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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game NVS 5100M GeForce GTX 660M
Cyberpunk 2077 2627% 635%
Halo: Reach 531% 70%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1885% 435%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1885% 435%
Doom Eternal 1607% 360%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1124% 230%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2627% 635%
FIFA 20 958% 185%
Need For Speed Heat 1885% 435%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2933% 718%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M are massively better than the Nvidia NVS 5100M.

The GeForce GTX 660M was released over a year more recently than the NVS 5100M, and so the GeForce GTX 660M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the NVS 5100M.

The GeForce GTX 660M has 1024 MB more video memory than the NVS 5100M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 660M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 660M has 38.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the NVS 5100M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 660M is noticeably better than the NVS 5100M.

The NVS 5100M has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 660M has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the NVS 5100M is 26 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 660M is 365. The GeForce GTX 660M having 339 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 660M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the NVS 5100M.

The GeForce GTX 660M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the NVS 5100M. This means that the GeForce GTX 660M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the NVS 5100M.

The NVS 5100M requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 660M requires 50 Watts. The GeForce GTX 660M requires 15 Watts more than the NVS 5100M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 660M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the NVS 5100M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs835 MHz
Boost Clock-vs950 MHz
ArchitectureGT216MKepler GK107-N13E-GE-A2
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date07 Jan 2010vs22 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
7.9
1600x900 - vs green tick
5.9
1920x1080 - vs green tick
4.4
2560x1440 - vs green tick
2.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs384
Actual Shader Performance1%vs18%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs32
Texture Rate-vs26.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs16
Pixel Rate-vs13.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs12.0
Shader Model4.1vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 660M is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK107-N13E-GE-A2 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 835MHz and goes up to 950MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Kepler Boost, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 45W, it is suited for average sized laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is not too far from the desktop GeForce GTX 650.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 660M.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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