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NVIDIA GeForce G 105M

NVIDIA GeForce G 105M

The Nvidia GeForce G105M is a higher clocked GeForce 9300M G and therefore a DirectX 10 capable graphics adapter for small and thin notebooks.

Compared to the 9300M G, the GeForce G 105M features only 8. To overcome this downside, it features a higher clockspeed. Furthermore, it integrates the new VP3 video processor (8400M, 9300M G had VP2) with more video features and better hd-video decoding support.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G / 9400M integrated graphics, the G 105M supports Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost). HybridPower is a technique to choose between the integrated and dedicated graphics core, if performance or battery runtime is needed. This works only in Windows Vista. Up to now the user has to use a tool to switch between the GPUs. Later Nvidia wants to switch automatically in the drivers. GeForceBoost uses the integrated graphics core of the 9100M G and the dedicated of the G 105M in SLI mode to achieve better frame rates.

As the 8400M G, the 105M G features 8 stream processors that do the work of the former dedicated pixel- and vertex-shaders. The unified shaders of Nvidia are 1-dimensional (AMD has 5-dimensional shaders which leads to the higher number of shaders).

Modern DirectX 10 games will run only in low details and resolutions. Older DirectX 9 games, like HalfLife 2 or Far Cry run fluently in medium to high details.

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the upcoming 9300 GE / GS should be similar, as it will also stem from the G98 core. Still the desktop counterparts are usually higher clocked and therefore faster.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce G 100M Series

GeForce G 110M

16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz

GeForce G 107M

16
GeForce G 105M 8 @ 640 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz

GeForce G 103M

8 @ 640 MHz64 Bit @ 500 MHz

GeForce G 102M

16 @ 450 MHz
CodenameN10M-GE1
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines8 - unified
Core Speed *640 MHz
Shader Speed *1600 MHz
Memory Speed *700 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption14 Watt
technology65 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.1, GeForce Boost, kein PhysX Support, Unterstützte Auflösungen (wenn vom NB Hersteller unterstützt): HDMI: 1920x1200, DisplayPort: 2560x1600, VGA/LCD: 2048x1536, PCI-E 2.0, 7.1 Sound over HDMI (wenn vom Hersteller unterstützt), 23x23mm Package
Date of Announcement08.01.2009
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 646      avg: 646 (1%)     median: 646 (1%)     max: 646 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 788      avg: 788 (2%)     median: 788 (2%)     max: 788 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1447      avg: 2409 (6%)     median: 2361 (6%)     max: 3089 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3243      avg: 4214.4 (11%)     median: 3975 (11%)     max: 5459 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5010      avg: 6625.6 (4%)     median: 6365 (4%)     max: 8146 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 10430      avg: 13678.4 (22%)     median: 13616 (22%)     max: 16121 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2423      avg: 2739.3 (10%)     median: 2735.5 (10%)     max: 3063 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6.73      avg: 6.7 (14%)     median: 6.7 (14%)     max: 6.73 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.65      avg: 5.7 (12%)     median: 5.7 (12%)     max: 5.65 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6.44      avg: 6.4 (14%)     median: 6.4 (14%)     max: 6.44 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 17.43      avg: 17.4 (9%)     median: 17.4 (9%)     max: 17.43 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7.38      avg: 7.4 (14%)     median: 7.4 (14%)     max: 7.38 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6.61      avg: 6.6 (10%)     median: 6.6 (10%)     max: 6.61 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1.72      avg: 1.7 (4%)     median: 1.7 (4%)     max: 1.72 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1.98      avg: 2 (4%)     median: 2 (4%)     max: 1.98 fps
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1110      avg: 2330.2 (16%)     median: 2416 (17%)     max: 2976 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.4      avg: 5.5 (69%)     median: 5.5 (70%)     max: 5.5 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 4.7      avg: 4.7 (69%)     median: 4.7 (69%)     max: 4.7 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
26 36.5 ~ 31 fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
4.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
97.8 109.9 ~ 104 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
23.5 25.8 ~ 25 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
13.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID
low 800x600
39.3 46.6 ~ 43 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
12 19.2 ~ 16 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
24.4 28.2 ~ 26 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
10.9 13.8 ~ 12 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
23.5 33.5 ~ 29 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
10.7 15.1 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
med. 1024x768
14  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
341  fps      Compare
med. 800x600
76  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World of Warcraft
low 800x600
50.9 147 ~ 99 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
24.7 39.4 ~ 32 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
29.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
238.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Game Performance

The following values are based on the 9300M GS card with 256MB GDDR2 and a 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo. The GeForce G105M is basically just a higher clocked 9300M GS and therefore these gaming performance figures should also be valid for the G 105M (the 105M should be slightly faster).

Supreme Commander: 1024x768, low: 15-30 fps - > playable (Skirmish 1vs1)
Fifa 2009: 1024x768, high: 10-40 fps -> playable, replays stutter
Spore: 1024x768, med -> playable
Crysis Warhead: 800x600, low: 33 fps -> playable
World in Conflict: 800x600, low: 66 fps -> smooth playable (Benchmark, game also playable in higher settings)
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast: 1024x768, high: 60 fps -> smooth playable
Far Cry 2: 640x480, low: 20 fps -> barely playable

Coral Reef HD 1080p video: 22% CPU -> stutter free playback

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce G 105M graphics card

Asus U50VG-XX057C: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review Asus U50Vg Notebook

Asus UX50V: Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review Asus UX50V Notebook

Dell Inspiron 13z: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 2 kg
  Review » Review Dell Inspiron 13z Notebook

HP Pavilion dv3-2210eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 13.3", 2.4 kg
  Review » Review HP dv3-2210eg Notebook

Packard Bell EasyNote TJ65: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Packard Bell EasyNote TJ65 Notebook

Samsung Q320: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, 13.4", 2.2 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Q320

Acer Aspire 4937G: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 14.0", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 4937G

Acer Aspire 5738G: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5738G

Acer Aspire 5738ZG: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5738ZG

Asus U50VG: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus U50VG

Asus UX50V: Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus UX50V

Dell Inspiron 13z: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 2 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 13z

Gateway ID5805g: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » Gateway ID5805g

HP Pavilion dm3-1030eg: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm3-1030eg

HP Pavilion dm3-1035tx: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm3-1035tx

HP Pavilion dv3-2050ea: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 13.3", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv3-2050ea

HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 13.3", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea

HP Pavilion dv3-2210eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 13.3", 2.4 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv3-2210eg

HP Pavilion dv3-2230ea: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 13.3", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv3-2230ea

HP Pavilion dv3-2299eo: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300, 13.3", 2.1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv3-2299eo

HP Pavilion dv6-2173cl: Intel Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-2173cl

HP Pavilion dv7-3183cl: Intel Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-3183cl

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.0", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

Medion P6613: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 16.0", 3 kg
  External Review » Medion P6613

Mesh Edge17 HD Pro R: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, 17.0", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Mesh Computers Edge17 HD Pro R

Nexoc E630: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Nexoc E630

Novatech X15: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Novatech X15

Novatech X16: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Novatech X16

Packard Bell EasyNote TJ65: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell EasyNote TJ65

Packard Bell EasyNote TR85: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell EasyNote TR85

Samsung Q320-Aura P8700: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.4", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Samsung Q320-Aura P8700

Samsung R470 : Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Samsung R470

Zoostorm 83-5200: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Zoostorm 83-5200

Zoostorm 84-5200: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Zoostorm 84-5200

» Comparison of GPUs
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» Benchmark List
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» Notebook Gaming List
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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
PowerVR GX6650
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)