NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 585
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 950
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2009
Performance 6.41

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 280M SLI sales 2 March 2009. This is G9x architecture notebook card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 950 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

6.41%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 280M SLI: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating464
Value for money2.85
ArchitectureG9x (2007−2010)
GPU code nameN10E-GTX
Market segmentLaptop
Release date2 March 2009 (13 years ago)
Current price$149 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 280M SLI'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 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores256of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed585 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1508 Millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 280M SLI'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 sizelarge

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 280M SLI: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed950 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Shared memory-

API support

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

DirectX10
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 280M SLI. 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.

GTX 280M SLI 6.41
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 280M SLI 9435

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 280M SLI 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.

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Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 18−20
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 20−22
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 18−20
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 20−22
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 18−20
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 20−22
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Hitman 3 8−9
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8−9
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Battlefield 5 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Battlefield 5 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 280M SLI performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 280M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon R9 M390, which is faster by 2% and higher by 9 positions in our performance rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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