NVIDIA NVS 315: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started NVS 315 sales 10 March 2013 at a recommended price of 159 USD. This is Fermi 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 1 GB 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 1-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 145 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 19 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.75 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of NVS 315's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Fermi 2.0
Code name
Release date
10 March 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
159 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

NVS 315's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of NVS 315's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
523 MHz
Transistor count
292 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
19 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
100.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on NVS 315'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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
145 mm
Supplementary power connectors

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on NVS 315: 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 type
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1750 MHz
Memory bandwidth
14 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on NVS 315.
Display Connectors
1x DMS-59


Technological solutions and APIs supported by NVS 315. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of NVS 315. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3DMark Vantage Performance
Unigine Heaven 3.0

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of NVS 315. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
12 Mh/s

Relative perfomance

Overall NVS 315 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to NVS 315 from AMD is FirePro W2100, which is faster by 25% and higher by 68 positions in our rating.

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