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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.

NVS Series

NVS 4200M compare 48 @ 0.81 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 3100M 16 @ 0.6 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 2100M compare 16 @ 0.54 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameN10M-NS
ArchitectureGT2xx
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed600 MHz
Shader Speed1470 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Power Consumption14 Watt
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement07.01.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagewww.nvidia.com

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 22322     avg: 23582     median: 23455.5 (24%)     max: 25093 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 9254     avg: 10238     median: 10487 (5%)     max: 10700 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 6461     avg: 6928     median: 7046.5 (8%)     max: 7106 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06
min: 3216     avg: 3261     median: 3257 (4%)     max: 3294 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 +
3DMark 06
min: 3484     avg: 3626     median: 3676 (5%)     max: 3719 Points
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 2888     avg: 3556     median: 3374.5 (2%)     max: 4340 points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 8.07     avg: 8.3     median: 8.3 (3%)     max: 8.56 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.

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
32 41 ~ 37 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
25  fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
40 58 58 ~ 52 fps    + Compare
ultra 1280x1024
11 12 ~ 12 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
119 132 ~ 126 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
54 61 ~ 58 fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
30 42 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
54 56 ~ 55 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
19 20 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
10 11 ~ 11 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
48 50 ~ 49 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
19 20 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
9.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Colin McRae: DIRT 23725
Anno 14045212
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare1265836
Crysis - GPU Benchmark552011
Crysis - CPU Benchmark49209.7
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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA NVS 3100M graphics card

 

Review Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook (Optimus)

Optimus Update. To increase its battery life, the Lenovo Thinkpad T510 is now equipped with Optimus GPU-switching technology from Nvidia. The details on how thi...
Intel Core i7-620M | NVIDIA NVS 3100M | 15.60" | 2.8 kg
 

Review Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Notebook (Optimus)

Two for one. Innovations don't even stop before the T410s. In this review, we'll devote ourselves to the Optimus upgrade and report about its impact in detail. ...
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Review Lenovo Thinkpad T410 Notebook (Optimus)

Optimization. After the T510, we also look at the up-to-date ThinkPad T410 alternative more closely. Thanks to the incorporated Nvidia Optimus technology, the 1...
Intel Core i7-620M | NVIDIA NVS 3100M | 14.10" | 2.3 kg
 

Review Dell Latitude E6510 Notebook

Business-Allrounder. With the E6510, Dell offers a reworked 15.6 incher intended for professional office duties. Depending on one's demands, the machine comes ...
Intel Core i7-820QM | NVIDIA NVS 3100M | 15.60" | 2.5 kg
 

Review Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG Notebook

The Thinkpad's 15 incher Arrandale Upgrade. Following the T410, the bigger T510 now faces our test course. Now Lenovo has also updated its 15 inch T-range class...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG: Intel Core i7-620M, 14.10", 2.3 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG Notebook

Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2522-K3G: Intel Core i5-560M, 14.10", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2522-K3G

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s-2904-a41: Intel Core i5-580M, 14.10", 2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410s-2904-a41

Lenovo ThinkPad T410 2518-B42: Intel Core i7-620M, 14.10", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410 2518-B42

Lenovo Thinkpad T410s-NUM9GGE: Intel Core i5-560M, 14.10", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T410s-NUM9GGE

Lenovo Thinkpad T410 - 2537-9UG: Intel Core i7-620M, 14.10", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T410 - 2537-9UG

HP EliteBook 8440p-XV959PA: Intel Core i5-580M, 14.00", 2.1 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8440p-XV959PA

Lenovo ThinkPad T510 - 4384-GEG: Intel Core i7-620M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T510 - 4384-GEG

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s (NUHFYGE): Intel Core i5-520M, 14.10", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410s (NUHFYGE)

Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTIGGGE: Intel Core i5-560M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTIGGGE

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s - 2924-9HG: Intel Core i5-580M, 14.10", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410s - 2924-9HG

Dell Latitude E6410 ATG: Intel Core i7-620M, 14.10", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6410 ATG

Lenovo ThinkPad T510-4349R73: Intel Core i5-520M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T510-4349R73

Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2537-PV5: Intel Core i5-520M, 14.10", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2537-PV5

Dell Latitude E6510: Intel Core i7-820QM, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6510

Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTH4JGE: Intel Core i7-620M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTH4JGE

Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG: Intel Core i7-620M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG

Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG: Intel Core i7-620M, 14.10", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad T410 2522-3FG

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