GeForce GTX 280M 

Released March, 2009
  • 585 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR3

These chips are still based on Kepler (600-series), but feature more CUDA cores, more memory, a wider memory bus, and faster clockspeeds.
by Tim-Verry (Jun, 2013)
Efficiency is quite impressive considering the GPU is still based on the 28nm manufacturing process.
by Slobodan-Simic (Oct, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 280M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

GeForce GTX 280M

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 280M

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 280M
60.8 GB/s
GeForce GT 540M
28.8 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 280M
9.36 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 540M
2.69 GPixel/s
Mobility Radeon HD 5870
11.2 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 280M
37.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 540M
10.75 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 280M
374.5 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 540M
258.05 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

GeForce GTX 280M

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

GeForce GTX 280M

In The News From around the web


NVIDIA Launches GTX 960M/950M and GeForce 940M/930M/920M

by Jarred Walton |
Considering the GTX 965M has 1024 CUDA cores many felt it would use GM206 as well, but that didn’t happen; in a similar fashion, those expecting (hoping) GTX 960M and 950M would use a derivative of GM206 are also going to be disappointed and it continues to use the GM107 chip.
Interestingly, the clocks and core configurations mean that potentially the GTX 950M is actually a bit slower than GTX 850M (640 cores at 936MHz + Boost compared to 914MHz + Boost), but NVIDIA doesn't disclose the full range of base clocks and Boost clocks so the 950M will hit higher clocks on average compared to 850M.
Although not inexpensive, it will allow customers to get some extra mileage out of their laptop, especially with the major improvements in performance we have seen with the Maxwell 2 based GTX 980M and GTX 970M.
If you are not afraid to open up your laptop, and you are looking for a graphics boost, you may want to check out the kits which can be found at Eurocom’s site.

Nvidia Maxwell goes mobile with GTX 980M and GTX 970M

by Slobodan Simic |
Despite their same name, mobile GPUs are always way below their desktop counterparts for obvious reasons, and while that might happened before, the new Maxwell 2.0 changes everything and closes the relative performance gap placing the performance of the mobile GTX 980M at around 80 percent of the GTX 980.
Efficiency is quite impressive considering the GPU is still based on the 28nm manufacturing process.
Nvidia would also most probably release a 880M SLI Configuration which would be the king of mobile graphics for a year or so.
Details about Maxwell’s Mobility series surfaced a few days back and now predicted benchmarks have also surfaced.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name G92
Market Laptop
Clock speed 585 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 128
Texture mapping units 64
Render output processors 16
Pixel rate 9.36 GPixel/s
Texture rate 37.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 374.5 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 950 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,900 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 60.8 GB/s

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