NVIDIA GeForce 315M vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570

NVIDIA GeForce 315M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570

General info

Comparison of GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
TeraScale
Code name
GT218
 
M92
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 January 2011
 
9 January 2009

Technical specs

GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570'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 and Mobility Radeon HD 4570's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
16
 
80
CUDA cores
16
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1212 MHz
 
680 MHz
Transistor count
260 million
 
242 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
55 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
14 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
4.848 GTexel / s
 
5.44 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
38.78 gflops
 
108.8 gflops
Gigaflops
73
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
MXM-II

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570: 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
GDDR3
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB / s
 
12.8 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
DisplayPortHDMIVGADual Link DVISingle Link DVI
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Power management
8.0
 
n/d
CUDA
+
 
-
HybridPower
+
 
n/d
Powerplay
n/d
 
+
1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI
n/d
 
+
PCI-E 2.0 x16
n/d
 
+
1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer)
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600
n/d
 
+
HDMI support up to 1920x1080 (both with 7.1 AC3 Audio)
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_1)
 
10.1 (10_1)
OpenGL
4.1
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce 315M 0.24 +50%
ATI Mobility HD 4570 0.16

3DMark Vantage Performance

GeForce 315M 1109
ATI Mobility HD 4570 1151 +3.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 315M

50% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (5 January 2011 vs 9 January 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
DirectX Compute Support (Windows 7)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
OpenGL 2.1
HybridPower
HDMI

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570

More pipelines (80 vs 16)
OpenGL 2.0
PCI-E 2.0 x16
Powerplay
DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600
HDMI support up to 1920x1080 (both with 7.1 AC3 Audio)
1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI
1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer)

So, 315M or Mobility HD 4570?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 315M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 315M and Mobility Radeon HD 4570, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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