NVIDIA NVS 3100M vs NVIDIA NVS 2100M

NVIDIA NVS 3100M

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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.

NVIDIA NVS 2100M

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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.

NVIDIA NVS 3100MNVIDIA NVS 2100M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
NVS Series
NVS 4200M (compare) 48 @ 810 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 3100M 16 @ 600 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 2100M 16 @ 535 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 4200M (compare) 48 @ 810 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 3100M 16 @ 600 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
NVS 2100M 16 @ 535 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameN10M-NS
ArchitectureGT2xxGT2xx
16 - 16 -
Core600 MHz535 MHz
Shader1470 MHz1230 MHz
Memory800 MHz800 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR3, DDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Memory512 MB512 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10.1, 4.1
Technology40 nm40 nm
Introduced07.01.2010 07.01.2010
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/nvs_techspe...http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvs_techspe...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 2100M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 2100M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 22322     avg: 23581.5     median: 23455 (24%)     max: 25093 Points
min: 18589     avg: 20085.5     median: 20085 (21%)     max: 21582 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 9254     avg: 10238.2     median: 10487 (5%)     max: 10700 Points
min: 9591     avg: 9597     median: 9597 (5%)     max: 9603 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 6461     avg: 6928.3     median: 7046 (13%)     max: 7106 Points
min: 6439     avg: 6442.5     median: 6442 (12%)     max: 6446 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 2100M
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 5     avg: 5.9     median: 5 (71%)     max: 6 points
5.7 points (81%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 3     avg: 4.4     median: 4 (57%)     max: 5 points
4.9 points (70%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA NVS 2100M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA NVS 2100M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA NVS 3100M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA NVS 2100M → 92%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
NVS 2100M:
26  fps
med. 1366x768
NVS 2100M:
12  fps
NVS 2100M:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
NVS 3100M:
32 41 ~ 37 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
25  fps
NVS 3100M:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
40 58 58 ~ 52 fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
NVS 3100M:
11 12 ~ 12 fps
NVS 3100M:
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Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
100%
NVS 3100M:
119 132 ~ 126 fps
74%
NVS 2100M:
93  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
54 61 ~ 58 fps
52%
NVS 2100M:
30  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
NVS 3100M:
30 42 ~ 36 fps
NVS 3100M:
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NVS 2100M:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
54 56 ~ 55 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
19 20 ~ 20 fps
high 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
10 11 ~ 11 fps
NVS 3100M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
48 50 ~ 49 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
19 20 ~ 20 fps
high 1024x768
100%
NVS 3100M:
9.7  fps
NVS 3100M:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA NVS 3100M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA NVS 2100M → 63%

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