NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS

NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS

The Nvidia GeForce 9700M GTS is a graphics adapter for laptops and based on the G94 core (like the 9800M GTS) and features 48 shader processors (in difference to the 9700M GT which is based on the G96 with 32 shaders).

Because of the additional shaders, the 9700M GTS is faster than the GT (altough the slower core clock). Therefore, DirectX 10 games of 2008 should all be playable in medium to high details. Crysis for instance, ran with 30 fps in medium details and 1024x768. Therefore, it should be fluently playable with low-medium detail settings. Less demanding games should run in high detail settings.

As all cards with DirectX 10 capabilities, the GeForce 9700M GTS renders the 3D images using "Unified Shaders". There don't exist any more dedicated pixel- and vertex shaders but 48 so called stream processors make the graphic work (which has been done by pixel and vertex shaders in former days). Furthermore, the shader units are higher clocked than the chip.

An advantage of the GeForce 9000 series is the integrated PureVideo HD video processor. It is able to help with the decoding of H.264-, VC-1-, MPEG2- and WMV9 video material in HD quality and eases the CPU.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the 9700M GTS supports Hybrid-SLI (only HybridPower). 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 is not supported with this card, as there would be no performance gain to combine the integrated GPU with the 9700M GTS.

Currently there is no desktop graphics adapter that is technically compareable with the 9700M GTS. Performance-wise the card should lie somewhere between the desktop 9500 and 9600 series.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 9700M Series
GeForce 9700M GTS 48 @ 530MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 9700M GT

32 @ 625MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameNB9E-GS
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed *530 MHz
Shader Speed *1325 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption60 Watt
Transistors504 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo HD, HybridPower, CUDA, PhysX ready
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement15.07.2008
InformationMXM 3
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_970...
* 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: 2401      avg: 2452.5 (5%)     median: 2452.5 (5%)     max: 2504 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2608      avg: 3072.3 (8%)     median: 2825 (7%)     max: 3784 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 7628      avg: 7779 (26%)     median: 7779 (26%)     max: 7930 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13125      avg: 13125 (36%)     median: 13125 (36%)     max: 13125 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 22836      avg: 22836 (15%)     median: 22836 (15%)     max: 22836 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 28921      avg: 28921 (47%)     median: 28921 (47%)     max: 28921 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3704      avg: 3704 (14%)     median: 3704 (14%)     max: 3704 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3843      avg: 3843 (32%)     median: 3843 (32%)     max: 3843 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 5.9 (87%)     median: 5.9 (87%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 5.9 (87%)     median: 5.9 (87%)     max: 5.9 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.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
73.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
30.9  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
18.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
74.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
30.2  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
17.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
46  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
124.4  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
126.4  fps      Compare
high 800x600
124.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
122  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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

Gaming Performance

These benchmarks were conducted with high end notebooks (quad-core desktop CPU). Therefore, the performance with slower laptops may decrease.

Crysis: 1280x1024, very high: 20 fps -> not playable (in medium-high playable)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: 1600x1200: 73 fps -> fluently playable
Half Life 2 - Episode 2: 1600x1200: 64 fps -> fluently playable 
Supreme Commander: 1600x1200: 52 fps -> fluently playable
World in Conflict: 1280x1024: 29 fps -> playable

GeForce 9M Serie im Vergleich (Daten von Nvidia mit Desktop Q6600 CPU)
GeForce 9M Serie im Vergleich (Daten von Nvidia mit Desktop Q6600 CPU)

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS graphics card

Toshiba Qosmio X300-11L: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 17.0", 4.3 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba Qosmio X300-11L Gaming-Notebook

Toshiba Qosmio X300-11S: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 17.0", 4.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio X300-11s

Toshiba Qosmio X300-148: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550, 17.0", 4.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio X300-148

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 17.0", 4.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701

» Comparison of GPUs
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» Benchmark List
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» Notebook Gaming List
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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
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
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR G6400
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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