NVIDIA Quadro K5100M vs GeForce GTX 1660
Comparison of Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
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
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
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
nView Display Management
APIs supported by Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
GTX 1660 52.57 +409.9%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 1660 478810 +21693.8%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 1660 79435 +156.1%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 1660 12629 +182.7%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 1660 13847 +188.9%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 1660 20696 +200.8%
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 1660 57895 +133.5%
GTX 1660 11348 +286.8%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K5100M and GeForce GTX 1660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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)
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.