The Nvidia GeForce MX250 is a lower-end dedicated video card. It isn’t as fast as the full blown gaming video cards like those from the GeForce GTX and RTX series. But, the GeForce MX250 is noticeably faster than most of the widely used integrated graphics processors. For example, the popular Intel UHD series. On the other hand, it performs similar to beefed-up integrated graphics processors, such as the Intel Iris Plus series. As a plus in comparison to the integrated graphics processors, the MX250 has its own memory with a capacity of 2GB or 4GB, so it doesn’t have to use the laptop’s system memory.
There are two versions of the Nvidia GeForce MX250 – the full-performance with a power consumption of 25 Watts and a lower-performance 10-Watt version. Unfortunately, there’s usually no info in laptops’ specs sheets on which version is used. Typically, the 25-Watt MX250 is used in the regular “full-size” laptops, like the common mid-range 15.6-inch models. The 10-Watt version can be usually found in thin-and-light and ultra-portable laptops.
Nvidia GeForce MX250 Benchmark
As expected, the Nvidia GeForce MX250 benchmarks put the graphics processor on the lower end of the spectrum and the difference between the 25-Watt and 10-Watt versions isn’t huge.
The results indicate the MX250 is good for light games and select heavier games on lower graphics detail settings. You can take a look at what particular games look like when playing on the MX250 graphics processor in the videos section of this page below.
Please note that gaming performance a laptop depends, besides the graphics processor, on the main processor, system memory configuration (dual-channel versus weaker single-channel), system memory size, the laptop’s cooling system, and other factors.