NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M vs NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 160M is a laptop graphics card based on the GeForce 9800M GTS (G94b core) and is produced in 55nm. Due to the smaller fabrication process, the power consumption is reduced to the level of the 9800M GS (60 Watt TDP) and is more suited for 15" laptops.

As with all DirectX 10 cards, the GeForce GTX 160M renders 3D images using "Unified Shaders". Dedicated pixel- and vertex shaders have been completely replaced with 64 so-called Stream Processors, which take over most of the graphics workload. Furthermore, the shader units are clocked higher than the GPU core itself.

As the GTX 160M is just a die shrink, the performance is comparable to the GeForce 9800M GTS. For 2009 DirectX 10 games like Crysis, World in Conflict, Bioshock or Age of Conan, the performance of this graphics card is sufficient for medium to high detail settings. Models include VRAM  up to 1024 MB GDDR3.

The GeForce GTS 100M series also includes the integrated PureVideo HD video processor. The 160M GPU is thus able to decode H.264-, VC-1-, MPEG2- and WMV9 HD material, thus freeing the CPU for other tasks.

HybridPower is a Windows Vista-only technique for switching between the integrated and discrete GPUs for power-saving purposes. The feature was eventually supplanted by Optimus, which can provide smoother automatic graphics switching through drivers. GeForceBoost is not supported with this card as there would be no performance gain from combining with the integrated GPU.

The total power consumption of up to 60 Watts means the 160M is more suited for notebooks with relatively powerful cooling solutions.

Compared with Desktop graphics cards, the performance of the 160M is most similar to the GeForce 8800 GT, although the latter is still slightly faster due to its higher memory clock speeds.

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M is a performance graphics card for laptops (released in 2009) and based on the old G94b core (produced in 55nm). Technically it is a slower clocked GeForce GTS 160M. As far as we know, Nvidia could not achieve a design win for the GTS150M and therefore no laptops and benchmarks with this graphics card can be found.

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160MNVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Geforce GTS 100M Series
GeForce GTS 160M 64 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce GTS 150M 64 @ 400 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce GTS 160M 64 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce GTS 150M 64 @ 400 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameN10E-GS1N10E-GE1
ArchitectureG9xG9x
64 - 64 -
Core600 MHz400 MHz
Shader1500 MHz1000 MHz
Memory800 MHz800 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB1024 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10.0, 4.0
Transistors504 Million504 Million
Technology55 nm55 nm
FeaturesPureVideo HD, HybridPower, PureVideo HD, MXM 3.0 Type-B, PCI-E 2.0, PowerMizer 8.0, OpenGL 2.1
Size
Introduced02.03.2009 02.03.2009
MXM 3192 Gigaflops, 13 Billion / second Texture Fill Rate, 51 GB / Sec Memory Bandwidth, CUDA Support, HybridPower support, SLI ready
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
30011 Points (31%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
29048 Points (15%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
13775 Points (29%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
5.9 Points (87%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
5.9 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M → 100%

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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
120.7  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
33.5  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
121.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
67  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
42.2  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
141.6  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
103  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
88  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
51  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
34  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
108  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
52  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
33  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
29  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
26  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
24.6  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
153.5  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTS 160M:
242.6  fps
GeForce GTS 160M:
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