NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTS 160M sales 3 March 2009. This is a Tesla architecture notebook card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 51 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its power consumption is at 60 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.26 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G94
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
3 March 2009
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
64
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
64
 
Core clock speed
1500MHz
 
Transistor count
505 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
60 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
19 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
192 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Gigaflops
288
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
SLI options
2-way
 
MXM Type
MXM 3.0 Type-B
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
Up to 800MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
51 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Power management
8.0
 
CUDA
+
 
HybridPower
+
 
PureVideo HD
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
 
OpenGL
2.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
5.26
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
3965.00
 
 
Passmark
665
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
0.14
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
108.00
 
medium / 768p
52.00
 
high / 768p
33.00
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
88.00
 
medium / 768p
51.00
 
high / 768p
34.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTS 160M from AMD is Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics, which is nearly equal in speed.

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