NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M► remove
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 160M► remove
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 120M► remove
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 5100M||NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M||NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M|
|Quadro NVS Series|
|48 -||8 -||4 / 3|
|Core||550 MHz||580 MHz||450 MHz|
|Shader||1210 MHz||1450 MHz|
|Memory||800 MHz||700 MHz||700 MHz|
|Bus||128 Bit||64 Bit||64 Bit|
|Max. Memory||1024 MB||256 MB||256 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 10.1, 4.1||DirectX 10, 4.0||DirectX 9c, 3.0|
|Technology||40 nm||65 nm||90 nm|
|OpenGL 2.1, max. 1920x1200 (digital) bzw 2048x1536 (analog), max. 2 unabhängige Displays, PCI-Express x16, optionale Interfaces (des Chips): DP, VGA, DVI, LVDS, HDMI||90nm, 112 Mio Transistoren, PCI-E|
|Features||PureVideo, UltraShadow II, Intellisample 4.0, CineFX 4.0, PowerMizer 6.0, High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighning|