NVIDIA GeForce 610M

The NVIDIA GeForce 610M is an entry level dedicated laptop graphics card and based on the same GF119 chip like the Geforce GT 520MGeForce GT 520MX and Geforce 710M. The clock rates can be up to 900MHz like the 520MX but also variants with lower clocks than the GT 520M can be found (e.g. Acer Aspire 5750G wat 672 MHz). Using DDR3, the 64 Bit memory bus may become a bottleneck for the graphics card.

Architecture

The GF119 offers 48 ALUs, 8 texture units and a 64 Bit memory interface for DDR3-VRAM. Therefore, it is similar to a half GF108 (GeForce GT 540M) but is manufactured with optimized transistors. As a difference the amount of raster-operation-processors (ROP) stayed the same at 4. The GF119 is the smallest chip of the Fermi generation and is used for low-end laptops.

Performance

As an entry level card, the (GT) 610M has to compete against the Intel HD Graphics 3000 and HD Graphics 4000. The performance depends on the chip clock speeds of the 610M and therefore ranges between the GeForce GT 520M and GT 520MX. Therefore demanding games like Crysis 2 or Mafia 2 run fluently only in the lowest detail and resolutions. Less demanding games like Fifa 11 or Sims 3 should be playable even in high detail settings.

Features

Like 500M series chips, the 610M supports Bitstream HD Audio (Blu-Ray) output via HDMI. That means the card is able to transfer Dolby True HD and DTS-HD bitstream-wise to a HiFi receiver without quality loss.

The 610M offers the PureVideo HD technology for video decoding. The included Video Processor 5 (VP5) supports feature set D and therefore the GPU is able to fully decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 ASP - e.g., DivX or Xvid), VC-1/WMV9, and H.264 (VLD, IDCT, Motion Compensation, and Deblocking). Compared to the older VP4, the VP5 offers faster decodes at lower power, HD-to-SD transcodes and 4K x 4K resolution H.264 decode support.

Furthermore, the GPU is able to decode two 1080p streams simultaneously (e.g. for Blu-Ray Picture-in-Picture).

Through CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 2.1 support, the GeForce GT 610M can be of help in general calculations. For example, the stream processor can encode videos considerably faster than a fast CPU can. Furthermore, physics calculations can be theoretically done by the GPU using PhysX (e.g. supported by Mafia 2 or Metro 2033) but the performance will not be sufficient for this.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 600M Series
GeForce 610M 48 @ 672 - 900MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz
CodenameN13M-GE
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed *672 - 900 MHz
Shader Speed *1344 - 1800 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors585 Million
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement06.12.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 525      avg: 585.8 (5%)     median: 582 (5%)     max: 654 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 459      avg: 512.8 (3%)     median: 507.5 (3%)     max: 577 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1947      avg: 2237.8 (6%)     median: 2210 (6%)     max: 2584 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1563      avg: 1880.3 (4%)     median: 1930 (4%)     max: 2148 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4333      avg: 4603.8 (16%)     median: 4598 (16%)     max: 4886 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8239      avg: 8276 (22%)     median: 8276 (22%)     max: 8313 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11688      avg: 11784 (8%)     median: 11784 (8%)     max: 11880 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7.1      avg: 7.7 (5%)     median: 7.6 (5%)     max: 8.4 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4357      avg: 7243.3 (28%)     median: 8117 (31%)     max: 9256 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 13.37      avg: 14.6 (13%)     median: 14.5 (13%)     max: 16.14 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3912      avg: 5030.5 (43%)     median: 5053 (43%)     max: 6104 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4      avg: 4.9 (61%)     median: 4.5 (56%)     max: 6.5 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.3      avg: 6.4 (81%)     median: 6.5 (82%)     max: 6.5 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.

Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011)
low:
42.6  fps      Compare
high:
12.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
36 41.4 49 ~ 42 fps      Compare
med.:
16.1 20 24 ~ 20 fps      Compare
high:
9 10.1 12 ~ 10 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
25.5  fps      Compare
med.:
16.9  fps      Compare
high:
11.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
low:
85.5  fps      Compare
med.:
34.4  fps      Compare
high:
19.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Battlefield 3
low:
19  fps      Compare
med.:
12.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12
Fifa 12 (2011)
low:
167.8 182 ~ 175 fps      Compare
med.:
81.7 93 ~ 87 fps      Compare
high:
56.9 68 ~ 62 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2011
F1 2011 (2011)
low:
75  fps      Compare
med.:
38  fps      Compare
high:
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
52 53 ~ 53 fps      Compare
high:
20 22 ~ 21 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3
Dirt 3 (2011)
low:
86  fps      Compare
med.:
34.6  fps      Compare
high:
22  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 2
Crysis 2 (2011)
low:
29.7  fps      Compare
med.:
20.4  fps      Compare
high:
14.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
63.5  fps      Compare
med.:
40.3  fps      Compare
high:
30.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
33.2  fps      Compare
med.:
24.8  fps      Compare
high:
20.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
132 136.7 ~ 134 fps      Compare
med.:
23 24.1 ~ 24 fps      Compare
high:
15 16.1 ~ 16 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
24.9 33.6 ~ 29 fps      Compare
med.:
14.4 20.2 ~ 17 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
173.3  fps      Compare
med.:
45.1  fps      Compare
high:
21.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (2005)
low:
105  fps      Compare
med.:
77  fps      Compare
high:
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 610M graphics card

Acer Aspire 5750G-2354G50Mnkk: Intel Core i3 2350M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 5750G-2354G50Mnkk Notebook

Asus U44SG: Intel Core i7 2640M, 14", 1.7 kg
  Review » Review Asus U44SG Notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad U410-MAH6MGE : Intel Core i5 3317U, 14", 1.8 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo IdeaPad U410-MAH6MGE Notebook

Packard Bell EasyNote TK85-JN-105GE: Intel Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  Review » Review Packard Bell EasyNote TK85-JN-105GE Notebook

Acer Aspire 5742G-384G32MN: Intel Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5742G-384G32MN

Acer Aspire 5750G-2354G50Mnkk: Intel Core i3 2350M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5750G-2354G50Mnkk

Asus A43SD: Intel Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus A43SD

Asus AIO ET2220INTI-B007K: Intel Core i5 3320M, 21.5", 8.7 kg
  External Review » Asus AIO ET2220INTI-B007K

Asus K53SV-SX486V: Intel Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus K53SV-SX486V

Asus K55VD-SX071V: Intel Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Asus K55VD-SX071V

Asus K95VM-YZ001V: Intel Core i7 3610QM, 18.4", 4.1 kg
  External Review » Asus K95VM-YZ001V

Asus R500VD-SX649H: Intel Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Asus R500VD-SX649H

Asus U44SG-WO044V: Intel Core i7 2640M, 14.0", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Asus U44SG-WO044V

Asus X55VD-SX202H: Intel Core i3 3120M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus X55VD-SX202H

HP Spectre One-C3T11EA: Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470, 23.6", 7 kg
  External Review » HP Spectre One-C3T11EA

Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4MGE: Intel Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4MGE

Lenovo IdeaPad U410: unknown, 14.0", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad U410

Lenovo IdeaPad U410-59349094: Intel Core i3 2377M, 14.0", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad U410-59349094

Lenovo IdeaPad U410-MAH6MGE : Intel Core i5 3317U, 14", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad U410-MAH6MGE

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *