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 compare 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro NVS 320M compare 32 @ 575 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 300M compare 8/5 cores @ 450 MHz128 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro NVS 140M compare 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 160M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 150M compare 8 @ 530 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 135M compare 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro NVS 130M compare 8 64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 120M compare 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 110M compare 4/3 cores @ 300 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Pipelines8 - unified
Core Speed580 MHz
Shader Speed1450 MHz
Memory Speed700 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory256 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
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
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3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5278     avg: 5911     median: 5911 (3%)     max: 6544 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 3250     avg: 3587     median: 3586.5 (7%)     max: 3923 Points
3DMark 06 1280x800 +
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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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.



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med. 800x600
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high 1024x768
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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
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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M graphics card

Dell Latitude E6400 XFR: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600, 14.1", 3.9 kg
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Dell Latitude E6500: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
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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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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)