NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M

NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M

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The Nvidia GeForce GT 325M is a DirectX 10.1 capable middle class notebook graphics card. Technically it is a slower clocked GT 330M and similar to the GT 230M. The core clock of the chip is a bit below the GT 230M, but faster memory is supported. The power consumption should be a bit below the average GT 230M.

 

The performance of the GT 325M should be similar to the GeForce GT 230M and therefore located in the middle class. The card should support DirectX 10.1 and all the features of the GT 230M (as it is based on the same GT216 core). Therefore, PureVideo HD (with VP4?) and CUDA support should be in the chip.

As with the GT 230M, the performance depends on the used graphics memory. With slow DDR2, the card can be up to 20% slower than with faster memory.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M

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The Nvidia GeForce GT 320M or GT320M was presented in the HP dv6t and dv7t series and should be based on a stripped down GT216 core with 24 instead of 48 shader cores.

Beware: The GT 320M should not be confused with the newer GeForce 320M in the Apple MacBook 13" 04/2010 laptops, which is a chipset graphics card.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the GT 320M supports Hybrid-SLI (only HybridPower). HybridPower is a technique to choose between the integrated and dedicated graphics core, if performance or battery runtime is needed. This works only in Windows Vista. Up to now the user has to use a tool to switch between the GPUs. Later Nvidia wants to switch automatically in the drivers. GeForceBoost is not supported with this card, as there would be no performance gain.

The GT 320M features 24 stream processors that do the graphic work of the vertex- and pixel-shaders. Nvidia Shaders are 1-dimensional and can therefore not be directly compared to the 5-dimensional shaders of AMD (HD 4650 e.g.).

The performance of the GT 320M is nearly on a level of the old GeForce 9600M GT (altough the 9600M GT features 32 shaders). Demanding Direct X 10 games like Crysis or Dirt 2 can only be played in low details fluently. Older games like Left 4 Dead can be played with high details fluently. More game benchmarks can be found below.

The GeForce GT 320M supports PureVideo HD (VP4) to decode HD videos with the GPU. H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 ASP (DivX or xVID) can be fully decoded by the GPU. Futhermore, CUDA and DirectCompute are supported to use the processing power of the graphics card for other applications (with modern drivers). PhysX is currently not supported because of the low shader count.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 325MNVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GT 300M Series
GeForce GT 335M compare 72 @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz
GeForce GT 330M compare 48 @ 0.58 GHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz
GeForce GT 325M 48 @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz
GeForce GT 320M 24 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
GeForce GT 335M compare 72 @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz
GeForce GT 330M compare 48 @ 0.58 GHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz
GeForce GT 325M 48 @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz
GeForce GT 320M 24 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
CodenameN11P-GV1
ArchitectureGT2xxGT2xx
Pipelines48 - unified24 - unified
Core Speed450 MHz500 MHz
Shader Speed990 MHz1100 MHz
Memory Speed1066 MHz790 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3, DDR3DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB1024 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, HybridPower, PhysXPCI-E 2.0, PureVideo HD (VP4), HybridPower
Notebook Sizemedium sizedmedium sized
Date of Announcement10.01.2010 21.01.2010
Information142 Gigaflops
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 13916     avg: 14930     median: 15232.5 (8%)     max: 15340 Points
11831 Points (6%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 9933     avg: 10461     median: 10574 (15%)     max: 10617 Points
7795 Points (11%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 5     avg: 5.5     median: 5.2 (66%)     max: 6.3 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 4.3     avg: 4.6     median: 4.7 (59%)     max: 4.8 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M → 65% n=5

- 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 GT 325M:
35.5 fps  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
24.4 fps  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
45.9  fps
65%
GeForce GT 320M:
29.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
25.4  fps
61%
GeForce GT 320M:
15.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
17.2  fps
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
58.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
31.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
26.8  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
51.5  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
35  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
25.7  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
GeForce GT 320M:
36  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 320M:
22  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
89.6 fps  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
18.4 fps  fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
59.2 70.6 ~ 65 fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
71.6  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
20  fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
26.4  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
17.8  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
25.9  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
16.3  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
83  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
40 50 ~ 45 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
25 26 ~ 26 fps
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GT 325M:
13.8  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M → 63%

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

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