NVS 5100M vs Quadro FX 570

Price now 81$
Games supported 47%
FX 570
NVIDIA Quadro FX 570
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 460 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type DDR2
  • Memory clock speed 800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVS 5100M
  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 25$
Games supported 40%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking1111not rated
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Tesla 2.0 (2007−2013)
GPU code nameG84GT216
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date12 September 2007 (15 years old)7 January 2010 (13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$199 no data
Current price$81 (0.4x MSRP)$25

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1648
Core clock speed460 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors289 million486 million
Manufacturing process technology80 nm40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)38 Watt35 Watt
Texture fill rate3.6808.800
Floating-point performance29.44 gflops116.16 gflops

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16MXM-A (3.0)
Length198 mmno data
Width1-slotMXM Module
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR2GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256 MB1 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed800 MHz1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth12.8 GB/s25.6 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVINo outputs

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.04.1

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


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: 24%

FX 570 228
NVS 5100M 189

Quadro FX 570 outperforms NVS 5100M by 21% in Passmark.

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 12 September 2007 7 January 2010
Pipelines / CUDA cores 16 48
Memory bandwidth 12.8 25.6
Chip lithography 80 nm 40 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 38 Watt 35 Watt

We couldn't decide between Quadro FX 570 and NVS 5100M. We've got no test results to judge.

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