Question Is GeForce MX250 (10W version) sufficient for basic-intermediate video editing?

Oct 1, 2019
Hi there,

I'm trying to get a laptop custom built, a major limitation being the fact that it needs to run on 90W. The most powerful GPU that the company I'm speaking with (pcspecialist) can offer within a 90W system is the GeForce MX250, and it's the 10W version, which apparently is up to 25% less powerful than the 25W version.

The other main specs are:
Intel i7 six core 9750H (2.6GHz, 4.5GHz turbo)
32Gb Corsair 2666MHz DDR4 RAM
1Tb Samsung 860 QVO 2.5" SSD

The machine's primary purpose is music production, but I was hoping to do some basic-intermediate video editing too. By this I mean cutting and splicing 1080p footage from my smartphone and video that I've captured from my screen, and arranging it all into fairly short (5-10min) videos, probably with some use of split screen arrangement between the live and screen capture footage, but no 'special effects' or anything like that. An example of something similar:

I had thought about adding an eGPU in future if I needed one, but I cannot get a Thunderbolt port on a system with such low wattage, and apparently Thunderbolt is essential for eGPU. So I'd really like to know how much I'm limiting myself with this GPU as the only graphics processor available to me long-term.

Will it do the job? Any advice much appreciated.