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Nvidia 300 Series

GeForce 315 512MB

The GeForce 315 512MB is clocked at 475 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 23.


Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB

help iconCore Speed475 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size40nm
help iconArchitectureGT216help iconTexture Mapping Units16
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportnohelp iconTexture Rate7.6 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units8
help iconRelease Date01 Feb 2010help iconPixel Rate3.8 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power33Whelp iconDirectX10.1
help iconMemory512MBhelp iconShader Model4.1
help iconMemory Speed790MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.2
help iconMemory Bus64 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeDDR3help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs48help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance23help iconVGA Connections1

GeForce 315 512MB compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 11 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This graphics card will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little driver support from Nvidia.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 23, the Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 33 Watts, however.

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