NVIDIA NVS 3100M
The Nvidia NVS 3100M or Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M is a business graphics card that is based on the GT218 core (e.g. GeForce G210M / 310M) but with drivers that are optimized for stability and compatibility in business applications).
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 G210M in medium to high details fluently. Still, because of the "business drivers" and the slightly lower clock rate, the gaming performance of the NVS3100M may be worse.
The NVS 3100M 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 approx. 14 Watt (TDP of G210M) is relatively high for a business notebook, but compared to integrated graphic cards, the NVS 3100M should still provide more 3D performance.
|Pipelines||16 - unified|
|Core Speed||600 MHz|
|Shader Speed||1470 MHz|
|Memory Speed||800 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||64 Bit|
|Memory Type||GDDR3, DDR3|
|Max. Amount of Memory||512 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1|
|Date of Announcement||07.01.2010|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvs_techspe...|