NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 280M sales 3 March 2009. This is Tesla architecture notebook card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.95 GHz 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 5.35 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 280M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G92
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
3 March 2009
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 280M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
128
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
128
 
Core clock speed
1463 MHz
 
Transistor count
754 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
38 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
374.5 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
2-way
 
MXM Type
MXM 3.0 Type-B
 

Memory specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
Up to 950 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
61 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 280M.
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
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
HybridPower
+
 
PureVideo HD
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 280M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10
 
OpenGL
2.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 280M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
5.27
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
6672.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
906.46
 
 
Passmark
619
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 280M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
low / 600p
59.81
 
medium / 768p
54.80
 
high / 1024p
38.84
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
102.10
 
medium / 768p
66.20
 
high / 768p
45.55
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
122.00
 
medium / 768p
65.96
 
high / 768p
45.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 280M from AMD is Radeon R6 M340DX, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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