NVIDIA NVS 4200M

The NVIDIA NVS 4200M (or NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M) is a business graphics card for laptops which is most likely based on the same core as the GeForce GT 520M. According to the Nvidia Homepage, the 4200M is allowed to be clocked up to 810MHz, compared to the 550MHz of the GT 520M. However, the clock rates of the NVS 4200M in the Dell Latitude 6420 is similar to the GT 520M.

The NVS series is optimized for business applications and stability and may therefore perform a bit worse in games due to the special drivers and BIOS optimizations.

The gaming performance may be a bit worse compared to similar clocked GeForce cards due to the stability optimizations of the NVS. In theory the raw performance of the chip is enough to run current games of 2010/2011 in low-medium details and resolutions.

As the GT 520M, the NVS4200M should support PureVideo HD (VP4) to accelerate HD videos and OpenCL / CUDA / DirectX Compute to use the render cores for other applications.

The graphics card supports HDMI 1.3 up to 1920x1080 and Multimode DisplayPort up to 2560x1600. Furthermore, 7.1 channel HD audio can be trasmitted over the HDMI port.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
NVS Series
NVS 4200M 48 @ 810MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz

NVS 3100M

16 @ 600MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz

NVS 2100M

16 @ 535MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed *810 MHz
Shader Speed *1620 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement22.02.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/nvs_techspe...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 496      avg: 518.6 (3%)     median: 507 (3%)     max: 541 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 507      avg: 605.1 (5%)     median: 572 (4%)     max: 806 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1819      avg: 1895.9 (4%)     median: 1917 (4%)     max: 1969 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2142      avg: 2308.7 (6%)     median: 2298 (6%)     max: 2443 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4601      avg: 4906.4 (16%)     median: 4929 (16%)     max: 5118 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9189      avg: 9507.2 (26%)     median: 9462 (26%)     max: 9801 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 12527      avg: 12673.7 (8%)     median: 12634 (8%)     max: 12860 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7.1      avg: 7.5 (4%)     median: 7.5 (4%)     max: 7.8 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3967      avg: 4956.9 (19%)     median: 4581 (18%)     max: 7615 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.99      avg: 2.4 (4%)     median: 2.1 (3%)     max: 3.29 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.7      avg: 0.8 (1%)     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.97 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.4      avg: 5.4 (8%)     median: 5.1 (8%)     max: 6.68 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.82      avg: 1 (5%)     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1.12 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.04      avg: 4.9 (4%)     median: 5.4 (5%)     max: 6.27 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.79      avg: 8.6 (11%)     median: 9 (11%)     max: 9.97 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.1      avg: 5.7 (7%)     median: 5.8 (7%)     max: 6.36 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.6      avg: 3.2 (5%)     median: 3.1 (5%)     max: 3.71 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 15.5      avg: 16.1 (15%)     median: 16.1 (15%)     max: 16.71 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4816      avg: 5327.3 (44%)     median: 5185 (43%)     max: 6163 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.4      avg: 6.4 (81%)     median: 6.4 (81%)     max: 6.5 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.7      avg: 5.5 (69%)     median: 5.6 (71%)     max: 6.4 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.

Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
47.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
17.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
95  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
36  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
24  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
108.6 116 ~ 112 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
74 76 ~ 75 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
41  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
24.7 31 ~ 28 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
19.1 25 ~ 22 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
149  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
30  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
22 25.5 ~ 24 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14 16.1 ~ 15 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Need for Speed Shift
med. 1024x768
33  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
23  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
med. 1024x768
43.2 48 ~ 46 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
19 19.1 ~ 19 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
12.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.

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

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA NVS 4200M graphics card

Dell Latitude E6420: Intel Core i3 2310M, 14.0", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Dell Latitude E6420 Notebook

Dell Latitude E6520 i7/FHD: Intel Core i7 2620M, 15.6", 3 kg
  Review » Review Dell Latitude E6520 i7/FHD Notebook

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG: Intel Core i7 2640M, 14.0", 1.7 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG Notebook

Lenovo Thinkpad T520 4240-4CG: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad T520 Notebook

Samsung 200B5B-S01DE: Intel Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Samsung 200B5B-S01DE Notebook

Samsung 400B5B-H01: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Series 4 400B5B Laptop

Samsung 600B5B-S01DE: Intel Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Series 6 600B5B-S01DE Notebook

Dell Latitude E6420: Intel Core i3 2310M, 14.0", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6420

Dell Latitude E6420 XFR: Intel Core i7 2620M, 14.0", 4 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6420 XFR

Dell Latitude E6520 i7/FHD: Intel Core i7 2620M, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6520 i7/FHD

Dell Latitude E6520-L652050: Intel Core i5 2540M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6520-L652050

Lenovo ThinkPad T420-4180W1J: Intel Core i7 2620M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T420-4180W1J

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG: Intel Core i7 2640M, 14.0", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG

Lenovo Thinkpad T520 4240-4CG: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T520 4240-4CG

Samsung 200B5B-S01DE: Intel Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung 200B5B-S01DE

Samsung 400B4B-S01DE: Intel Core i3 2310M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung 400B4B-S01DE

Samsung 400B5B-H01: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung 400B5B-H01

Samsung 400B5B-PS2: Intel Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung 400B5B-PS2

Samsung 400B5B-S02: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung 400B5B-S02

Samsung 600B5B-HC1: Intel Core i7 2720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung 600B5B-HC1

Samsung 600B5B-S01DE: Intel Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung 600B5B-S01DE

Samsung 600B5B-S01UK: Intel Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung 600B5B-S01UK

Samsung Aegis 600B: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung Aegis 600B

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

» Benchmark List
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» 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 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
PowerVR GX6650
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-17)