NVIDIA ION 2: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA ION 2
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 405 / 475 / 535
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type DDR2, DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 790
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 0.65

Summary

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 6/12 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

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of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of ION 2's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating1084
ArchitectureGT2xx (2009−2012)
GPU code nameGT218-ION-A3, GT218-ILV-A3
Market segmentLaptop
Release date10 January 2010 (12 years ago)
Current price$622 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores16of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed405 / 475 / 535 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors260 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)6/12 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate4.000of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

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.

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

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.

Memory typeDDR2, DDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed790 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Shared memory-

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.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by ION 2, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.1
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA1.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of ION 2. 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.

ION 2 0.65
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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%

ION 2 724

Game benchmarks

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.

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

Relative perfomance

Overall ION 2 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to ION 2 from AMD is Radeon HD 6430M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M GeForce GT 230M
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Recommended processors

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