NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS

The Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS is a DirectX 10 capable graphics adapter for small and thin notebooks.  

Compared to the old 8400M series or the 9300M G, the 9300M GS features only 8 unified shaders and is produced in 65nm. Furthermore, it integrates the new VP3 video processor (8400M, 9300M G had VP2) with more video features and better hd-video decoding support.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the 9300M GS supports Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost). HybridPower is a technique to choose between the integrated and dedicated graphics core, if performance or battery runtime is needed. This works only in Windows Vista. Up to now the user has to use a tool to switch between the GPUs. Later Nvidia wants to switch automatically in the drivers. GeForceBoost uses the integrated graphics core of the 9100M G and the dedicated of the 9300M in SLI mode to achieve better frame rates.

As the 8400M G, the 9300M GS features 8 stream processors that do the work of the former dedicated pixel- and vertex-shaders. The unified shaders of Nvidia are 1-dimensional (AMD has 5-dimensional shaders which leads to the higher number of shaders).

Compared to the old 8400M G, the 9300M GS has a higher core speed and is therefore faster. Modern DirectX 10 games will run only in low details and resolutions. Older DirectX 9 games, like HalfLife 2 or Far Cry run fluently in medium to high details.

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the upcoming 9300 GE / GS should be similar, as it will also stem from the G98 core. Still the desktop counterparts are usually higher clocked and therefore faster.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 9300M Series

GeForce 9300M G

16 @ 400MHz64 Bit @ 600MHz
GeForce 9300M GS 8 @ 550MHz64 Bit @ 700MHz
CodenameNB9M-GS
Pipelines8 - unified
Core Speed *550 MHz
Shader Speed *1400 MHz
Memory Speed *700 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory256 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption13 Watt
technology65 nm
Date of Announcement04.06.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_930...
* 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: 267      avg: 267 (1%)     median: 267 (1%)     max: 267 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 204      avg: 204 (0%)     median: 204 (0%)     max: 204 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1465      avg: 1899.4 (6%)     median: 1856.5 (6%)     max: 2227 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3198      avg: 3435.4 (9%)     median: 3299 (9%)     max: 3896 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5288      avg: 5804.9 (4%)     median: 5352 (4%)     max: 6511 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 12674      avg: 13793.8 (23%)     median: 13583 (22%)     max: 15634 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2380      avg: 2510.5 (10%)     median: 2510.5 (10%)     max: 2641 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2200      avg: 2606.9 (22%)     median: 2561 (22%)     max: 2921 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 3.6      avg: 4 (59%)     median: 4 (59%)     max: 4.4 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 4.8      avg: 5 (73%)     median: 5 (73%)     max: 5.1 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.

Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 (2008)
low:
33  fps      Compare
high:
7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis Warhead
Crysis Warhead (2008)
low:
22  fps      Compare
ultra:
2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Supreme Commander - FA Bench
Supreme Commander - FA Bench (2007)
high:
6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
28.8  fps      Compare
high:
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
25.9  fps      Compare
med.:
9.1  fps      Compare
high:
4.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
World in Conflict - Benchmark (2007)
med.:
12  fps      Compare
high:
6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion (2006)
high:
20  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark (2005)
high:
56  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. (2005)
low:
261 268 296 333 ~ 290 fps      Compare
med.:
29 58 59 68 ~ 54 fps      Compare
high:
17 17 17 23 ~ 19 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3
Doom 3 (2004)
low:
109.9 112.2 ~ 111 fps      Compare
med.:
112.2 113.1 ~ 113 fps      Compare
high:
80.3 80.9 ~ 81 fps      Compare
ultra:
51.5 53.6 ~ 53 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo (1999)
high:
208.9 211.8 214.7 ~ 212 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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

Game Performance

The following values are based on the 9300M GS card with 256MB GDDR2 and a 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo and should give a good impression on the gaming performance of the card.

Supreme Commander: 1024x768, low: 15-30 fps - > playable (Skirmish 1vs1)
Fifa 2009: 1024x768, high: 10-40 fps -> playable, replays stutter
Spore: 1024x768, med -> playable
Crysis Warhead: 800x600, low: 33 fps -> playable
World in Conflict: 800x600, low: 66 fps -> smooth playable (Benchmark, game also playable in higher settings)
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast: 1024x768, high: 60 fps -> smooth playable
Far Cry 2: 640x480, low: 20 fps -> barely playable

Coral Reef HD 1080p video: 22% CPU -> stutter free playback

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS graphics card

Asus F70Sl: Intel Core 2 Duo T5900, 17.3", 3.8 kg
  Review » Review Asus F70SL Notebook

Lenovo Thinkpad SL400 2743-22U: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 14.1", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review: Lenovo Thinkpad SL400 Notebook

Lenovo Thinkpad SL500: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 Notebook

Acer Extensa 7620Z: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 3.1 kg
  External Review » Acer Extensa 7620Z

Asus F70Sl: Intel Core 2 Duo T5900, 17.3", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Asus F70SL

Asus F70SL: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 17.3", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Asus F70SL

Asus N10J: Intel Atom N270, 10.2", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Asus N10J

Asus N50V: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Asus N50V

Asus N80VC: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus N80VC

Asus U6V: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 12.1", 1.6 kg
  External Review » Asus U6V

Asus UV6: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 12.1", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Asus UV6

Asus X83VB: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus X83VB

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi 3540: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi 3540

Hi-Grade Notino D8000: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Hi-Grade Notino D8000

HP Pavilion dv3550eg: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 13.3", 1.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv3550eg

HP TouchSmart IQ506: Intel Core 2 Duo T5850, 22.0", 10.8 kg
  External Review » HP TouchSmart IQ506

Lenovo Thinkpad SL500: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad SL500

MSI Megabook PX600: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook PX600

Novatech X60MV: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 17.0", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Novatech X60MV

Samsung E172 Aura T5800: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 17.0", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung E172 Aura T5800

Samsung R710: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 17.0", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung R710

Sony Vaio VGN-AW11M/H: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 18.4", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW11M/H

Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M/H: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 18.4", 3.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M/H

Sony Vaio VGN-CS11S/Q : Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 14.1", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Sony VAIO VGN-CS11S/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 14.1", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R

Sony Vaio VGN-Z11MN/B: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN Z11MN/B

Sony Vaio VGN-Z11VN: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.3", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z11VN

Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN

Sony Vaio VGN-Z11XN: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z11XN

Sony Vaio VGN-Z17GN : Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z17GN

Sony Vaio VGN-Z21MN/B : Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z21MN/B

Sony Vaio VGN-Z21VN/X: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z21VN/X

Sony Vaio VGN-Z21ZN/X: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z21ZN/X

Sony VAIO VGN-Z31MN/B: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony VAIO VGN-Z31MN/B

Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X

Sony Vaio VGN-Z31ZN: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z31ZN

Sony Vaio VGN-Z41MD/B: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z41MD/B

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51MRG/B: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z51MRG/B

Sony Vaio VGN-Z530N : Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z530N

Sony Vaio VGN-Z590 : Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z590

Sony Vaio VGN-Z598U: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z598U

Sony Vaio VGN-Z790: Intel Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z790

Sony Vaio VGN-Z890: Intel Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z890

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

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 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)