NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M SLI is a graphics solution that combines two Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M with an SLI connection. As not every game supports SLI efficiently, the performance increase compared to a single card is only about 0-40%. The most frequently used technique is Alternate Frame Rendering (AFR), where each card take turns rendering a frame in an alternating manner. Therefore, the SLI solution may suffer from noticeable micro stuttering at frame-rates between 20-30 fps (due to display irregularities between each rendered frame).

Each of the two GeForce GTX 285M is based on the G92b core and is therefore produced in 55nm. It features the full 128 pipelines of the G92b core and is therefore comparable to the desktop 9800M GTX+ and not the desktop GTX 280.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M SLI in laptops with Core 2 Duo CPUs is bundled with the GeForce 9400M G chipset and therefore supports HybridPower (if the manufacturer enables it). With HybridPower, both GTX cards can be disabled and only the chipset graphics core can run, leading to improved battery life (and possibly less fan noise). Modern Core i7 laptops are using an Intel chipset and do not support HybridPower.

Since there are two GTX 285M cards active in SLI, the electrical current consumption and exhumed heat are about twice as much as what a single GTX 285M can produce. Due to the large power and cooling requirements, this SLI combination can only be found in large DTR laptops (like the Alienware M17x).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 200M Series
GeForce GTX 285M SLI 256 @ 576MHz256 Bit @ 1020MHz

GeForce GTX 280M SLI

256 @ 585MHz256 Bit @ 950MHz

GeForce GTX 260M SLI

224 @ 550MHz256 Bit @ 950MHz

GeForce GTX 285M

128 @ 576MHz256 Bit @ 1020MHz

GeForce GTX 280M

128 @ 585MHz256 Bit @ 950MHz

GeForce GTX 260M

112 @ 550MHz256 Bit @ 950MHz
CodenameN10E-GTX
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines256 - unified
Core Speed *576 MHz
Shader Speed *1500 MHz
Memory Speed *1020 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 (2x1024) MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption150 Watt
Transistors1508 Million
technology55 nm
FeaturesHybridPower, PureVideo HD, CUDA, PhysX ready
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement02.03.2009
InformationMXM 3
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 Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10511      avg: 10511 (23%)     median: 10511 (23%)     max: 10511 Points
...
GeForce GTX 550 Ti -6%
Radeon HD 5770 -5%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI
Radeon HD 6790 14%
GeForce GTX 460 768MB 14%
...
0%
100%
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11233      avg: 11233 (29%)     median: 11233 (29%)     max: 11233 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 16132      avg: 16370 (55%)     median: 16370 (55%)     max: 16608 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 21611      avg: 21611 (59%)     median: 21611 (59%)     max: 21611 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 12513      avg: 12513 (48%)     median: 12513 (48%)     max: 12513 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 29.33      avg: 30.7 (28%)     median: 30.7 (28%)     max: 32.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4418      avg: 4616.3 (38%)     median: 4482 (37%)     max: 4949 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.3      avg: 7.3 (92%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.3 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.3      avg: 7.3 (92%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.3 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: Bad Company 2
high 1366x768
81.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
med. 1024x768
118.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
113.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
84.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
103.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
84.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
58  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Need for Speed Shift
med. 1024x768
86.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
85.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
med. 1024x768
127.1  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
103.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
69.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
ultra 1280x1024
89.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F.E.A.R. 2
high 1280x1024
127.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
87.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
med. 1024x768
74.2  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
62  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
med. 1024x768
73.9  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
59.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.9  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

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI graphics card

Schenker XMG8.c (GTX 285M SLI): Intel Core i7 920XM, 18.4", 5.6 kg
  Review » Review mySN XMG8.c (Clevo X8100) Notebook

AVADirect Clevo X8100 Core i7: Intel Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 3.8 kg
  External Review » AVADirect Clevo X8100 Core i7

Cryo Libri Iceni: Intel Core i7 940XM, 18.4", 5.6 kg
  External Review » Cryo Libri Iceni

» Comparison of GPUs
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» Benchmark 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 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 *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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