NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M

The Nvidia Quadro NVS 150M is a business graphics adapater for notebooks. It is based on the GeForce 9300M GS consumer graphics card but features special drivers which are optimized for business applications. A short list of the applications which are certified for the NVS line can be found here (including MS Office, Exceed, Notes, McAffee, pcAnywhere, Bloomberg, Reuters, Tradestation).

The gaming performance should be similar to the GeForce 9300M GS and therefore only suited for less demanding games with low details. Still the business drivers are not optimized for games and may therefore show a worse performance (or some bugs). The memory is clocked either with 700 MHz (DDR3) or 400 MHz (DDR2) which is noticable slower.

Compared to the Quadro NVS 150M, the 160M features a higher clock speed and supports higher resolutions up to 1920x1200 (digital) or 2048x1536 (analog).

As the 9300M GS, the Quadro NVS 160M also supports PureVideo HD to decode HD videos with the graphics chip (and save current).

Quadro NVS Series

Quadro NVS 5100M

48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro NVS 320M

32 @ 575 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro NVS 300M

8/5 cores @ 450 MHz128 Bit @ 500 MHz

Quadro NVS 140M

16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 160M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro NVS 150M

8 @ 530 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro NVS 135M

16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz

Quadro NVS 130M

8 64 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro NVS 120M

4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro NVS 110M

4/3 cores @ 300 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Pipelines8 - unified
Core Speed *580 MHz
Shader Speed *1450 MHz
Memory Speed *700 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory256 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption12 Watt
technology65 nm
Date of Announcement15.08.2008
InformationOpenGL 2.1, max. 1920x1200 (digital) bzw 2048x1536 (analog), max. 2 unabhängige Displays, PCI-Express x16, optionale Interfaces (des Chips): DP, VGA, DVI, LVDS, HDMI
Link to Manufacturer Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


3DMark 06
min: 1698      avg: 1939 (5%)     median: 1841 (5%)     max: 2278 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 3250      avg: 3586.5 (10%)     median: 3586.5 (10%)     max: 3923 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5278      avg: 5911 (4%)     median: 5911 (4%)     max: 6544 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
min: 2663      avg: 2864 (20%)     median: 2923 (20%)     max: 3006 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.



low 640x480
297  fps      Compare
med. 800x600
58  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3

Doom 3

low 640x480
106.4  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
106.6  fps      Compare
high 800x600
78.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
49.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 8.6784362792969E-5s +0.126s ... 0.127s

#2 Before gaming benchmark output +0s ... 0.127s

#3 return log +0.099s ... 0.226s

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M graphics card

Dell Latitude E6400 XFR: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600, 14.1", 3.9 kg
  Review » Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Ruggedized Notebook In Review

Dell Latitude E6500: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Dell Latitude E6500 Notebook

Dell Latitude E6400 XFR: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600, 14.1", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6400 XFR

Dell Latitude E6500: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude E6500

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce 930M
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Mali-T760 MP6
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR GX6250
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T628 MP4
Adreno 405 *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)