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NVIDIA NVS 3100M

The Nvidia NVS 3100M or Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M is a business graphics card that is based on the GT218 core (e.g. GeForce G210M / 310M) but with drivers that are optimized for stability and compatibility in business applications).

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 G210M in medium to high details fluently. Still, because of the "business drivers" and the slightly lower clock rate, the gaming performance of the NVS3100M may be worse.

The NVS 3100M 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 approx. 14 Watt (TDP of G210M) is relatively high for a business notebook, but compared to integrated graphic cards, the NVS 3100M 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
CodenameN10M-NS
ArchitectureGT2xx
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Shader Speed *1470 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
Power Consumption14 Watt
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 Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1101      avg: 1119.7 (3%)     median: 1120.5 (3%)     max: 1135 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 853      avg: 868 (2%)     median: 869.5 (2%)     max: 874 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3216      avg: 3400.5 (12%)     median: 3285 (11%)     max: 3719 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6461      avg: 6928.3 (19%)     median: 7046.5 (19%)     max: 7106 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9254      avg: 10238.2 (7%)     median: 10487 (7%)     max: 10700 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 22322      avg: 23581.5 (39%)     median: 23455.5 (38%)     max: 25093 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3008      avg: 4376 (17%)     median: 4678 (18%)     max: 6452 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.28      avg: 3.3 (5%)     median: 3.3 (5%)     max: 3.28 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.01      avg: 4 (7%)     median: 4 (7%)     max: 4.01 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.21      avg: 7.2 (9%)     median: 7.2 (9%)     max: 7.21 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.49      avg: 4.5 (4%)     median: 4.5 (4%)     max: 4.49 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.04      avg: 1 (5%)     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1.04 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.32      avg: 5.3 (8%)     median: 5.3 (8%)     max: 5.32 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.9      avg: 0.9 (2%)     median: 0.9 (2%)     max: 0.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.21      avg: 2.2 (4%)     median: 2.2 (4%)     max: 2.21 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8.07      avg: 8.3 (8%)     median: 8.3 (8%)     max: 8.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2888      avg: 3555.5 (30%)     median: 3374.5 (29%)     max: 4340 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 3.9      avg: 4.4 (56%)     median: 4.5 (56%)     max: 5 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.7      avg: 5.9 (74%)     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 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.

Colin McRae: DIRT 2
Colin McRae: DIRT 2 (2009)
low:
32 41 ~ 37 fps      Compare
med.:
25  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
40 58 58 ~ 52 fps      Compare
ultra:
11 12 ~ 12 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare (2007)
low:
119 132 ~ 126 fps      Compare
med.:
54 61 ~ 58 fps      Compare
high:
30 42 ~ 36 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Supreme Commander - FA Bench (2007): Playable with a weaker graphics card in detail settings low. - more...
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
54 56 ~ 55 fps      Compare
med.:
19 20 ~ 20 fps      Compare
high:
10 11 ~ 11 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
48 50 ~ 49 fps      Compare
med.:
19 20 ~ 20 fps      Compare
high:
9.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark (2007): Playable with a weaker graphics card in detail settings low. - more...

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 3100M graphics card

Dell Latitude E6510: Intel Core i7 820QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Dell Latitude E6510 Notebook

Lenovo Thinkpad T410 - 2537-9UG: Intel Core i7 620M, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad T410 Notebook (Optimus)

Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG: Intel Core i7 620M, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG Notebook

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s - 2924-9HG: Intel Core i5 580M, 14.1", 1.7 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Notebook (Optimus)

Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG: Intel Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG Notebook

Lenovo ThinkPad T510 - 4384-GEG: Intel Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook (Optimus)

Dell Latitude E6410 ATG: Intel Core i7 620M, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6410 ATG

Dell Latitude E6510: Intel Core i7 820QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6510

HP EliteBook 8440p-XV959PA: Intel Core i5 580M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8440p-XV959PA

Lenovo Thinkpad T410 - 2537-9UG: Intel Core i7 620M, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T410 - 2537-9UG

Lenovo ThinkPad T410 2518-B42: Intel Core i7 620M, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410 2518-B42

Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG: Intel Core i7 620M, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG

Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2522-K3G: Intel Core i5 560M, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2522-K3G

Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2537-PV5: Intel Core i5 520M, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2537-PV5

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s (NUHFYGE): Intel Core i5 520M, 14.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410s (NUHFYGE)

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s - 2924-9HG: Intel Core i5 580M, 14.1", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410s - 2924-9HG

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s-2904-a41: Intel Core i5 580M, 14.1", 2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410s-2904-a41

Lenovo Thinkpad T410s-NUM9GGE: Intel Core i5 560M, 14.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T410s-NUM9GGE

Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG: Intel Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG

Lenovo ThinkPad T510 - 4384-GEG: Intel Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T510 - 4384-GEG

Lenovo ThinkPad T510-4349R73: Intel Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T510-4349R73

Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTH4JGE: Intel Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTH4JGE

Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTIGGGE: Intel Core i5 560M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTIGGGE

» 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
Radeon R9 290X
Radeon R9 280X
Radeon HD 7970
Radeon R9 270X
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Radeon HD 7870
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 480
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 *
Adreno 330 *
PowerVR G6430 *
Mali-T628 *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Adreno 320 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 305 *
Adreno 225 *
Vivante GC4000 *
Mali-400 MP4 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
Adreno 203 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Adreno 200 *
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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