NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 300M
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M► remove from comparison
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 from comparison
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 300M► remove from comparison
The NVIDIA GeForce Go 300M business graphic card based on the GeForce Go 7600 for laptops and is optimized (by drivers and Bios) for business tasks. Stability and reliability are focussed. The performance ought to be similar (slightly below) the GeForce Go 7600.
|NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M||NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M||NVIDIA Quadro NVS 300M|
|Quadro NVS Series|
|Pipelines||48 - unified||8 - unified||8 / 5 Pixel- / Vertexshader|
|Core Speed||550 MHz||580 MHz||450 MHz|
|Shader Speed||1210 MHz||1450 MHz|
|Memory Speed||800 MHz||700 MHz||500 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 Bit||64 Bit||128 Bit|
|Memory Type||DDR3||GDDR2, GDDR3||GDDR3|
|Max. Amount of Memory||1024 MB||256 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1||DirectX 10, Shader 4.0||DirectX 9b, Shader 3.0|
|technology||40 nm||65 nm||90 nm|
|Notebook Size||medium sized||medium sized|
|Date of Announcement||07.01.2010||15.08.2008||24.05.2006|
|Information||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||PCI-E|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_nvs_...||http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_nvs_...|