NVIDIA GeForce G 102M

The Nvidia GeForce G 102M is an integrated (onboard) graphics card for laptops with dedicated graphics memory. Instead of GDDR memory, cheap DDR2 or DDR3 main memory modules can be used. Therefore, the performance lies beyond  the Geforce G 105M. The core of the G102 M is based on the 9400M G core.

The performance of the G 102M should be slightly above the old 9400M G and compareable to other entry level GPUs like the  GeForce 9300M GS. Therefore, the graphics adapater is able to display older games (like Doom3) in high details fluently and new (not too demanding games) in low details fluently.

The current consumption of the mGPU should be a bit higher than the 9400M because of the used descrete DDR2 or DDR3 memory (9400M has a 12 Watt TDP for the whole chipset.

The chipset supports Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower) in conjunction with some GeForce 9x00M cards like the 9600M GT. HybridPower is a technique to choose between the integrated and dedicated graphics core, if performance or battery runtime is needed. Up to now the user has to use a tool to switch between the GPUs. (in Windows Vista, XP is not supported and MacOs needs a reboot according to Nvidia - at time of announcement). GeForceBoost to boost the performance (using SLI) is not supported in the MacBook Pro.

As the 9500M G, the Geforce G102M features 16 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).

The 102M can help the CPU in decoding HD videos. It features the PureVideo HD engine (VP3 video processor). Furthermore, the chip can be programmed using CUDA and can accellerate some operations in Photoshop CS4.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce G 100M Series

GeForce G 110M

16 @ 400MHz64 Bit @ 700MHz

GeForce G 107M

16 ? Bit

GeForce G 105M

8 @ 640MHz64 Bit @ 700MHz

GeForce G 103M

8 @ 640MHz64 Bit @ 500MHz
GeForce G 102M 16 @ 450MHz? Bit
CodenameMCP75
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed *450 MHz
Shader Speed *1100 MHz
Memory TypeDDR2, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 10.0, Shader 4.0
Transistors282 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo HD VP3
Date of Announcement03.03.2009
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1357      avg: 1449.3 (5%)     median: 1409 (5%)     max: 1582 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2719      avg: 2723 (7%)     median: 2723 (7%)     max: 2727 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4345      avg: 4352.5 (3%)     median: 4352.5 (3%)     max: 4360 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 10697      avg: 10723 (18%)     median: 10723 (18%)     max: 10749 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2295      avg: 2295 (9%)     median: 2295 (9%)     max: 2295 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2354      avg: 2581.5 (22%)     median: 2581.5 (22%)     max: 2809 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 4.8      avg: 4.8 (71%)     median: 4.8 (71%)     max: 4.8 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:
48  fps      Compare
ultra:
5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2
F.E.A.R. 2 (2009)
low:
37  fps      Compare
med.:
13  fps      Compare
high:
7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead (2008)
low:
68  fps      Compare
high:
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID
Racedriver: GRID (2008)
low:
44  fps      Compare
med.:
14  fps      Compare
high:
7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare (2007)
low:
80  fps      Compare
med.:
27  fps      Compare
high:
10  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
20.3 28 ~ 24 fps      Compare
med.:
10.4 12 ~ 11 fps      Compare
high:
5.8 6 ~ 6 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
19.2 25 ~ 22 fps      Compare
med.:
9.8 11 ~ 10 fps      Compare
high:
5 5.2 ~ 5 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
World in Conflict - Benchmark (2007)
med.:
8  fps      Compare
high:
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Juarez Benchmark
Call of Juarez Benchmark (2006)
high:
4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark (2005)
high:
61  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. (2005)
low:
189  fps      Compare
med.:
49  fps      Compare
high:
10  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Counter-Strike Source
Counter-Strike Source (2004)
high:
79  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo (1999)
high:
171  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

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce G 102M graphics card

Asus K50IN: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Asus K50IN Notebook

Asus K40IN-B1: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, 14.0", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus K40IN-B1

Asus K50IN: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Asus K50IN

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
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
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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