NVIDIA NVS 5200M vs NVIDIA NVS 5400M

NVIDIA NVS 5200M

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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.

NVIDIA NVS 5400M

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The NVIDIA NVS 5400M is a middle-class graphics card for laptops and is based on the consumer GeForce GT 630M / 540M chip but with lower clock rates. At its core, the NVS 5400M is a 40nm GF108 Fermi chip with DirectX 11 support. The NVS series of mobile graphics cards is optimized for business applications (such as CAD or DCC) and stability.

More details on the GF108 architecture can be found on the dedicated page of the GeForce GT 435M.

Performance

The performance of the NVS 5400M is slightly below the GeForce GT 630M due to the reduced core clock (660 MHz, 800 MHz Turbo). Nevertheless, most games of 2012 run fluently in medium detail settings.

Features

A novelty of the GF104, GF106 and GF108 chips is the support for Bitstream HD Audio (Blu-Ray) via HDMI. Similar to the Radeon HD 5730, the NVS 5400M can transfer Dolby True HD and DTS-HD bitstream without quality loss to a HiFi receiver.

The NVS5400M offers PureVideo HD technology for video decoding using the GPU. The integrated Video Processor 4 (VP4) supports feature set C and is able to fully decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 ASP - e.g., DivX or Xvid), VC-1/WMV9, and H.264 (VLD, IDCT, Motion Compensation, and Deblocking). Furthermore, the GPU is able to decode two 1080p streams simultaneously (e.g., for Blu-Ray Picture-in-Picture).

Through CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 2.1 support, the NVS 5400M can assist in general calculations. For example, the stream processor can encode videos considerably faster than can a modern CPU. Furthermore, physics calculations can be done by the GPU using PhysX (supported in Mafia 2 and Metro 2033). However, the GPU is generally not powerful enough to support both PhysX and high detail game settings at reasonable frame rates.

The power consumption of the graphics card should be similar to the GeForce GT 435M and is therefore suited for 15" or larger laptops. If idle, the chip is clocked at approximately 50/101/137 MHz (chip/shader/memory, respectively) in 2D mode and at 202/405/324 MHz in 3D mode to save power. Furthermore, the Fermi chip supports Optimus to automatically switch between the integrated Intel graphics card and the Nvidia GPU. The implementation of Optimus, however, is dependent on the laptop manufacturer.

NVIDIA NVS 5200MNVIDIA NVS 5400M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
NVS 5000M Series
NVS 5400M 96 @ 660 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
NVS 5200M 96 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
NVS 5400M 96 @ 660 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
NVS 5200M 96 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN13M-NSN13P-NS1
ArchitectureFermiFermi
96 - 96 -
Core625 MHz660 MHz
Shader1250 MHz1320 MHz
Memory1800 MHz1800 MHz
Bus64 Bit128 Bit
MemoryDDR3DDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology28 / 40 nm40 / 28 nm
FeaturesPhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, Play, OptimusOptimus Support, PureVideo HD VP4, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, Bitstream HD Audio, CUDA, DirectCompute, OpenCL, OpenGL 4.0, DirectX 11
Size
Introduced01.06.2012 01.06.2012

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 4241     avg: 4356     median: 4352 (7%)     max: 4475 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 4924     avg: 5037     median: 4949 (3%)     max: 5238 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 659     avg: 674.7     median: 671 (3%)     max: 694 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 694     avg: 709     median: 704 (2%)     max: 729 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 44813     avg: 50165.7     median: 49497 (7%)     max: 56187 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1047     avg: 1116.8     median: 1136 (3%)     max: 1158 points
min: 1258     avg: 1260.5     median: 1260 (4%)     max: 1263 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 923     avg: 990.4     median: 1008 (2%)     max: 1029 points
min: 1113     avg: 1119     median: 1119 (2%)     max: 1125 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
19685 Points (10%)
min: 22733     avg: 22844     median: 22844 (12%)     max: 22955 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
15064 Points (29%)
min: 18021     avg: 18136     median: 18136 (34%)     max: 18251 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
9.8 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
9.8 fps (6%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
13.7 fps (6%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.4 points (91%)
6.7 points (96%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 4     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (86%)     max: 6 points
5.1 points (73%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA NVS 5200M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA NVS 5400M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
109 Samples/s (2%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
54 Samples/s (1%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA NVS 5200M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA NVS 5400M → 108%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1280x720
100%
NVS 5200M:
47.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
25.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
20.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
NVS 5200M:
6.2  fps
NVS 5200M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
41.2 63.1 ~ 52 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
17.4 31.7 ~ 25 fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
11.9 19 ~ 15 fps
NVS 5200M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
35.9 38 ~ 37 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
18.9 23 ~ 21 fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
8.6 13 ~ 11 fps
NVS 5200M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
55 58 ~ 57 fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
25  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
NVS 5200M:
20  fps
NVS 5200M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
55.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
38.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
14.7  fps
NVS 5200M:
»
low 1024x768
NVS 5400M:
40  fps
med. 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
37  fps
high 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
13  fps
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1024x768
NVS 5400M:
78 83 ~ 81 fps
med. 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
52.1 60 ~ 56 fps
high 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
32.2 35 ~ 34 fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
12  fps
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
73 75 ~ 74 fps
139%
NVS 5400M:
103  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
55 56 ~ 56 fps
120%
NVS 5400M:
67  fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
46 49 ~ 48 fps
121%
NVS 5400M:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
35  fps
NVS 5200M:
»
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1024x768
NVS 5400M:
36  fps
med. 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
24  fps
high 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
19  fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
9  fps
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1280x720
NVS 5400M:
60  fps
high 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
41  fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
25  fps
NVS 5400M:
»
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
NVS 5400M:
32  fps
med. 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
19.9  fps
NVS 5400M:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
80  fps
120%
NVS 5400M:
96 96 ~ 96 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
33  fps
115%
NVS 5400M:
37 38.8 ~ 38 fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
21  fps
114%
NVS 5400M:
24 24.6 ~ 24 fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
12  fps
NVS 5200M:
»
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
NVS 5200M:
44.6  fps
119%
NVS 5400M:
53  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
29  fps
124%
NVS 5400M:
36  fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
19  fps
147%
NVS 5400M:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
14  fps
NVS 5200M:
»
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1024x768
NVS 5400M:
157  fps
med. 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
80  fps
high 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
25  fps
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1024x768
NVS 5400M:
40  fps
med. 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
27  fps
high 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
8  fps
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
34  fps
132%
NVS 5400M:
45  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
29  fps
138%
NVS 5400M:
40  fps
high 1366x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
18  fps
117%
NVS 5400M:
21  fps
NVS 5200M:
»
NVS 5400M:
»
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
NVS 5400M:
79  fps
med. 1024x768
NVS 5400M:
46  fps
high 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
NVS 5400M:
16  fps
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1024x768
NVS 5400M:
118.7  fps
high 1366x768
NVS 5400M:
48  fps
NVS 5400M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
137 160 ~ 149 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
38 47 ~ 43 fps
high 1360x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
20 26 ~ 23 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
NVS 5200M:
9  fps
NVS 5200M:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
NVS 5200M:
267 271 ~ 269 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
NVS 5200M:
125 138 ~ 132 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
NVS 5200M:
32 34 ~ 33 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
NVS 5200M:
8  fps
NVS 5200M:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA NVS 5400M → 126%

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