Intel Iris Graphics 540 vs NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Comparison of Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M architecture, market type and release date.
Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
32.02 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M 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.
PCIe 3.0 x1
Parameters of memory installed on Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
DDR3 / DDR4
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
64 / 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
48.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
nView Display Management
APIs supported by Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Iris Graphics 540 3.71 +159.4%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
Iris Graphics 540 11327
K2100M 11835 +4.5%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
Iris Graphics 540 1354
K2100M 1553 +14.7%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
Iris Graphics 540 1448
K2100M 1606 +10.9%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
Iris Graphics 540 2212
K2100M 2394 +8.2%
3DMark Vantage Performance
Iris Graphics 540 8828
K2100M 10648 +20.6%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 540
159.4% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 September 2015 vs 23 July 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 55 watts)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (576 vs 48)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
So, Iris Graphics 540 or Quadro K2100M?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Iris Graphics 540.
Be aware that Iris Graphics 540 is a notebook card while Quadro K2100M is a mobile workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.