It seems that Nvidia is not planning to abandon its Pascal architecture for its next generation of MX300 graphics circuits for mobile devices, mainly laptops.
Launched in 2016, Pascal architecture come to replace architecture Maxwell still has a bright future ahead of it, with the series MX300 who will come to equip the entry level laptops.
MX300 graphics chips will have Pascal architecture
Nvidia plans to continue using its Pascal architecture in the next generation of entry-level mobile graphics processors, called MX300 and allowing casual play at a reasonable price. Some would probably have liked to see Turing architecture, or even Ampere whose specifications leaked yesterday, land on laptop, this will unfortunately not be the case this year.
Nvidia will therefore continue to capitalize on Pascal for this new generation, not without changing the range. If the engraving fineness remains unchanged at 14 nm, the number of CUDA cores will be greatly increased. Thus, at least two processors should be announced in February: MX350 and MX330. They will equip entry-level or mid-range laptops sold later in the year.
Using the current nomenclature, the MX350 will replace the MX250, going from 384 to 640 CUDA cores through the use of the chip GP107 with a 128-bit GDDR5 bus. Thus, performance should be comparable to a GTX 1050. The MX330 replace the MX230, increasing the number of threads from 256 to 384 with a GP108 chip with a 64-bit GDDR5 bus. Again, the performance gain should be significant. As usual, we will endeavor to keep our Comparative Guide to the Best Laptops up to date as manufacturers incorporate these new graphics chips.