Intel Iris Graphics 540 vs NVIDIA Quadro K2100M

Intel Iris Graphics 540
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M

General info

Comparison of Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
14.42
Architecture
Generation 9.0
 
Kepler
Code name
Skylake GT3e
 
GK106
Type
Laptop
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
1 September 2015
 
23 July 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$84.95
Price now
n/d
 
$160

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
48
 
576
Core clock speed
300 MHz
 
667 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
189 million
 
2,540 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
55 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
32.02 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
768.4 gflops

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.
Laptop size
n/d
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x1
 
MXM-A (3.0)

Memory

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.
Memory type
eDRAM
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
64 MB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
3008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
48.0 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
n/d
 
1.2

Technologies

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
n/d
 
+
Mosaic
n/d
 
+
nView Display Management
n/d
 
+
Optimus
n/d
 
+
Quick Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12
Shader Model
n/d
 
5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

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 6.98 +0.7%
K2100M 6.93

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%

Passmark

Iris Graphics 540 1344 +0.8%
K2100M 1333

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Iris Graphics 540 and Quadro K2100M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
38 Mh/s

Gaming performance

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

0.7% faster 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)
QuickSync (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

More pipelines (576 vs 48)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, Iris Graphics 540 or Quadro K2100M?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Iris Graphics 540 and NVIDIA Quadro K2100M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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.

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