GRID K120Q vs NVS 315

Price now 184$
Games supported 50%
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 523 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1750 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 850 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1782 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 49%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating10311057
Value for money0.01no data
ArchitectureFermi 2.0 (2010−2014)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGF119GK107
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date10 March 2013 (10 years old)2 July 2014 (8 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$159 $125
Current price$184 (1.2x MSRP)no data
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 cores48192
Core clock speed523 MHz850 MHz
Number of transistors292 million1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)19 Watt130 Watt
Texture fill rate4.18413.60
Floating-point performance100.4 gflops326.4 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on 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 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length145 mmno data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GB512 MB
Memory bus width64 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1750 MHz1782 MHz
Memory bandwidth14 GB/s28.51 GB/s

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 Connectors1x DMS-59No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 315 0.88
GRID K120Q 0.74
  • Passmark


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: 24%

NVS 315 346
GRID K120Q 293

NVS 315 outperforms GRID K120Q by 18% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of NVS 315 and GRID K120Q. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 12 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.88 0.74
Recency 10 March 2013 2 July 2014
Cost $159 $125
Memory bus width 64 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 48 192
Memory bandwidth 14 28.51
Chip lithography 40 nm 28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 19 Watt 130 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVS 315

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of NVS 315 by AMD

The nearest NVS 315's AMD equivalent is FirePro V3900, which is faster by 89% and higher by 192 positions in our performance rating.

AMD FirePro V3900 FirePro V3900

Here are some closest AMD rivals to NVS 315:

FirePro M4150 272.73
FirePro W2100 260.23
FirePro V3900 188.64
NVS 315 100

Competitors of GRID K120Q by AMD

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for GRID K120Q. The nearest candidate is FirePro V3900, however, it's 124% faster and higher by 218 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro V3900 FirePro V3900

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GRID K120Q:

FirePro M4150 324.32
FirePro W2100 309.46
FirePro V3900 224.32
GRID K120Q 100

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User rating

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