NVIDIA ION 2 vs ATI Radeon 3100 Mobile IGP

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
0.05
 
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Architecture
GT2xx
 
TeraScale
GPU code name
GT218-ION-A3, GT218-ILV-A3
 
RS780
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
10 January 2010 (11 years ago)
 
15 August 2008 (12 years ago)
Price now
$622
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
16
 
40
Core clock speed
405 / 475 / 535 MHz
 
350 MHz
Number of transistors
260 million
 
180 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
20 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
4.000
 
1.400

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on ION 2 and Radeon 3100 Mobile IGP 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.

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 1.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR2, DDR3
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
790 MHz
 
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Shared memory
-
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.1 (10_1)
 
10.0 (10_0)
Shader Model
4.1
 
4.1
OpenGL
3.3
 
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
 
1.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
N/A
CUDA
1.2
 
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Competitors of ION 2 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to ION 2 from AMD is Radeon HD 6380G.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to ION 2:

Competitors of Radeon 3100 Mobile IGP from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon 3100 Mobile IGP from NVIDIA is ION 2.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon 3100 Mobile IGP:

Advantages of NVIDIA ION 2

Much newer (10 January 2010 vs 15 August 2008)

Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)

Advantages of ATI Radeon 3100 Mobile IGP

More pipelines (40 vs 16)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA ION 2 and ATI Radeon 3100 Mobile IGP. We've got no test results to judge.

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