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NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M

NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M

The Nvidia GeForce GT 130M is a DirectX 10 graphics card for notebooks and  technically a higher clocked GeForce 9650M GT with a lower current consumption . It is produced in 55nm and the current consumption is similar to the 9600M GT which is produced in 65nm. As the 9600M GT it features the PureVideo HD video processor (VP3) and HybridPower support.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the GT 130M supports Hybrid-SLI (only HybridPower). 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 is not supported with this card, as there would be no performance gain.

As the 9600M GT, the GT 130M features 32 stream processors that do the graphic work of the vertex- and pixel-shaders.

The performance of the GT 130M should be somewhere near the 9650M GS. Therfore high end games like GTA 4 and Crysis wont run in high settings, but less demanding games (like Lef 4 Dead) should run fluently in high settings.

PhysX is only supported when two GeForce GT 130M are used in SLI mode (one GPU dedicated for PhysX) as the 130M is not powerful enough to calculate both graphics and PhysX. 

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the GT 130M is similar to the GeForce 9500GT or GT 120 (which also descend from the G96 core). The desktop CPU GeForce 130 has a wider memory bus and more pipelines.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GT 100M Series
GeForce GT 130M 32 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz

GeForce GT 120M

32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 1000 MHz
CodenameN10P-GE1
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines32 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Shader Speed *1400 MHz
Memory Speed *1066 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption23 Watt
Transistors314 Million
technology55 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.1, 7.1 Sound over HDMI, PCI-E 2.0, 600 MHz GDDR2, 1066 MHz GDDR3, PureVideo HD Technologie (VP3), Hybrid SLI with HybridPower (with a supported Nvidia chipset, PhysX (in SLI mode), HDMI up to 1920x1200, Displayport theoretisch (if supported by the laptop) up to 2560x1600 
Notebook Sizemedium sized
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
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min: 1321      avg: 1378.7 (3%)     median: 1326 (3%)     max: 1489 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 1595      avg: 1681.7 (4%)     median: 1629 (3%)     max: 1821 Points
3DMark 06
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min: 4716      avg: 5609.6 (15%)     median: 5641.5 (15%)     max: 6463 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 9692      avg: 10417.3 (28%)     median: 10001 (27%)     max: 11836 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 15171      avg: 16538 (11%)     median: 15701.5 (10%)     max: 18722 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
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min: 20959      avg: 26050.2 (43%)     median: 26293 (43%)     max: 29892 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
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min: 3133      avg: 3717.3 (14%)     median: 3640 (14%)     max: 4379 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
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min: 5.75      avg: 5.8 (12%)     median: 5.8 (12%)     max: 5.75 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
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min: 14.06      avg: 14.1 (21%)     median: 14.1 (21%)     max: 14.06 fps
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
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min: 3013      avg: 3287.1 (22%)     median: 3292 (23%)     max: 3604 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
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min: 4.1      avg: 5 (74%)     median: 5 (74%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
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min: 3.8      avg: 4.7 (68%)     median: 4.7 (68%)     max: 5.5 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
97.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
14.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
100.4 124.2 ~ 112 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
40.3 43.4 ~ 42 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
21 27.5 ~ 24 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto
low 800x600
38.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
26.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Left 4 Dead
low 640x480
98.8  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
63  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Racedriver: GRID
low 800x600
65.9 74.6 ~ 70 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
40.5 41.6 ~ 41 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
21.6 23.3 ~ 22 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
low 800x600
132.6 229.4 ~ 181 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
48.9 84.3 ~ 67 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
25 37.3 ~ 31 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Supreme Commander - FA Bench
med. 1024x768
30.3  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
21.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
51.2 51.3 61.1 79.6 ~ 61 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
29 31.4 34 34.4 ~ 32 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
18 18.8 18.9 19.1 ~ 19 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
47.9 52.7 67.2 74 ~ 60 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
29.7 29.8 32 32.8 ~ 31 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
16.4 16.9 17.2 17.7 ~ 17 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
high 1024x768
15  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
253 417 ~ 335 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
8 187 ~ 98 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
8 65 ~ 37 fps      Compare