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NVIDIA GeForce 405M

NVIDIA GeForce 405M

The Nvidia GeForce 405M is an entry level laptop graphics card and technically a renamed GeForce 310M / 315M. Therefore, it is based on the old G2xx architecture and related to the GeForce G210M with slightly altered clock speeds.

The performance of the 405M is similar to the GeForce G 210M and therefore located in the entry level class. Older demanding  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. Compared to modern integrated graphics cards from AMD and Intel, the Geforce 405M performs much worse and is therefore only suited for old Pentium processors. For detailed gaming benchmark, including some modern games like Call of Duty MW3 or Anno 2070 visit the graphics card page of the similar GeForce G210M.

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.

GeForce 400M Series

GeForce 410M compare 48 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 405M 16 @ 0.61 GHz64 Bit @ 1600 MHz
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed606 MHz
Shader Speed1212 MHz
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Transistor Count260 Million
technology40 nm
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, HybridPower
Date of Announcement11.05.2012
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