Help Me Choose: NVIDIA graphics

Speed up what you love to do on your PC with
NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics

• Edit high-definition (HD) videos and high-resolution photos, fast and easy
• View amazing 3D content
• Play the latest PC games the way they’re meant to be played


Intel® HD Graphics 4000* Intel HD Graphics 4400*1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Systems SupportedXPS 12, XPS 18XPS 12XPS 14 XPS 15 XPS 15
Discrete/Integrated UMA IntegratedDiscreteDiscrete Discrete
Discrete Memory Up to 1.7GB dynamically allocated Up to 1.7GB dynamically allocated1GB1GB1GB
Graphics Memory Interface 128 bit 128 bit64 bit 64 bit 128 bit
DirectX 1111.1111111
Display Interfaces HDMI 1.4, Display PortHDMI 1.4, Display PortHDMI 1.4, Display Port HDMI 1.4, Display Port HDMI 1.4, Display Port
Dual Display Support YesYes YesYesYes
Blu-ray 3D Capable YesYes No YesYes
NVIDIA Optimus™ Technology YesYes YesYesYes
NVIDIA PhysX® capable N/AN/A YesYesYes
NVIDIA 3D Vision™/3DTV Play™ support N/AN/ANo NoNo
NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics offer supercharged performance in HD video playback and enhancements, high-resolution photo editing, accelerated web browsing, immersive 3D content and next-generation gaming. Also, dedicated graphics memory is designed to free up system memory, which helps improve the overall system and graphics performance of a PC.
NVIDIA Optimus technology — Great performance and great battery life
Optimus™ technology automatically switches between NVIDIA graphics and integrated graphics based on what application is being used. Outstanding graphics performance when you need it, whether you’re watching an HD movie, surfing new HTML5™ websites or playing the latest DirectX® 11 games, and longer battery life when you don’t.

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Edit HD videos and high-resolution photos fast and easy
Get on with your digital life — without the wait. Upgrade to NVIDIA GeForce — it’s the performance boost your PC needs to accelerate your digital life. Watch 1080p HD videos and render high-resolution photos instantly. Additional hardware and software may be required for full functionality. 
NVIDIA CUDA™ technology
Unlocks the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU's) processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks, such as video transcoding and photo/video editing. 
NVIDIA 3D Vision™ consists of the following NVIDIA technologies: NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, NVIDIA 3D Vision-ready display (LCD monitor, projector or television) and the NVIDIA 3D Vision active shutter glasses. 
NVIDIA 3D Vision
A 3D Vision PC can fundamentally change the way you interact with your PC. Imagine playing over 500 existing PC games, watching Blu-ray 3D movies, taking your own photographs or watching the latest 3D videos on, all in HD stereoscopic 3D. Now you can with a 3D Vision PC. For system requirements see:  
Enjoy the power of your NVIDIA GeForce graphics. With NVIDIA 3DTV Play™ software and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) 1.4 connection on your laptop, you can easily connect to a compatible 3D TV to enjoy 3D content on the big screen. For system requirements see:  
NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs) deliver performance and technologies for a superb gaming experience — from 3D Vision™ to surround multimonitor gaming, PhysX® and the unbeatable power of SLI™ — with GeForce, you know you’ve got the goods. Additional hardware, drivers or software may be required for full functionality. 
DirectX 11 Technology
DirectX® 11GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultrahigh performance in the new

application programming interface's (API’s) key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation. 

NVIDIA PhysX Technology
NVIDIA PhysX technology adds an element of realism revolutionary in gaming. With an NVIDIA GeForce GPU in your PC, experience dynamic PhysX effects such as blazing explosions, reactive debris, realistic water and lifelike characteristics.