NVIDIA Quadro K5100M vs GeForce GTX 1660

NVIDIA Quadro K5100M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Code name
Mobile workstation
Release date
23 July 2013
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
771 MHz
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
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1785 MHz
Transistor count
3,540 million
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
2,369 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660 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 a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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MXM-B (3.0)
PCIe 3.0 x16
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229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660: 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
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
3600 MHz
8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
115.2 GB/s
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Port
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Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
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nView Display Management
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API support

APIs supported by Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

K5100M 10.31
GTX 1660 52.57 +409.9%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

K5100M 2197
GTX 1660 478810 +21693.8%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

K5100M 31015
GTX 1660 79435 +156.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

K5100M 4467
GTX 1660 12629 +182.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

K5100M 4793
GTX 1660 13847 +188.9%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

K5100M 6880
GTX 1660 20696 +200.8%

3DMark Vantage Performance

K5100M 24795
GTX 1660 57895 +133.5%


K5100M 2934
GTX 1660 11348 +286.8%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
35 Mh/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K5100M

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (1536 vs 1408)
Less power hungry (100 vs 120 watts)
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)
Optimus Support

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

409.9% faster (about 5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 23 July 2013)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.1 vs 115.2 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)

So, Quadro K5100M or GTX 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Be aware that Quadro K5100M is a mobile workstation card while GeForce GTX 1660 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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