Nvidia has released the new GeForce MX150 GPU for laptops, a Pascal-based graphics processor aimed at the entry-level market.
Nvidia says that the upcoming GeForce MX150 laptops will run applications and games with a fraction of the power compared to previous-generation Maxwell-based GeForce 940MX laptops, giving you up to 3x superior performance-per-Watt.
Nvidia has not provided much details about the new GPU, other than it uses GDDR5. We could assume that most of MX150's performance advantage over the 940MX comes from clockspeed improvements, with a smaller uptick from architectural gains. The counterpoint to that is that these are entry-level laptop parts that are frequently going to be paired with 15W Intel U-series CPUs. NVIDIA advertises these GPUs as offering multiple times the performance of Intel's HD 620 iGPU, however given the higher power consumption of the GPU,
With Computex kicking off next week, expect to see many laptop announcements based on the new GPU, from Acer, Asus, Clevo, MSI, and HP.