NVIDIA ION 2: specs and benchmarks
NVIDIA started ION 2 sales 10 January 2010. This is GT2xx architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB of DDR2, DDR3 memory clocked at 790 GHz are supplied.
Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 20 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.73 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of ION 2's architecture, market segment and release date.
ION 2's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of ION 2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on ION 2'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.
Parameters of memory installed on ION 2: 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.
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on ION 2. 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.
APIs supported by ION 2, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of ION 2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
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3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution.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.
Let's see how good ION 2 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 59% minimum and 50% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Overall ION 2 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to ION 2 from AMD is Radeon HD 8210, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to ION 2: