NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v

NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v

General info

Comparison of GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
TeraScale
Code name
G94
 
M92
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
29 July 2008
 
5 May 2010

Technical specs

GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
48
 
80
CUDA cores
48
 
n/d
Core clock speed
530 MHz
 
550 MHz
Transistor count
505 million
 
242 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
55 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
60 Watt
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
12.72 GTexel / s
 
4.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
127.2 gflops
 
88 gflops
Gigaflops
180
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v 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.
Laptop size
large
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
MXM-A (3.0)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v: 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
512 MB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
51.2 GB / s
 
12.8 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CUDA
+
 
-
HybridPower
+
 
n/d
PureVideo HD
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
10.1 (10_1)
OpenGL
3.3
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

9700M GTS 0.22 +37.5%
ATI Mobility HD 540v 0.16

3DMark Vantage Performance

9700M GTS 2825 +180.3%
ATI Mobility HD 540v 1008

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 9700M GTS and Mobility Radeon HD 540v are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS

37.5% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (51.2 vs 12.8 GB/s)
PureVideo HD
HybridPower
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)
PhysX ready
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v

Much newer (5 May 2010 vs 29 July 2008)
More pipelines (80 vs 48)
Finer manufacturing process technology (55 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 60 watts)

So, 9700M GTS or Mobility HD 540v?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS.
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