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NVIDIA NVS 4200M

The NVIDIA NVS 4200M (or NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M) is a business graphics card for laptops which is most likely based on the same core as the GeForce GT 520M. According to the Nvidia Homepage, the 4200M is allowed to be clocked up to 810MHz, compared to the 550MHz of the GT 520M. However, the clock rates of the NVS 4200M in the Dell Latitude 6420 is similar to the GT 520M.

The NVS series is optimized for business applications and stability and may therefore perform a bit worse in games due to the special drivers and BIOS optimizations.

The gaming performance may be a bit worse compared to similar clocked GeForce cards due to the stability optimizations of the NVS. In theory the raw performance of the chip is enough to run current games of 2010/2011 in low-medium details and resolutions.

As the GT 520M, the NVS4200M should support PureVideo HD (VP4) to accelerate HD videos and OpenCL / CUDA / DirectX Compute to use the render cores for other applications.

The graphics card supports HDMI 1.3 up to 1920x1080 and Multimode DisplayPort up to 2560x1600. Furthermore, 7.1 channel HD audio can be trasmitted over the HDMI port.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
NVS Series
NVS 4200M 48 @ 810 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 3100M (compare) 16 @ 600 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 2100M (compare) 16 @ 535 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed810 MHz
Shader Speed1620 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement22.02.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/nvs_techspe...

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 507     avg: 605.1     median: 572 (2%)     max: 806 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 496     avg: 518.6     median: 507 (1%)     max: 541 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 9189     avg: 9507.2     median: 9462 (20%)     max: 9801 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 7.1     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (3%)     max: 7.8 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 6.4     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (81%)     max: 6.5 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 4.7     avg: 5.5     median: 5.6 (71%)     max: 6.4 points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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

Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
47.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
17.6  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
11.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
95  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
36  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
24  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
108.6 116 ~ 112 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
74 76 ~ 75 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
41  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
24.7 31 ~ 28 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
19.1 25 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
149  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
30  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
19  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
22 25.5 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
14 16.1 ~ 15 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
33  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
23  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
med. 1024x768
43.2 48 ~ 46 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
19 19.1 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1280x1024
12.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
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