NVIDIA GeForce 310M vs NVIDIA GeForce 315M

NVIDIA GeForce 310M

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The Nvidia GeForce 310M is an entry level laptop graphics card and the successor of the G 210M and therefore based on the same GT218 core with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz). However, there are also newer versions that are clocked at 606 MHz and therefore slightly slower. Nvidia states that the raw performance is 73 Gigaflops compared to the 72 Gigaflops of the G210M. Therefore, the 310M is an entry level dedicated graphics card for small laptops.

The performance of the 310M is similar to the GeForce G 210M and therefore located in the entry level class. Modern 3D games like COD Modern Warfare 2 run only in low details and resolutions fluently. Some demanding games like NFS Shift or GTA4 wont run fluently at all. Less demanding games like SIMS 3 run in medium details and resolutions fluently. Therefore, the graphics card can not be recommended for gamers.

The card supports DirectX 10.1 and all the features of the G 210M (as it should be based on the same GT218 core). Therefore PureVideo HD to decode HD videos with the graphics card is supported. The used Video Processor 4 (VP4) is able to fully decode H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and also MPEG-4 ASP (DivX or xVID) in hardware to minimize CPU load. MPEG-1 is not supported but can be easily handled by every modern CPU.

As the 310M supports CUDA, DirectX Compute 10.1, and OpenCL, the shaders of the graphics processor can be used for other tasks than rendering images (e.g. faster encoding of videos).

The used GT218 core is manufactured in 40nm and based on the desktop GTX 200 architecture. Therefore, the shaders have been reworked compared to the old GeForce G110M for an improved performance and battery runtime.

NVIDIA GeForce 315M

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The Nvidia GeForce 315M is an entry level graphics card for laptops and technically a sligthly lower clocked GeForce 310M. It is also based on the GT218 core that was introduced with the G 210M.

The performance of the 315M is similar to the GeForce 310M / G 210M and therefore located in the entry level class. Modern 3D games like COD Modern Warfare 2 run only in low details and resolutions fluently. Some demanding games like NFS Shift or GTA4 wont run fluently at all. Less demanding games like SIMS 3 run in medium details and resolutions fluently. Therefore, the graphics card can not be recommended for gamers.

The card supports DirectX 10.1 and all the features of the G 210M. Therefore PureVideo HD to decode HD videos with the graphics card is supported. The used Video Processor 4 (VP4) is able to fully decode H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and also MPEG-4 ASP (DivX or xVID) in hardware to minimize CPU load. MPEG-1 is not supported but can be easily handled by every modern CPU.

As the 315M supports CUDA, DirectX Compute 10.1, and OpenCL, the shaders of the graphics processor can be used for other tasks than rendering images (e.g. faster encoding of videos).

The used GT218 core is manufactured in 40nm and based on the desktop GTX 200 architecture. Therefore, the shaders have been reworked compared to the old GeForce G110M for an improved performance and battery runtime.

NVIDIA GeForce 310MNVIDIA GeForce 315M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce 300M Series
GeForce 320M (compare) 32 @ 450 MHz
GeForce 310M 16 @ 606 / 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 315M 16 @ 606 MHz64 Bit @ 790 MHz
GeForce 305M (compare) 16 @ 525 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 320M (compare) 32 @ 450 MHz
GeForce 310M 16 @ 606 / 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 315M 16 @ 606 MHz64 Bit @ 790 MHz
GeForce 305M (compare) 16 @ 525 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
CodenameN11M-GE1N11M-GE
ArchitectureGT2xxGT2xx
16 - 16 -
Core606 / 625 MHz606 MHz
Shader1212 / 1530 MHz1212 MHz
Memory800 MHz790 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR3, DDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Memory512 MB512 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10.1, 4.1
Transistors260 Million260 Million
Technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, HybridPowerDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, HybridPower
Introduced10.01.2010 01.12.2010
73 Gigaflops
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 315M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 315M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 9678     avg: 16667     median: 15456 (16%)     max: 23157 Points
14749 Points (15%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 8643     avg: 9628     median: 9403 (5%)     max: 10702 Points
min: 10163     avg: 10325.5     median: 10325 (5%)     max: 10488 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5909     avg: 6661.7     median: 6706 (13%)     max: 7207 Points
min: 7073     avg: 7076.5     median: 7076 (13%)     max: 7080 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 315M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
7 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 5     avg: 5.7     median: 5 (71%)     max: 6 points
5.9 points (84%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 3     avg: 4.4     median: 4 (57%)     max: 5 points
4.8 points (68%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 315M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 315M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 310M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 315M → 101%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
31.6  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
22.1  fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
20  fps
GeForce 310M:
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Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
158  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
71.5  fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
53.4  fps
GeForce 310M:
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low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
55 67.1 77 102.5 fps 109.7 ~ 82 fps
89%
GeForce 315M:
73  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
15 18 19.1 19.2 fps 26 ~ 19 fps
149%
GeForce 315M:
28.4  fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
10 12.1 12.6 fps 12.7 ~ 12 fps
GeForce 310M:
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GeForce 315M:
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low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
48.3 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
17.7 fps  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
14.6 fps  fps
GeForce 310M:
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Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
25.9 25.9 31.2 ~ 28 fps
120%
GeForce 315M:
33.6  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
14.3 14.8 14.8 ~ 15 fps
104%
GeForce 315M:
15.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
8.9 8.9 9.8 ~ 9 fps
GeForce 310M:
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GeForce 315M:
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Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
22  fps
GeForce 310M:
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Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
22.4 23.8 ~ 23 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
13.7 15.7 ~ 15 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
8.3 12.1 ~ 10 fps
GeForce 310M:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
24.8 25.2 29 ~ 26 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
17.4 17.7 25 ~ 20 fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
12.5 12.5 ~ 13 fps
GeForce 310M:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
52 89.4 ~ 71 fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
GeForce 310M:
10.6 10.8 ~ 11 fps
GeForce 310M:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
78.1 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
33 fps  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
GeForce 310M:
17.3 fps  fps
GeForce 310M:
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 310M:
60.1 fps  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
40.5 fps 44.2 ~ 42 fps
GeForce 310M:
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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 310M:
58.8 62 ~ 60 fps
97%
GeForce 315M:
58.4  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
19.9 20.3 ~ 20 fps
102%
GeForce 315M:
20.3  fps
GeForce 310M:
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GeForce 315M:
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Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

2008
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
48  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
6  fps
GeForce 310M:
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Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
38.7 40.4 ~ 40 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
29.3 31.1 ~ 30 fps
GeForce 310M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
82 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
28 fps 29 ~ 29 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
16 16 fps ~ 16 fps
GeForce 310M:
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Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
7.7 8.3 ~ 8 fps
GeForce 310M:
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