NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M

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It is based on the GeForce Go 7400 with professional certified graphics drivers for applications like CAD, Rendering, 3D modelling, etc. The usability for games is limited.

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M

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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).

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M

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The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100 is a business graphics card for laptops which is most likely based on the same core as the GeForce GT 330m / Quadro FX 880M. The NVS series is optimized for business applications and stability and may therefore perform a bit worse in games due to the special drivers and BIOS optimizations.

As the GT 330M, the NVS5100 should support PureVideo HD (VP4?) to accelerate HD videos and CUDA / DirectX Compute to use the render cores for other applications.

 

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120MNVIDIA Quadro NVS 160MNVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro NVS Series
Quadro NVS 5100M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro NVS 320M 32 @ 0.58 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 300M 8/5 cores @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro NVS 140M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 160M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 150M 8 @ 0.53 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 135M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro NVS 130M 8 64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 120M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 110M 4/3 cores @ 0.3 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro NVS 5100M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro NVS 320M 32 @ 0.58 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 300M 8/5 cores @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro NVS 140M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 160M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 150M 8 @ 0.53 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 135M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro NVS 130M 8 64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 120M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 110M 4/3 cores @ 0.3 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro NVS 5100M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro NVS 320M 32 @ 0.58 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 300M 8/5 cores @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro NVS 140M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 160M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 150M 8 @ 0.53 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 135M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro NVS 130M 8 64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 120M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro NVS 110M 4/3 cores @ 0.3 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
CodenameG72MN10P-NS
Pipelines4 / 3 Pixel- / Vertexshader8 - unified48 - unified
Core Speed450 MHz580 MHz550 MHz
Memory Speed700 MHz700 MHz800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit64 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR-3GDDR2, GDDR3DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory256 MB256 MB1024 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 9c, Shader 3.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Transistors112 Million
technology90 nm65 nm40 nm
FeaturesPureVideo, UltraShadow II, Intellisample 4.0, CineFX 4.0, PowerMizer 6.0, High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighning
Date of Announcement01.06.2006 15.08.2008 07.01.2010
Information90nm, 112 Mio Transistoren, PCI-EOpenGL 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 Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/page/quadronvs_not...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_nvs_...
Shader Speed1450 MHz1210 MHz
ArchitectureGT2xx
Notebook Sizemedium sized

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
13740 Points (14%)
24702 Points (26%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
3900 Points (2%)
min: 5278     avg: 5911     median: 5911 (3%)     max: 6544 Points
18881 Points (10%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
1900 Points (3%)
min: 3250     avg: 3587     median: 3586.5 (5%)     max: 3923 Points
13125 Points (19%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
7.4 (15%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
5.7 (12%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
20.8 (11%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
8.6 (17%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
15.2 (23%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
3.2 (8%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
4 (8%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.5 Points (82%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.5 Points (82%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M → 170% n=2

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M → 587% n=2

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro NVS 5100M:
59  fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro NVS 5100M:
19  fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
Quadro NVS 5100M:
225  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro NVS 5100M:
58  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro NVS 5100M:
21  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
high 1280x1024
Quadro NVS 5100M:
29  fps
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
Quadro NVS 160M:
297  fps
med. 800x600
Quadro NVS 160M:
58  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro NVS 160M:
13  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Quadro NVS 160M:
106.4  fps
med. 640x480
Quadro NVS 160M:
106.6  fps
high 800x600
Quadro NVS 160M:
78.5  fps
ultra 1024x768
Quadro NVS 160M:
49.8  fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Quadro NVS 160M:
210.7  fps

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

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