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|
|Pipelines||16 - unified|
|Core Speed||606 MHz|
|Shader Speed||1212 MHz|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||64 Bit|
|Memory Type||GDDR3, DDR3|
|Max. Amount of Memory||512 MB|
|API||DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1|
|Transistor Count||260 Million|
|Features||DirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, HybridPower|
|Date of Announcement||11.05.2012|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...|
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