

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ITHome

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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