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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 (compare) 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce G 107M (compare) 16
GeForce G 105M 8 @ 640 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce G 103M (compare) 8 @ 640 MHz64 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce G 102M (compare) 16 @ 450 MHz
CodenameN10M-GE1
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines8 - unified
Core Speed640 MHz
Shader Speed1600 MHz
Memory Speed700 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
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...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 10430     avg: 13678.4     median: 13616 (14%)     max: 16121 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5010     avg: 6625.6     median: 6365 (4%)     max: 8146 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 3243     avg: 4214.4     median: 3975 (9%)     max: 5459 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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

Racedriver: GRID

2008
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

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
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

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
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

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
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

World of Warcraft

2005
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.
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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

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