In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 310 are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 300.
The Quadro NVS 310 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro NVS 300, and so the Quadro NVS 310 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro NVS 300.
The Quadro NVS 310 and the Quadro NVS 300 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.
The Quadro NVS 310 has 1.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro NVS 300, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 310 is marginally better than the Quadro NVS 300.
The Quadro NVS 310 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro NVS 300 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 310 is 53 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 300 is 22. The Quadro NVS 310 having 31 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro NVS 310 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro NVS 300.
The Quadro NVS 310 requires 20 Watts to run and the Quadro NVS 300 requires 18 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro NVS 300, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Quadro NVS 310. The Quadro NVS 310 requires 2 Watts more than the Quadro NVS 300 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro NVS 310 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro NVS 300.
Quadro NVS 310 is a professional Graphics Card certified for professional applications.
Its drivers are not optimized for gaming purposes but rather for the use of professional applications. Its core, the Fermi GF119, is used on the GeForce 510 and therefore its performance is comparable but only slightly better, due to not benefiting from gaming optimizations that GeForce 510 does.
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