NVIDIA GeForce 710M

The NVIDIA GeForce 710M is an entry-level, DirectX 11 compatible graphics card that has been announced in spring 2013. Its core is based on the 28nm GF117 chip (Fermi architecture) with 64-bit DDR3 memory. Compared to the older GT 620M, the 710M is clocked condiderably higher.

Architecture

The GF117 is based on the optimized GF108 Fermi chip (GeForce GT 540M) and offers 96 shaders, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. Each shader core is clocked twice as fast as the rest of the graphics chip, a technique known as hot clocking. More detailed information on Fermi can be found on the GT 435M GPU page.

It should be noted that the GF117 does not offer dedicated graphic ports and can therefore only be used in conjunction with Optimus.

The 710M supports GPU Boost 2.0, which can automatically overclock the card if the laptop cooling system allows it. This feature is available on any notebook with a graphics card of the 700M series.

Performance

Depending on the clock rates, the 3D performance of the GeForce 710M is just slightly below the GT 720M, but a bit faster than the GT 620M. In comparison to the competition, the 710M offers a performance similar to the HD Graphics 4400/4600 and Radeon HD 7660G. This places the card in the entry level segment. Current games (as of 2013) will run fluently only in low settings.

Features

The shader cores (also called CUDA cores) can be used for general calculations with APIs such as CUDA, DirectCompute 2.1 and OpenCL. PhysX is theoretically possible, but the 710M is too slow to handle both PhysX and 3D rendering in modern games. 3D Vision is not supported according to Nvidia.

Power consumption

The power consumption of the Geforce 710M should be similar or slightly above the GT 620M. As a result, the GPU is best suited for notebooks 14 inches in size or greater.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 700M Series
GeForce 710M 96 @ 775 - 800MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz

GeForce 705M

48 @ 775MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz
CodenameN14M-GL
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *775 - 800 MHz
Shader Speed *1550 - 1600 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesPhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, Play, Optimus, GPU Boost 2.0
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.04.2013
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 59405      avg: 62449 (18%)     median: 62449 (18%)     max: 65493 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5227      avg: 5323 (7%)     median: 5323 (7%)     max: 5419 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 767      avg: 768.5 (6%)     median: 768.5 (6%)     max: 770 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1218      avg: 1226 (10%)     median: 1226 (10%)     max: 1234 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1092      avg: 1106.5 (7%)     median: 1106.5 (7%)     max: 1121 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4572      avg: 4641 (13%)     median: 4641 (13%)     max: 4710 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3840      avg: 3968.5 (9%)     median: 3968.5 (9%)     max: 4097 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 7405      avg: 7993 (27%)     median: 7993 (27%)     max: 8581 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 14205      avg: 14205 (39%)     median: 14205 (39%)     max: 14205 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 19786      avg: 19786 (13%)     median: 19786 (13%)     max: 19786 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13110      avg: 13110 (21%)     median: 13110 (21%)     max: 13110 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5402      avg: 5529.5 (21%)     median: 5529.5 (21%)     max: 5657 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 24.86      avg: 26.6 (24%)     median: 26.6 (24%)     max: 28.33 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5845      avg: 6193 (53%)     median: 6193 (53%)     max: 6541 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.

Battlefield 4
low:
40.1  fps      Compare
med.:
26.5  fps      Compare
high:
16.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2013
F1 2013 (2013)
low:
89  fps      Compare
med.:
61  fps      Compare
high:
51  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Saints Row IV
low:
38.9  fps      Compare
med.:
30.6  fps      Compare
high:
11.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Company of Heroes 2
low:
18.7  fps      Compare
med.:
14.7  fps      Compare
high:
8.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2
GRID 2 (2013)
low:
81 101.3 ~ 91 fps      Compare
med.:
51.2 55 ~ 53 fps      Compare
high:
21 33.9 ~ 27 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Metro: Last Light
low:
26  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low:
51.6 54 ~ 53 fps      Compare
med.:
28.2 32 ~ 30 fps      Compare
high:
25  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low:
197.3  fps      Compare
med.:
58.2  fps      Compare
high:
28.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
SimCity
SimCity (2013)
low:
58.8  fps      Compare
med.:
14.8  fps      Compare
high:
12.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
low:
67 68.2 ~ 68 fps      Compare
med.:
33.3 34 ~ 34 fps      Compare
high:
18.9 20 ~ 19 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 (2013)
low:
95.8  fps      Compare
med.:
43.9  fps      Compare
high:
33.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low:
38  fps      Compare
med.:
25  fps      Compare
high:
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 13
Fifa 13 (2012)
low:
195  fps      Compare
med.:
142  fps      Compare
high:
127  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Sleeping Dogs
low:
53.6  fps      Compare
med.:
39.6  fps      Compare
high:
16.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
84.8  fps      Compare
med.:
60.7  fps      Compare
high:
52.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.