NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M

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 320M

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DirectX 10 medium class business graphic card, which is optimized for compatibility and stability. The graphic card seems to have the same core like the 8700M series and therefore shows good performance data.

A particularity of the graphic card are the "Unified Shaders". There don't exist any more dedicated pixel- and vertex shaders but 16 so called Stream processors maintain the upcomming graphic work (which was done by the pixel and vertex Shaders, up to now).

The memory clock of the Quadro NVS 320M depends on the implemented memory type: 400 MHz with GDDR2 and 700 MHz with GDDR3.

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 120MNVIDIA Quadro NVS 320MNVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M
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
CodenameG72MG84M
Pipelines4 / 3 Pixel- / Vertexshader32 - unified8 - unified
Core Speed450 MHz575 MHz580 MHz
Memory Speed700 MHz700 MHz700 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit128 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR-3GDDR3, GDDR2GDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory256 MB512 MB256 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 9c, Shader 3.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors112 Million289 Million
technology90 nm80 nm65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo, UltraShadow II, Intellisample 4.0, CineFX 4.0, PowerMizer 6.0, High Dynamic-Range (HDR) LighningShader clock frequence 1200 MHz, PureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoder acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 energy management (dynamic switching between performance and energy saving), HDR (high dynamic-range lighting), designed for Windows Vista, 16x full image AA, 16x AF independent on angles, 128-bit HDR illumination with AA, Dual-Link DVI exits for TFT resolutions up to 2560x1600, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technology

Date of Announcement01.06.2006 09.06.2007 15.08.2008
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.de/page/quadronvs_note...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_nvs_...
ArchitectureG8x
Shader Speed1150 MHz1450 MHz
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
29508 Points (31%)
13740 Points (14%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
3900 Points (2%)
13895 Points (7%)
min: 5278     avg: 5911     median: 5911 (3%)     max: 6544 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
1900 Points (3%)
min: 9070     avg: 9075     median: 9074.5 (13%)     max: 9079 Points
min: 3250     avg: 3587     median: 3586.5 (5%)     max: 3923 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M → 417% n=2

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M → 170% 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.

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
Quadro NVS 320M:
365  fps
Quadro NVS 160M:
297  fps
med. 800x600
Quadro NVS 320M:
139  fps
Quadro NVS 160M:
58  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro NVS 320M:
49  fps
Quadro NVS 160M:
13  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Quadro NVS 320M:
166  fps
Quadro NVS 160M:
106.4  fps
med. 640x480
Quadro NVS 320M:
163.5  fps
Quadro NVS 160M:
106.6  fps
high 800x600
Quadro NVS 320M:
154.3  fps
Quadro NVS 160M:
78.5  fps
ultra 1024x768
Quadro NVS 320M:
124  fps
Quadro NVS 160M:
49.8  fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Quadro NVS 320M:
468.4  fps
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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