NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M

The Nvidia GeForce GTS 350M is a high performance laptop graphics card and based on the GT215 core. According to the released information by Nvidia the card is identical to the GeForce GTS 250M. However, in the Toshiba A663-3DV the clock rate is a bit lower (450/1080MHz).

The GT215 core supports DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1. It features 96 shader cores as the 9800M GT, but the memory bus is only 128 bit wide. To compensate this, the GTS 350M supports GDDR5. Therefore, the performance is significantly lower when cheap DDR3 memory is used.

As the GeForce 9800M GT, the laptop graphics card GTS 350M features 96 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). 

The GeForce GPU also supports CUDADirectX ComputeOpenCL, and PhysX to use the shaders for other tasks than rendering images (like encoding videos, calculating the physics of a game or mathematical tasks). For these special tasks, the GPU can be noticeably faster than current CPUs.

The mobile graphics card has a built in video decoder called PureVideo HD with VP4. The Video Processor 4 (VP4) supports the full decoding of H.264, VC-1, and now also MPEG-4 ASP (e.g. DivX or XviD). MPEG-1 still wont be supported, but the decoding of this codec is quite trivial on a CPU.

In conjunction with a chipset from Nvidia with integrated graphics (e.g. 9400M), the GTS 350M supports Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower but no 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 (and possibly Windows 7). 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 by the GTS 360M because the SLI combination would not perform better.

The performance of the middle class - high end GPU GeForce GTS 350M should be on par compared to the GTS 250M. Demanding DirectX 10 games like Crysis should run fluently in medium to high details. Older or less demanding games should run in high detail settings and high resolutions.

Depending on the the used type of graphics memory (GDDR5, GDDR3) the performance may differ. The maximum clock rate can also differ according to the used graphics RAM. The maximum support clock rate is 2000 MHz for GDDR5.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTS 300M Series

GeForce GTS 360M

96 @ 575MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz
GeForce GTS 350M 96 @ 500MHz128 Bit @ 1600MHz
Codenamen11e-ge1
ArchitectureGT2xx
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *1600 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Power Consumption28? Watt
Transistors727 Million
technology40 nm
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, HybridPower, PhysX, SLI, Powermizer 8.0, MXM 3.0 Type-B
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement07.01.2010
Information360 GFlops
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 8288      avg: 8303.5 (28%)     median: 8303.5 (28%)     max: 8319 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 12278      avg: 12278 (33%)     median: 12278 (33%)     max: 12278 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 19551      avg: 19931.5 (13%)     median: 19931.5 (13%)     max: 20312 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.6 (84%)     median: 6.6 (84%)     max: 6.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.6 (84%)     median: 6.6 (84%)     max: 6.6 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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 GTS 350M graphics card

Toshiba Satellite A660-07R: Intel Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A660-07R

Toshiba Satellite A665-11T: Intel Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A665-11T

Toshiba Satellite A665-11Z: Intel Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A665-11Z

Toshiba Satellite A665-12k: Intel Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A665-12k

Toshiba Satellite A665-12M: Intel Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A665-12M

Toshiba Satellite A665-12X: Intel Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A665-12X

Toshiba Satellite A665-14F: Intel Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A665-14F

Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV: Intel Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV

Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV5: Intel Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV5

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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 *
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)