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NVIDIA GeForce 320M

The NVIDIA GeForce 320M is an integrated chipset graphics card for Core 2 Duo based laptops and successor of the GeForce 9400M. It does not feature dedicated graphics memory but uses the systems main memory instead (shared memory, in Mac OS X 256 MB from the main memory). Therefore, the performance is not as good as similar cards with dedicated graphics RAM. The mGPU is based on the GT216 core (as the GeForce GT 325M e.g.) and offers 32 shader cores. The similar called GeForce GT 320M is a dedicated graphics card and a bit faster than the Geforce 320M.

The gaming performance of the GeForce 320M should be compareable to a GeForce 310M and even better. Therefore, older and less demanding games should run in high details fluently. Modern and demanding games like Crysis or NFS Shift should only run in low detail settings.

The 320M also supports PureVideo HD (VP4) to decode HD videos with the GPU. Using CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute the shaders of the GPU can also be used for other calculations (like encoding videos).

The GeForce 320M is not similar to the GeForce GT 320M, which is based on a GeForce 9600M GT.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 300M Series
GeForce 320M 32 @ 450MHz? Bit

GeForce 310M

16 @ 606 / 625MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 315M

16 @ 606MHz64 Bit @ 790MHz

GeForce 305M

16 @ 525MHz64 Bit @ 700MHz
CodenameMCP89
ArchitectureGT2xx
Pipelines32 - unified
Core Speed *450 MHz
Shader Speed *950 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
MacOS X: 256MB shared Memory
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement01.04.2010
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1694      avg: 1820.4 (5%)     median: 1852 (5%)     max: 1865 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1501      avg: 1543.4 (4%)     median: 1550 (4%)     max: 1565 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3824      avg: 4346.5 (15%)     median: 4286 (15%)     max: 4754 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6483      avg: 7168.3 (19%)     median: 7357.5 (20%)     max: 7475 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 10494      avg: 10494 (7%)     median: 10494 (7%)     max: 10494 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13694      avg: 16219 (27%)     median: 16219 (27%)     max: 18744 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 10.67      avg: 11.3 (10%)     median: 11.3 (10%)     max: 11.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2172      avg: 3015.3 (26%)     median: 3206 (27%)     max: 3477 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.9      avg: 5.2 (66%)     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.3 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6      avg: 6 (76%)     median: 6 (76%)     max: 6.1 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
41  fps      Compare
med.:
28  fps      Compare
ultra:
7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
low:
98 161 ~ 130 fps      Compare
med.:
57 75 ~ 66 fps      Compare
high:
50 56 64 ~ 57 fps      Compare
ultra:
26 28 33 ~ 29 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Civilization 5 (2010): Not playable with a weaker graphics card. - more...
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
28.4  fps      Compare
med.:
23.4  fps      Compare
high:
19.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
110  fps      Compare
med.:
26  fps      Compare
high:
15  fps      Compare
ultra:
8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Just Cause 2 (2010): Not playable with a weaker graphics card. - more...
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
25  fps      Compare
med.:
13  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising (2010): Playable with a weaker graphics card in detail settings low. - more...
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
33 36 38 ~ 36 fps      Compare
med.:
21 21 22 ~ 21 fps      Compare
high:
14  fps      Compare
ultra:
9  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low:
69  fps      Compare
med.:
23  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 (2009)
low:
27.5 38 44.5 44.8 48.1 ~ 41 fps      Compare
high:
20 21.4 21.7 21.8 22.3 ~ 21 fps      Compare
ultra:
8.4 9.4 9.7 9.9 ~ 9 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed Shift (2009): Not playable with a weaker graphics card. - more...
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
Colin McRae: DIRT 2 (2009)
low:
27.4 42.9 43.6 45.1 ~ 40 fps      Compare
med.:
22.4 29.1 30 30.5 ~ 28 fps      Compare
high:
15.7 18 18.8 ~ 18 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
59  fps      Compare
ultra:
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
ArmA 2 (2009): Not playable with a weaker graphics card. - more...
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
157  fps      Compare
med.:
53  fps      Compare
high:
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F.E.A.R. 2
F.E.A.R. 2 (2009)
low:
90  fps      Compare
med.:
38  fps      Compare
high:
22  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
low:
29.8  fps      Compare
med.:
16.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead (2008)
low:
78  fps      Compare
high:
47  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 (2008)
low:
54.9  fps      Compare
high:
21.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis Warhead
Crysis Warhead (2008)
low:
58  fps      Compare
ultra:
8.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID (2008): Playable with a weaker graphics card in detail settings low. - more...
Trackmania Nations Forever
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008)
low:
89  fps      Compare
high:
75.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
47.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare (2007)
low:
112  fps      Compare
med.:
41  fps      Compare
high:
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Supreme Commander - FA Bench
Supreme Commander - FA Bench (2007)
low:
21 27.8 ~ 24 fps      Compare
med.:
19.9  fps      Compare
high:
14.3 16.8 ~ 16 fps      Compare