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NVIDIA GeForce 310M vs NVIDIA GeForce 320M

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 320M

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The NVIDIA GeForce 320M is an integrated chipset graphics card for Core 2 Duo based laptops and successor of the GeForce 9400M. It does not feature dedicated graphics memory but uses the systems main memory instead (shared memory, in Mac OS X 256 MB from the main memory). Therefore, the performance is not as good as similar cards with dedicated graphics RAM. The mGPU is based on the GT216 core (as the GeForce GT 325M e.g.) and offers 32 shader cores. The similar called GeForce GT 320M is a dedicated graphics card and a bit faster than the Geforce 320M.

The gaming performance of the GeForce 320M should be compareable to a GeForce 310M and even better. Therefore, older and less demanding games should run in high details fluently. Modern and demanding games like Crysis or NFS Shift should only run in low detail settings.

The 320M also supports PureVideo HD (VP4) to decode HD videos with the GPU. Using CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute the shaders of the GPU can also be used for other calculations (like encoding videos).

The GeForce 320M is not similar to the GeForce GT 320M, which is based on a GeForce 9600M GT.

NVIDIA GeForce 310MNVIDIA GeForce 320M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce 300M Series
GeForce 320M 32 @ 0.45 GHz
GeForce 310M 16 @ 0.61 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 315M compare 16 @ 0.61 GHz64 Bit @ 790 MHz
GeForce 305M compare 16 @ 0.53 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 320M 32 @ 0.45 GHz
GeForce 310M 16 @ 0.61 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 315M compare 16 @ 0.61 GHz64 Bit @ 790 MHz
GeForce 305M compare 16 @ 0.53 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
CodenameN11M-GE1MCP89
ArchitectureGT2xxGT2xx
Pipelines16 - unified32 - unified
Core Speed606 / 625 MHz450 MHz
Shader Speed1212 / 1530 MHz950 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memorynoyes
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Transistors260 Million
technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, HybridPower
Date of Announcement10.01.2010 01.04.2010
Information73 Gigaflops
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 1012     avg: 1106     median: 1123 (1%)     max: 1177 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
min: 1694     avg: 1820     median: 1852 (2%)     max: 1865 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 787     avg: 868     median: 882 (1%)     max: 920 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
min: 1501     avg: 1543     median: 1550 (1%)     max: 1565 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 9678     avg: 16667     median: 15456.5 (16%)     max: 23157 Points
min: 13694     avg: 16219     median: 16219 (17%)     max: 18744 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 8643     avg: 9628     median: 9403 (5%)     max: 10702 Points
10494 Points (5%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 5909     avg: 6662     median: 6706 (10%)     max: 7207 Points
min: 6483     avg: 7168     median: 7357.5 (11%)     max: 7475 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
3DMark 06
min: 3400     avg: 3708     median: 3768.5 (7%)     max: 3895
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
4754 (9%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
3DMark 06
min: 2907     avg: 3184     median: 3206 (6%)     max: 3622 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
min: 3824     avg: 4155     median: 4229.5 (8%)     max: 4335 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
3DMark 06
min: 3212     avg: 3465     median: 3469 (6%)     max: 3746 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
3DMark 06
3826 Points (7%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
3DMark 06
4707 Points (9%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
7 fps (1%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 snx-01
3.4 fps (2%)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 tcvis-02
1 fps (2%)
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 sw-02
6.5 fps (8%)
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 proe-05
1.1 fps (4%)
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 maya-03
5.1 fps (4%)
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 lightwave-01
8 fps (9%)
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 ensight-04
6.5 fps (3%)
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 catia-03
3.3 fps (4%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 5.2     avg: 5.7     median: 5.7 (72%)     max: 6.1 Points
min: 6     avg: 6     median: 6 (76%)     max: 6.1 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 3.3     avg: 4.4     median: 4.6 (58%)     max: 5 Points
min: 4.9     avg: 5.2     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.3 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 967     avg: 3019     median: 3175 (15%)     max: 4428
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
min: 2172     avg: 3015     median: 3206 (15%)     max: 3477
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 7.46     avg: 8.2     median: 8.2 (3%)     max: 8.6 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
min: 10.67     avg: 11.3     median: 11.3 (5%)     max: 11.55 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
12.6 fps (4%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 310M → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 320M → 126% n=11

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
31.6  fps
130%
GeForce 320M:
41  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
22.1  fps
127%
GeForce 320M:
28  fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
20  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 320M:
7  fps
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
158  fps
82%
GeForce 320M:
98 161 ~ 130 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
71.5  fps
92%
GeForce 320M:
57 75 ~ 66 fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
53.4  fps
107%
GeForce 320M:
50 56 64 ~ 57 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 320M:
26 28 33 ~ 29 fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
GeForce 320M:
28.4  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
23.4  fps
high 1360x768
GeForce 320M:
19.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 320M:
12  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
55 67.1 77 102.5 fps 109.7 ~ 82 fps
134%
GeForce 320M:
110  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
15 18 19.1 19.2 fps 26 ~ 19 fps
137%
GeForce 320M:
26  fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
10 12.1 12.6 fps 12.7 ~ 12 fps
125%
GeForce 320M:
15  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 320M:
8  fps
low 800x600
GeForce 320M:
25  fps
med. 1360x768
GeForce 320M:
13  fps
low 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
33 36 38 ~ 36 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 320M:
21 21 22 ~ 21 fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 320M:
14  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 320M:
9  fps
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
48.3 fps  fps
143%
GeForce 320M:
69  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
17.7 fps  fps
130%
GeForce 320M:
23  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
14.6 fps  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
25.9 25.9 31.2 ~ 28 fps
168%
GeForce 320M:
47  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
14.3 14.8 14.8 ~ 15 fps
133%
GeForce 320M:
20  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
8.9 8.9 9.8 ~ 9 fps
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
GeForce 320M:
27.5 38 44.5 44.8 48.1 ~ 41 fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
22  fps
95%
GeForce 320M:
20 21.4 21.7 21.8 22.3 ~ 21 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 320M:
8.4 9.4 9.7 9.9 ~ 9 fps
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
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
24.8 25.2 29 ~ 26 fps
154%
GeForce 320M:
27.4 42.9 43.6 45.1 ~ 40 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
17.4 17.7 25 ~ 20 fps
140%
GeForce 320M:
22.4 29.1 30 30.5 ~ 28 fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
12.5 12.5 ~ 13 fps
138%
GeForce 320M:
15.7 18 18.8 ~ 18 fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
52 89.4 ~ 71 fps
83%
GeForce 320M:
59  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
GeForce 310M:
10.6 10.8 ~ 11 fps
109%
GeForce 320M:
12  fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
78.1 fps  fps
201%
GeForce 320M:
157  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
33 fps  fps
161%
GeForce 320M:
53  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
GeForce 310M:
17.3 fps  fps
98%
GeForce 320M:
17  fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
GeForce 320M:
90  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
38  fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce 320M:
22  fps
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
GeForce 320M:
29.8  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
16.9  fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 310M:
60.1 fps  fps
130%
GeForce 320M:
78  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
40.5 fps 44.2 ~ 42 fps
112%
GeForce 320M:
47  fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 310M:
58.8 62 ~ 60 fps
92%
GeForce 320M:
54.9  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
19.9 20.3 ~ 20 fps
106%
GeForce 320M:
21.2  fps
Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

2008
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
48  fps
121%
GeForce 320M:
58  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
6  fps
145%
GeForce 320M:
8.7  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
GeForce 320M:
89  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
75.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 320M:
47.3  fps
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
38.7 40.4 ~ 40 fps
280%
GeForce 320M:
112  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
29.3 31.1 ~ 30 fps
137%
GeForce 320M:
41  fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce 320M:
20  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
21 27.8 ~ 24 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
19.9  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
14.3 16.8 ~ 16 fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
36.5  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
16.4  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
11.5  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
40.2  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
27.5  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
11.9  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
100%
GeForce 310M:
82 fps  fps
124%
GeForce 320M:
102  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
28 fps 29 ~ 29 fps
117%
GeForce 320M:
34  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
16 16 fps ~ 16 fps
94%
GeForce 320M:
15  fps
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 310M:
7.7 8.3 ~ 8 fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
87.5  fps
Quake 4

Quake 4

2005
low 640x480
GeForce 320M:
62  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
62  fps
ultra 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
34  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
GeForce 320M:
132  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
104  fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce 320M:
23  fps
Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
high 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
88  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
GeForce 320M:
109.9  fps
high 800x600
GeForce 320M:
104.4  fps
ultra 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
29.6  fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
GeForce 320M:
366.2  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 310M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 320M → 130%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 124%

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