NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M

NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M is an entry-level, DirectX 11 compatible graphics card that was announced in the first quarter of 2012 for laptops. Its core can be based on either the 40nm GF108 chip (similar to the GeForce GT 525M) or the new power-optimized 28nm GF117 chip with 64-bit or 128-bit DDR3 memory. Both architectures still stem directly from the Fermi generation.

It should be noted that the 28nm version of the GT 620M does not offer dedicated graphics ports and can therefore only be used in conjunction with Optimus. 

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.

Performance

The 128-bit version of the GeForce GT 620M (with turbo) performs similarly to the older GeForce GT 540M due to their similar clock rates and core architecture. Therefore, modern and demanding games are playable in low to medium settings at 1366x768 pixel resolution. The rumored 64-bit version will likely suffer from the reduced bandwidth and offer slower performance in comparison.

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 GT 620M is too slow to handle both PhysX and 3D rendering for modern games. 3D Vision is not supported according to Nvidia.

Nvidia claims that the power consumption of the Geforce GT 620M should be below that of the GeForce GT 525M due to the improved efficiency of the GF117 architecture.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GT 600M Series

GeForce GT 650M SLI

768 @ 790 - 835 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz

GeForce GT 650M

384 @ 735 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 4000 MHz

GeForce GT 645M

384 @ 710 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

GeForce GT 640M

384 @ 625 - 645 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 4000 MHz

GeForce GT 640M LE

384 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 4000 MHz

GeForce GT 635M

144 @ 660 - 753 (Boost) MHz128/192 Bit @ 1800 MHz

GeForce GT 630M

96 @ 672 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

GeForce GT 625M

96 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce GT 620M 96 @ 625 - 715 (Boost) MHz64 / 128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN13P-GLP / N13M-GS
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *625 - 715 (Boost) MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 / 128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology28 / 40 nm
FeaturesPhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, Play, Optimus
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement22.03.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 734      avg: 737.5 (6%)     median: 737.5 (6%)     max: 741 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5261      avg: 5269 (7%)     median: 5269 (7%)     max: 5277 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 28021      avg: 47801.7 (6%)     median: 55489 (7%)     max: 59895 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 521      avg: 521 (9%)     median: 521 (9%)     max: 521 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 697      avg: 924.4 (6%)     median: 933.5 (6%)     max: 1032 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 793      avg: 1030.5 (8%)     median: 1041.5 (8%)     max: 1145 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3205      avg: 3609.9 (8%)     median: 3675.5 (8%)     max: 3898 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3550      avg: 4130.8 (11%)     median: 4219 (11%)     max: 4464 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4920      avg: 7010.3 (23%)     median: 7462 (25%)     max: 8273 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13823      avg: 14376.5 (39%)     median: 14376.5 (39%)     max: 14930 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 19622      avg: 19622 (13%)     median: 19622 (13%)     max: 19622 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 9.1      avg: 9.1 (5%)     median: 9.1 (5%)     max: 9.1 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4132      avg: 5098.2 (19%)     median: 4981 (19%)     max: 6392 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.61      avg: 2.6 (4%)     median: 2.6 (4%)     max: 2.61 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.77      avg: 0.8 (1%)     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.77 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.53      avg: 7.5 (12%)     median: 7.5 (12%)     max: 7.53 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.88      avg: 0.9 (5%)     median: 0.9 (5%)     max: 0.88 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.4      avg: 6.4 (6%)     median: 6.4 (6%)     max: 6.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.26      avg: 9.3 (11%)     median: 9.3 (11%)     max: 9.26 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.8      avg: 9.8 (12%)     median: 9.8 (12%)     max: 9.8 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.13      avg: 4.1 (6%)     median: 4.1 (6%)     max: 4.13 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8.37      avg: 20 (18%)     median: 22.2 (20%)     max: 27.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3304      avg: 4894.6 (40%)     median: 4989 (41%)     max: 5683 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.5      avg: 6.6 (83%)     median: 6.6 (84%)     max: 6.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.6      avg: 5.7 (72%)     median: 5.8 (73%)     max: 6.6 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.

Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
35  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
25.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low 1024x768
39  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
25  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dishonored
low 1024x768
50 54.5 ~ 52 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
36 43.6 ~ 40 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
31 38.4 ~ 35 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World of Tanks v8
low 1024x768
36  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
16  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
140 152 171 195.9 ~ 165 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
93 113 137.5 139 159 ~ 128 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
83 101.8 102 102 123 ~ 102 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
61.7 65 ~ 63 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
59  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
31  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
29  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt Showdown
low 1024x768
45 52.1 ~ 49 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
31 35.2 ~ 33 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21 29.6 ~ 25 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
68 75.4 82.3 86 88.9 90.5 ~ 82 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
46 48.7 49 52.3 56.1 62.3 ~ 52 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
29.1 34 36 43.1 48.1 53.1 ~ 41 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.1  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mass Effect 3
low 1280x720
42 48 49 51.1 53 ~ 49 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
29 31 33 35.9 36 ~ 33 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
31.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
55.6 72 75.3 76.6 81.6 83 86.5 ~ 76 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
28.8 30.7 31.9 32.8 33 35.4 38 41.2 ~ 34 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
19 19.7 19.7 20.7 21 21.4 22 25.2 ~ 21 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.9  fps      Compare