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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game NVS 5100M Quadro FX 1600M
Cyberpunk 2077 2627% 2721%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1885% 1954%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1124% 1167%
Halo: Reach 531% 553%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2627% 2721%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1885% 1954%
FIFA 20 958% 994%
Doom Eternal 1607% 1666%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2933% 3038%
Need For Speed Heat 1885% 1954%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia NVS 5100M are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M.

The NVS 5100M was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 1600M, and so the NVS 5100M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 1600M.

The NVS 5100M has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 1600M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the NVS 5100M also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the NVS 5100M and the Quadro FX 1600M are the same, which means the NVS 5100M and the Quadro FX 1600M have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The NVS 5100M has 48 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 1600M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The NVS 5100M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 1600M. This means that the NVS 5100M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 1600M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the NVS 5100M should consume less power than the Quadro FX 1600M.

The NVS 5100M requires 35 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 1600M requires 50 Watts. The Quadro FX 1600M requires 15 Watts more than the NVS 5100M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 1600M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the NVS 5100M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGT216MG84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date07 Jan 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs50 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewNVS 5100M is an entry-level business card with support for special drivers that are certified for professional applications like Microsoft Office Suite, Hummingbird Exceed, Lotus Notes, etc. It's part of the NVS Mobile Series released by NVIDIA, in 2010/2011.
Though business cards have no driver support for games, some of them deliver astonishing performance (e.g. Quadro 6000, Tesla C2075). Considering the specifications the performance should be better yet similar to the middle-class GeForce 230M and therefore Very demanding games like Metro 2033 might be unplayable even at the lowest settings or only playable at the lowest resolution, which is unbearable, even to the casual gamer. Even old demanding games like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare require reduced settings smoothly.
The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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