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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M SLI is a graphics solution that combines two Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M with an SLI connection. As not every game supports SLI efficiently, the performance increase compared to a single card is only about 0-40%. The most frequently used technique is Alternate Frame Rendering (AFR), where each card take turns rendering a frame in an alternating manner. Therefore, the SLI solution may suffer from noticeable micro stuttering at frame-rates between 20-30 fps (due to display irregularities between each rendered frame).

Each of the two GeForce GTX 285M is based on the G92b core and is therefore produced in 55nm. It features the full 128 pipelines of the G92b core and is therefore comparable to the desktop 9800M GTX+ and not the desktop GTX 280.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M SLI in laptops with Core 2 Duo CPUs is bundled with the GeForce 9400M G chipset and therefore supports HybridPower (if the manufacturer enables it). With HybridPower, both GTX cards can be disabled and only the chipset graphics core can run, leading to improved battery life (and possibly less fan noise). Modern Core i7 laptops are using an Intel chipset and do not support HybridPower.

Since there are two GTX 285M cards active in SLI, the electrical current consumption and exhumed heat are about twice as much as what a single GTX 285M can produce. Due to the large power and cooling requirements, this SLI combination can only be found in large DTR laptops (like the Alienware M17x).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M SLI is a graphics solution that combines two Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M cards in an SLI setup. As not every game supports SLI efficiently, the performance increase compared to a single card is only about 0-40%. The most frequently used technique is Alternate Frame Rendering (AFR), where one card renders every odd frame while the second card renders every even frame. Due to the SLI setup, users may experience micro stuttering due to the irregular delays between sequential frames.

Each of the two GeForce GTX 280M is based on the G92b core and is produced in 55nm. It features the full 128 pipelines of the G92b and is therefore more comparable to the desktop 9800M GTX+ than the desktop GTX 280.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M SLI is bundled with the GeForce 9400M G chipset (for laptops based on the Core 2 Duo) and therefore supports HybridPower if supported by the manufacturer. With HybridPower, both GTX cards can be disabled and only the chipset graphics core can run, leading to longer battery life (and possibly less fan noise). Modern Core i7 laptops use an Intel chipset and do not support HybridPower.

Since there are two GTX 280 cards active in SLI, the electric current consumption and exhumed heat are about twice as much as what a single GTX 280M can produce. Due to the large power and cooling requirements, this SLI combination is usually reserved for large desktop replacement (DTR) laptops (like the Alienware M17x).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLINVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 200M Series
GeForce GTX 285M SLI 256 @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 1020 MHz
GeForce GTX 280M SLI 256 @ 0.59 GHz256 Bit @ 950 MHz
GeForce GTX 260M SLI compare 224 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 950 MHz
GeForce GTX 285M compare 128 @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 1020 MHz
GeForce GTX 280M compare 128 @ 0.59 GHz256 Bit @ 950 MHz
GeForce GTX 260M compare 112 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 950 MHz
GeForce GTX 285M SLI 256 @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 1020 MHz
GeForce GTX 280M SLI 256 @ 0.59 GHz256 Bit @ 950 MHz
GeForce GTX 260M SLI compare 224 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 950 MHz
GeForce GTX 285M compare 128 @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 1020 MHz
GeForce GTX 280M compare 128 @ 0.59 GHz256 Bit @ 950 MHz
GeForce GTX 260M compare 112 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 950 MHz
CodenameN10E-GTXN10E-GTX
ArchitectureG9xG9x
Pipelines256 - unified256 - unified
Core Speed576 MHz585 MHz
Shader Speed1500 MHz1463 MHz
Memory Speed1020 MHz950 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 (2x1024) MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors1508 Million1508 Million
technology55 nm55 nm
FeaturesHybridPower, PureVideo HD, CUDA, PhysX readyHybridPower, PureVideo HD, CUDA, PhysX ready
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement02.03.2009 02.03.2009
InformationMXM 3MXM 3
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
11233 Points (11%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI
min: 8728     avg: 9435     median: 9435 (9%)     max: 10142 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
10511 Points (10%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI
min: 9649     avg: 9947     median: 9946.5 (9%)     max: 10244 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 37453     avg: 38453     median: 38453 (40%)     max: 39453 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 57010     avg: 57553     median: 57552.5 (30%)     max: 58095 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
21611 Points (32%)
min: 19180     avg: 19268     median: 19267.5 (28%)     max: 19355 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI
3DMark 06
16132 (30%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI
3DMark 06
16608 Points (31%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI
min: 14340     avg: 15019     median: 15000 (28%)     max: 15717 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
10.2 (21%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
12.3 (26%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
15.5 (33%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
20.9 (11%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
10 (20%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
11 (16%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
3.4 (9%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
5 (10%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
7.3 Points (92%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
7.3 Points (92%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik (Spiele)
5.9 Points (87%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik
5.9 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 4418     avg: 4616     median: 4482 (21%)     max: 4949
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI
min: 4835     avg: 5197     median: 5197 (25%)     max: 5559
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 29.33     avg: 30.7     median: 30.7 (13%)     max: 32.04 fps

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI → 95% 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.

high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
81.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
50.6  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
118.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
113.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
84.3  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
103.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
84.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
58  fps
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
86.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
85.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
79.8  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
127.1  fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
103.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
69.9  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
105  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
89.4  fps
42%
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
37.6  fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
312  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
145  fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
120  fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
180 208.8 ~ 194 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
127.5  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
127.5  fps
94%
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
116.9 123.1 ~ 120 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
87.7  fps
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
46.1 65.4 ~ 56 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
44.6 45.2 ~ 45 fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
35.5 62.2 ~ 49 fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
165  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
104  fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
91.6  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
50.8  fps
Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

2008
low 800x600
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
73  fps
ultra 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
35  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
122 208.8 ~ 165 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
81 127.5 ~ 104 fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
77 116.9 ~ 97 fps
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
237.2  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
175.3  fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
105.9 119 ~ 112 fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
77.2  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
67.2  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
64.6  fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
102.6 108.5 ~ 106 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
74.2  fps
86%
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
64.1  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
62  fps
85%
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
52 53.2 ~ 53 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
26.9  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
123.5 124.8 ~ 124 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
73.9  fps
89%
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
65.4  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
59.3  fps
79%
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
41.3 53.2 ~ 47 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
24.9  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
47  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
74  fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
130.8  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
267  fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
52  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
217.1  fps
ultra 1024x768
GeForce GTX 280M SLI:
215.7  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI → 79%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 76%

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