NVIDIA NVS 310: specs and benchmarks

Price now 88$
Games supported 70%
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 523 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1750 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 11.17


NVIDIA started NVS 310 sales 26 June 2012 at a recommended price of $159. This is Fermi 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 512 MB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.75 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 14 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 156 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 20 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


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

General info

Of NVS 310's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating380
Value for money8.21
ArchitectureFermi 2.0 (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF119
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date26 June 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$159
Current price$88 (0.6x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

NVS 310's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of NVS 310's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores48of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed523 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors292 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)20 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate4.184of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance100.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on NVS 310's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length156 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on NVS 310: 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 typeDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1750 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth14 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on NVS 310. 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 Connectors2x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by NVS 310, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of NVS 310. 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.

NVS 310 11.17
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

NVS 310 3287

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

NVS 310 851

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of NVS 310. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 7.8 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good NVS 310 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.

Average FPS

Popular games

Relative perfomance

Overall NVS 310 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to NVS 310 from AMD is FirePro W5100, which is slower by 8% and lower by 23 positions in our 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.

NVIDIA Quadro K2200 Quadro K2200
AMD FirePro W5100 FirePro W5100
AMD FirePro W5000 FirePro W5000
NVIDIA Quadro K1200 Quadro K1200
AMD FirePro W7000 FirePro W7000
NVIDIA Quadro K4200 Quadro K4200

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with NVS 310 according to our statistics.

User rating

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