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NVIDIA's Pascal architecture refuses to disappear

Just months after arriving at our laptops with GeForce MX230 and GeForce MX250 graphics cards, we expect to get another brand new generation - still based on the same Veteran at 14 nm

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One of the biggest historical sins in the graphics card industry has been the use of (very) controversial tactics of rebranding for old chips into low-end market products - sometimes without extra Rules and even with a cut in capabilities compared to the previous generation, when it is quite clear that consumers without deep technical knowledge who constitute the main target audience at these price levels may be confused and decide on extra charge for the brand new.

Both AMD and Have tended to adopt the method in their products in both the stationary and the mobile market, and although it can be stated today that the situation is significantly good thanks to the strengthening of the capabilities of built-in graphics cores in processors which significantly reduced the demand for cheap dedicated graphics units - we can still find re-branding of past chips New to that now.

More active processing units, and maybe Better dynamics - but everything is still based on the same familiar manufacturing process that has been with us for four years

According to recent reports, in Plans for GeForce MX330 and GeForce MX350 Cards to be "New" for Computers Over the next few months, with intent to network the MX110, MX130, MX150 models and of course the MX230 and MX250 that can be found in a large number of products Compact in stores.

Why "new"? Well, underneath the updated names we will still expect old cores in Pascal architecture based on Samsung's 14 nm manufacturing process making their market debut during 2016 - not exactly the technology record On the days when we hear prophecies about the architecture that will replace the , And this is something that will undoubtedly hurt the performance potential of the mobile world where capabilities are dictated primarily by the humble action provider available.

NVIDIA prides itself on having graphical processing products for all mobile devices of all sizes and price levels - but the selection may be more limited at the lower end of the future generation

The MX330 and The MX350 should be more powerful than their direct counterparts in the current generation - because the MX330 is based on a full GP108 core with 384 CUDA units compared to the GP108 core with only 256 CUDA units on MX230 (and in MX130 before it), while the MX350 will be based on a larger GP107 core with 640 CUDA units, for the first time in the brand MX.

However, it is worth remembering that without an improvement in the production process, actual power consumption will increase according to performance growth - so that while the MX330 can replace the MX250 with computers Thin and lightweight with a reasonable price, the MX350 is likely to be available only in larger, heavier and thicker models due to a power shell that will probably exceed 40 watts (compared to 15 watts or 25 watts for the MX250 which includes 384 CUDA processors). .

When will we see the generation Retires fully and passes the baton to Even in the most budget models on the set? We are keeping our fingers crossed that this will happen as early as 2020. And you?

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