NVIDIA NVS 2100M

The Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M is a business graphics card that is based on the GT218 core (e.g. GeForce G210M / NVS 3100M) but with drivers that are optimized for stability and compatibility in business applications). Compared to the NVS 3100M, the NVS 2100M features a lower clock rate and therefore a bit slower performance.

Therefore, it is an entry level graphics card with low 3D performance that should be sufficient for low end games and demanding games in very low detail settings and resolutions. For example the old FEAR ran on a (faster) G210M in medium to high details fluently. Still, because of the "business drivers", the gaming performance of the NVS2100M may be worse.

The NVS 2100M supports PureVideo HD (with Video Processor VP4) to decode HD videos in the formats H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP using the GPU. This helps reducing the CPU load and should lead to higher battery runtimes when viewing HD videos.

The chip should also support CUDA and DirectX Compute to access the computing power of the graphics card for general tasks (like encoding a video).

The power consumption of under 14 Watt (TDP of G210M) is relatively high for a business notebook, but compared to integrated graphic cards, the NVS 2100M should still provide more 3D performance.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
NVS Series

NVS 4200M

48 @ 810MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz

NVS 3100M

16 @ 600MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz
NVS 2100M 16 @ 535MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz
ArchitectureGT2xx
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed *535 MHz
Shader Speed *1230 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement07.01.2010
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 Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 769      avg: 769 (2%)     median: 769 (2%)     max: 769 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 992      avg: 992 (3%)     median: 992 (3%)     max: 992 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 2971      avg: 3265 (11%)     median: 3375 (11%)     max: 3449 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6439      avg: 6442.5 (17%)     median: 6442.5 (17%)     max: 6446 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9591      avg: 9597 (6%)     median: 9597 (6%)     max: 9603 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 18589      avg: 20085.5 (33%)     median: 20085.5 (33%)     max: 21582 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4119      avg: 4119 (16%)     median: 4119 (16%)     max: 4119 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7.13      avg: 7.1 (7%)     median: 7.1 (7%)     max: 7.15 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3000      avg: 3084 (25%)     median: 3084 (25%)     max: 3168 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
low 1024x768
26  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
93  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
30  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 2100M graphics card

Toshiba Tecra S11-11H: Intel Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba Tecra S11-11H Notebook

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530 : Intel Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540: Intel Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540

Toshiba Tecra S11-11H: Intel Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra S11-11H

Toshiba Tecra S11-124: Intel Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra S11-124

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

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

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 *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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