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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game NVS 3100M Quadro FX 1600M
Halo: Reach 802% 553%
Cyberpunk 2077 3799% 2721%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2738% 1954%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1651% 1167%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2738% 1954%
Doom Eternal 2340% 1666%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3799% 2721%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4237% 3038%
FIFA 20 1412% 994%
Need For Speed Heat 2738% 1954%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M are significantly better than the Nvidia NVS 3100M.

The NVS 3100M was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 1600M, and so the NVS 3100M 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 3100M and the Quadro FX 1600M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro FX 1600M has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the NVS 3100M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1600M is slightly better than the NVS 3100M.

The NVS 3100M has 16 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 3100M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 1600M. This means that the NVS 3100M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 1600M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the NVS 3100M should consume less power than the Quadro FX 1600M.

The NVS 3100M requires 14 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 1600M requires 50 Watts. The Quadro FX 1600M requires 36 Watts more than the NVS 3100M to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 1600M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the NVS 3100M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGT218MG84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date07 Jan 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/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 Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%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 Power14 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 3100M 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). NVS 3100M does support DirectX 10.1 but the limited Memory Bus and all the rest put together result in poor gaming performance. Still, it should be enough to handle demanding games like, Crysis 2, on the lowest settings possible but games like Metro 2033 are probably unplayable at the lowest settings.
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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