NVIDIA GeForce 315M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 315M


NVIDIA started GeForce 315M sales 5 January 2011. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. Up to 0.5 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at Up to 800 (DDR3), Up to 800 (GDDR3) MHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 14 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.39 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 315M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Tesla 2.0
Code name
Release date
5 January 2011

Technical specs

GeForce 315M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 315M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
Core clock speed
1212 MHz
Transistor count
260 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
14 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
38.78 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 315M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 315M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
Up to 0.5 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
Up to 800 (DDR3), Up to 800 (GDDR3) MHz
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 315M.
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 315M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Power management

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 315M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 315M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Vantage Performance
Unigine Heaven 3.0

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 315M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 315M from AMD is Radeon HD 8210, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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