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The Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M is a business graphics card that is based on the GT218 core (e.g. GeForce G210M / NVS 3100M) but with drivers that are optimized for stability and compatibility in business applications). Compared to the NVS 3100M, the NVS 2100M features a lower clock rate and therefore a bit slower performance.

Therefore, it is an entry level graphics card with low 3D performance that should be sufficient for low end games and demanding games in very low detail settings and resolutions. For example the old FEAR ran on a (faster) G210M in medium to high details fluently. Still, because of the "business drivers", the gaming performance of the NVS2100M may be worse.

The NVS 2100M supports PureVideo HD (with Video Processor VP4) to decode HD videos in the formats H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP using the GPU. This helps reducing the CPU load and should lead to higher battery runtimes when viewing HD videos.

The chip should also support CUDA and DirectX Compute to access the computing power of the graphics card for general tasks (like encoding a video).

The power consumption of under 14 Watt (TDP of G210M) is relatively high for a business notebook, but compared to integrated graphic cards, the NVS 2100M should still provide more 3D performance.

NVS Series

NVS 4200M compare 48 @ 0.81 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 3100M compare 16 @ 0.6 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 2100M 16 @ 0.54 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed535 MHz
Shader Speed1230 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement07.01.2010
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3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 18589     avg: 20086     median: 20085.5 (21%)     max: 21582 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 9591     avg: 9597     median: 9597 (5%)     max: 9603 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 6439     avg: 6443     median: 6442.5 (7%)     max: 6446 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 3000     avg: 3084     median: 3084 (2%)     max: 3168 points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 7.13     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (2%)     max: 7.15 fps
- 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
26  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

low 800x600
93  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
30  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Battlefield: Bad Company 22612
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare9330
< 30 fps
< 60 fps
< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps


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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA NVS 2100M graphics card


Review Toshiba Tecra S11-11H Notebook

Workstation Lite. The Tecra S11 is intended to be a workstation computer, according to Toshiba. But it is questionable whether its Nvidia Quadro NVS 2100M graph...
Intel Core i5-520M | NVIDIA NVS 2100M | 15.60" | 2.6 kg

Toshiba Tecra S11-124: Intel Core i5-520M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra S11-124

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540: Intel Core i7-620M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540

Toshiba Tecra S11-11H: Intel Core i5-520M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra S11-11H

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530 : Intel Core i5-520M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530

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