NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTS 160M sales 2 March 2009. This is a G9x architecture notebook card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 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. Power consumption is at 60 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.74% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTS 160M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking851
Value for money0.13
ArchitectureG9x (2007−2010)
GPU code nameN10E-GS1
Market segmentLaptop
Release date2 March 2009 (14 years old)
Current price$230 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GTS 160M's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTS 160M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores64of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores64
Core clock speed600 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors505 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)60 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate19 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance192 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Gigaflops288

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTS 160M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
Bus supportPCI-E 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
SLI options2-way
MXM TypeMXM 3.0 Type-B

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTS 160M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speedUp to 800 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth51 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 160M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsVGADisplayPortDual Link DVIHDMILVDSSingle Link DVI
HDMI+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTS 160M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Power management8.0

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 160M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTS 160M. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTS 160M 1.74

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTS 160M 678

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTS 160M 3965

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTS 160M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 4−5

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Battlefield 5 1−2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 1−2
Far Cry New Dawn 1−2
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
Hitman 3 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8−9

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Battlefield 5 1−2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 1−2
Far Cry New Dawn 1−2
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
Hitman 3 1−2
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8−9
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Battlefield 5 1−2
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 1−2
Far Cry New Dawn 1−2
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5

1440p
Ultra Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 0−1
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 1−2

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTS 160M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTS 160M is Radeon R5 (Carrizo), which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTS 160M according to our statistics.

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