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

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 GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1501      avg: 1543.4 (3%)     median: 1550 (3%)     max: 1565 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1694      avg: 1820.4 (5%)     median: 1852 (5%)     max: 1865 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3824      avg: 4346.5 (15%)     median: 4286 (14%)     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 (25%)     median: 3206 (26%)     max: 3477 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6      avg: 6 (76%)     median: 6 (76%)     max: 6.1 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.9      avg: 5.2 (66%)     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.3 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 800x600
41  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
28  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
98 161 ~ 130 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
57 75 ~ 66 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
50 56 64 ~ 57 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26 28 33 ~ 29 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
28.4  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
23.4  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
19.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
110  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
26  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
15  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
25  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
13  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
33 36 38 ~ 36 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
21 21 22 ~ 21 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
69  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
23  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
47  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Resident Evil 5
low 800x600
27.5 38 44.5 44.8 48.1 ~ 41 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
20 21.4 21.7 21.8 22.3 ~ 21 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.4 9.4 9.7 9.9 ~ 9 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
27.4 42.9 43.6 45.1 ~ 40 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
22.4 29.1 30 30.5 ~ 28 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
15.7 18 18.8 ~ 18 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
59  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
157  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
53  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
90  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
38  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
22  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto
low 800x600
29.8  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
16.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Left 4 Dead
low 640x480
78  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
47  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
54.9  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
21.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis Warhead
low 800x600
58  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
8.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Trackmania Nations Forever
low 640x480
89  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
75.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
47.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
low 800x600
112  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
41  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Supreme Commander - FA Bench
low 1024x768
21 27.8 ~ 24 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
19.9  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
14.3 16.8 ~ 16 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
36.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
16.4  fps      Compare