NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295 vs Apple M1 7-Core GPU

General info

Comparison of Quadro NVS 295 and Apple M1 7-Core GPU architecture, market type and release date.
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Release date
7 May 2009
10 November 2020
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Technical specs

Quadro NVS 295 and Apple M1 7-Core GPU's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro NVS 295 and Apple M1 7-Core GPU's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
540 MHz
1278 MHz
Transistor count
210 million
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Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
5 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
23 Watt
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Floating-point performance
20.8 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro NVS 295 and Apple M1 7-Core GPU 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 1.0 x16
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168 mm
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Parameters of memory installed on Quadro NVS 295 and Apple M1 7-Core GPU: 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.
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Maximum RAM amount
256 MB
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
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Memory clock speed
1390 MHz
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Memory bandwidth
11.12 GB/s
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro NVS 295 and Apple M1 7-Core GPU. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
2x DisplayPort
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API support

APIs supported by Quadro NVS 295 and Apple M1 7-Core GPU, sometimes including their particular versions.
11.1 (10_0)
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Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295

More pipelines (8 vs 7)

Advantages of Apple M1 7-Core GPU

Much newer (10 November 2020 vs 7 May 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (5 vs 65 nm)

So, Quadro NVS 295 or Apple M1 7-Core GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295 and Apple M1 7-Core GPU. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Quadro NVS 295 is a workstation card while Apple M1 7-Core GPU is a notebook one.
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