It looks like Nvidia has quietly unveiled yet another brand new GPU. This time around, it’s the MX150 mobile GPU, which apparently will be fitted on HP’s recently announced Envy 13 Ultrabook. Of course, just like the green company’s previous GT 1030 graphics card, the MX150 GPU appeared without much fanfare.
Unfortunately, not much is known about Nvidia’s newest mobile GPU. According to the specifications of HP’s Envy 13 Ultrabook, the MX150 GPU features 2GB of VRAM capacity (GDDR5). Knowing this, Nvidia’s MX150 GPU could very well be a mobile variant of its desktop-grade GT 1030 graphics card.
If that were the case, then consumers shouldn’t expect the MX150 GPU to come with superior gaming performance. That said, for a productivity-oriented notebook, the MX150 GPU is certainly a perfect fit for the HP Envy 13. It seems rather odd, however, that Nvidia chose to go with the MX150 name. For those who don’t remember, the company also has an old mobile GPU called the GeForce 2 MX200.
It’ll be interesting to see the difference in performance and power efficiency between the MX150 and Nvidia’s older 940MX mobile GPU. It’s not known whether the MX150 mobile GPU will be used in more multimedia notebooks in the future. Hopefully, we’ll get to some during Computex 2017.