NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 280M sales 2 March 2009. This is G9x architecture notebook card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 61 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-IV interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.34 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 280M's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.64
 
Architecture
G9x
 
GPU code name
N10E-GTX
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
2 March 2009 (12 years ago)
 
Price now
$140
 
of 10780 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 280M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 280M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
128
 
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
128
 
Core clock speed
585 MHz
 
Number of transistors
754 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
38 billion/sec
 
Floating-point performance
374.5 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)
Gigaflops
562
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 280M'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.

Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
MXM-IV
 
SLI options
+
 
MXM Type
MXM 3.0 Type-B
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 280M: 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory bandwidth
61 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 280M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
Display Connectors
HDMIDual Link DVISingle Link DVIDisplayPortLVDSVGA
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 280M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Power management
8.0
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 280M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
2.1
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 280M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

2.34

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

6672

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

621

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 280M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 70% minimum and 60% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
70%
Recommended
60%
Minimum
70%
Recommended
60%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 280M from AMD is Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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