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NVIDIA NVS 5200M

NVIDIA NVS 5200M

The NVIDIA NVS 5200M is an entry-level, dedicated business graphics card for laptops. It should be based on the 28nm GF117 Fermi chip, but 40nm GF108 versions are also possible. According to the specifications, the NVS 5200M is very similar to the consumer GeForce GT 620M but with slightly reduced clock rates.

Architecture

The GF117 is based on the optimized Fermi architecture of the GF108 (GeForce GT 540M) chip and offers 96 shaders, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. Each shader core is clocked twice as fast as the rest of the graphics chip, a technique known as hot clocking. More detailed information on Fermi can be found on the GT 435M GPU page.

Performance

The 5200M supports a turbo mode up to 715 MHz and can provide a similar  performance like the GeForce GT 620M or 540M - despite the 64 bit memory interface.

Features

The shader cores (also called CUDA cores) can be used for general calculations with APIs such as CUDA, DirectCompute 2.1 and OpenCL. PhysX is theoretically possible, but the NVS 5200M may be too slow to handle both PhysX and 3D rendering for modern games. 3D Vision is not supported according to Nvidia.

According to Nvidia, the power consumption of the NVS 5200M should be below that of the GeForce GT 525M due to improved efficiency in the GF117 core architecture.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
NVS 5000M Series

NVS 5400M

96 @ 660 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
NVS 5200M 96 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN13M-NS
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *625 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology28 / 40 nm
FeaturesPhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, Play, Optimus
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 694      avg: 709 (6%)     median: 704 (6%)     max: 729 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 659      avg: 674.7 (6%)     median: 671 (6%)     max: 694 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4924      avg: 5037 (6%)     median: 4949 (6%)     max: 5238 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4241      avg: 4356 (16%)     median: 4352 (16%)     max: 4475 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 44813      avg: 50165.7 (7%)     median: 49497 (7%)     max: 56187 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.8      avg: 9.8 (9%)     median: 9.8 (9%)     max: 9.8 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.8      avg: 9.8 (7%)     median: 9.8 (7%)     max: 9.8 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 109      avg: 109 (7%)     median: 109 (7%)     max: 109 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 54      avg: 54 (2%)     median: 54 (2%)     max: 54 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 923      avg: 990.4 (6%)     median: 1008 (6%)     max: 1029 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1047      avg: 1116.8 (8%)     median: 1136 (8%)     max: 1158 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3383      avg: 3544.3 (8%)     median: 3579 (8%)     max: 3671 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4111      avg: 4245.7 (10%)     median: 4268 (10%)     max: 4358 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 7371      avg: 7903.8 (21%)     median: 7503 (20%)     max: 8803 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 15064      avg: 15064 (41%)     median: 15064 (41%)     max: 15064 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 19685      avg: 19685 (13%)     median: 19685 (13%)     max: 19685 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 13.5      avg: 13.7 (7%)     median: 13.7 (7%)     max: 13.8 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4873      avg: 7966.4 (30%)     median: 5941 (23%)     max: 13474 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.52      avg: 2.5 (4%)     median: 2.5 (4%)     max: 2.52 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.84      avg: 0.8 (1%)     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.84 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.27      avg: 6.3 (10%)     median: 6.3 (10%)     max: 6.41 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.04      avg: 1.1 (6%)     median: 1.1 (6%)     max: 1.12 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.53      avg: 8 (7%)     median: 8 (7%)     max: 8.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 12.89      avg: 13 (16%)     median: 13 (16%)     max: 13.18 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 12.36      avg: 12.4 (15%)     median: 12.4 (15%)     max: 12.41 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.61      avg: 4.8 (7%)     median: 4.8 (7%)     max: 4.95 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 25.45      avg: 26.5 (22%)     median: 26.8 (22%)     max: 27.07 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4578      avg: 5901.8 (40%)     median: 6266.5 (43%)     max: 6496 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.3      avg: 6.4 (81%)     median: 6.3 (80%)     max: 6.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.9      avg: 6.1 (77%)     median: 6.3 (80%)     max: 6.6 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
47.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
25.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
20.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
41.2 63.1 ~ 52 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
17.4 31.7 ~ 25 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.9 19 ~ 15 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
35.9 38 ~ 37 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
18.9 23 ~ 21 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
8.6 13 ~ 11 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Guild Wars 2
low 1024x768
55 58 ~ 57 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
25  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Sleeping Dogs
low 1024x768
55.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
38.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Diablo III
low 1024x768
73 75 ~ 74 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
55 56 ~ 56 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
46 49 ~ 48 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
80  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
44.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
29  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Batman: Arkham City
low 1024x768
34  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
29  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
137 160 ~ 149 fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
38 47 ~ 43 fps      Compare