NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G

Enhanced 8400M GS chip, which is manufactured in 65nm and shows slightly better performance due to a few minor optimizations. The technical data correspond to the 8400M GS chip.

A particularity of the graphic card are the "Unified Shaders" or ALUs (Arithmetic Logical Unit). There don't exist any dedicated pixel- or vertex shaders but 16 so called stream processors make the graphic tasks. The advantage is that theoretically there don't exist idle time of the ALUs. The NVIDIA stream processors are 1-dimensional (1D) and are able to accomplish one skalar operation with one MADD-operation (addition and multiplication). Moreover, NVIDIA clocks the shader ALUs somewhat higher than the rest of the chip.

An advantage of the GeForce 9000 series is the integrated PureVideo HD videoprocessor. It helps with the decoding of H.264-, VC-1-, MPEG2- and WMV9 video material in HD quality and therefore reduces the CPU load.

Probably, the memory clock of the GeForce 9300M G depends on the used memory type: 400 MHz with GDDR2 and 600 MHz with GDDR3 were used in 8400M cards.


GeForce 9300M Series
GeForce 9300M G 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce 9300M GS 8 @ 550 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed *400 MHz
Shader Speed *800 MHz
Memory Speed *600 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2 / GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory256 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors210 Million
technology80 nm
Features800 MHZ Shader-clock frequence, PureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoder acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 energy management (dynamic switching between performance and energy saving), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed for Windows Vista, 16x full screen AA, 16x AF depending on the angle, 128-bit HDR illumination with AA, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technology
Date of Announcement01.02.2008
Link to Manufacturer Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 3204      avg: 3270.3 (9%)     median: 3300 (9%)     max: 3307 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 12740      avg: 13815 (23%)     median: 13980 (23%)     max: 14725 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.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
24.7  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
med. 1024x768
10  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.


low 640x480
289  fps      Compare
med. 800x600
57  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3

Doom 3

low 640x480
95.7  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
96.1  fps      Compare
high 800x600
65.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
37.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00010108947753906s +0.123s ... 0.124s

#2 Before gaming benchmark output +0s ... 0.125s

#3 return log +0.099s ... 0.223s

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G graphics card

Asus U6S: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, 12.1", 1.6 kg
  Review » Review Asus U6S Subnotebook

LG S210-K.CBMAG: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  Review » Review LG S210-K.CBMAG Notebook

Asus Lamborghini VX3: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Asus Lamborghini VX3

Asus U6S: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, 12.1", 1.6 kg
  External Review » Asus U6S

HP Pavilion dv3000: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 13.3", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv3510nr

Lenovo Thinkpad SL400: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad SL400

LG S210-K.CBMAG: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » LG S210-K.CBMAG

Medion MD96630: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Medion MD96630

Medion MD96970: Intel Core 2 Duo T5750, 15.4", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Medion MD96970

Sony Vaio VGN-Z56GG: Intel Core 2 Duo P9700, 13.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z56GG

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

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
GeForce GT 220
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Mali-T760 MP6
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR GX6250
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T628 MP4
Adreno 405 *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)