NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M

NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M

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The Nvidia GeForce GT 120M is a DirectX 10 graphics card for notebooks and  technically a slower clocked GeForce 130M GT with a lower current consumption. The performance should be on a level with the older 9600M GT. 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 120M 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 130M / 9600M GT, the GT 120M features 32 stream processors that do the graphic work of the vertex- and pixel-shaders.

The performance of the GT 120M should be somewhere near the 9600M GT. 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 120M are used in SLI mode (one GPU dedicated for PhysX) as the alone 120M is not powerful enough to calculate both graphics and PhysX. 

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the GT 120M is similar to the GeForce 9500GT or GT 120 (which also descend from the G96 core).  Still the desktop cards should be a bit faster.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 120MNVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GT 100M Series
GeForce GT 130M 32 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz
GeForce GT 120M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 1000 MHz
GeForce GT 130M 32 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1066 MHz
GeForce GT 120M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 1000 MHz
CodenameN10P-GV1N10P-GE1
ArchitectureG9xG9x
32 - 32 -
Core500 MHz600 MHz
Shader1250 MHz1400 MHz
Memory1000 MHz1066 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR2, GDDR3GDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB1024 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors314 Million314 Million
Technology55 nm55 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.1, 7.1 Sound über HDMI (wenn vom Hersteller unterstützt), PCI-E 2.0, 600 MHz Speichertaktung bei GDDR2, 1066 MHz bei GDDR3, PureVideo HD Technologie (VP3), Hybrid SLI mit HybridPower (mit aktuellen nVidia Chipsätzen), PhysX (als zweite Grafikkarte im SLI Verbund), HDMI bis 1920x1200, Displayport theoretisch (wenn vom NB Hersteller unterstützt) bis 2560x1600OpenGL 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 
Size
Introduced11.02.2009 08.01.2009
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_gef...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
22385 Points (23%)
min: 20959     avg: 26050.2     median: 26293 (27%)     max: 29892 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 14290     avg: 14290.5     median: 14290 (7%)     max: 14291 Points
min: 15171     avg: 16538     median: 15701 (8%)     max: 18722 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
9472 Points (18%)
min: 9692     avg: 10417.3     median: 10001 (19%)     max: 11836 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
5.8 fps (12%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
6.2 fps (13%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
12 fps (26%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
20.6 fps (11%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
7.8 fps (15%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
14.1 fps (21%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
3.1 fps (8%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
4.9 fps (10%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
min: 3     avg: 4.7     median: 4 (67%)     max: 5 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
min: 4     avg: 5     median: 5 (83%)     max: 5 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M → 100%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
97.4  fps
ultra 1280x1024
GeForce GT 130M:
14.8  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
GeForce GT 130M:
100.4 124.2 ~ 112 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
40.3 43.4 ~ 42 fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GT 130M:
21 27.5 ~ 24 fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
GeForce GT 130M:
38.1  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
26.1  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
GeForce GT 130M:
98.8  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
63  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
GeForce GT 130M:
65.9 74.6 ~ 70 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
40.5 41.6 ~ 41 fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GT 130M:
21.6 23.3 ~ 22 fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
GeForce GT 130M:
132.6 229.4 ~ 181 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
48.9 84.3 ~ 67 fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GT 130M:
25 37.3 ~ 31 fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
30.3  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
21.4  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
51.2 51.3 61.1 79.6 ~ 61 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
29 31.4 34 34.4 ~ 32 fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
18 18.8 18.9 19.1 ~ 19 fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
47.9 52.7 67.2 74 ~ 60 fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
29.7 29.8 32 32.8 ~ 31 fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
16.4 16.9 17.2 17.7 ~ 17 fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
15  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
11.4  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
125.6  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
GeForce GT 130M:
253 417 ~ 335 fps
med. 800x600
GeForce GT 130M:
8 187 ~ 98 fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
8 65 ~ 37 fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Quake 4

Quake 4

2005
low 640x480
GeForce GT 130M:
62.2  fps
med. 800x600
GeForce GT 130M:
62  fps
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
59.4  fps
ultra 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
56.7  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
GeForce GT 130M:
260.8  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
89.5  fps
high 1280x1024
GeForce GT 130M:
21.6  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
207.3  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
GeForce GT 130M:
172.3  fps
med. 640x480
GeForce GT 130M:
173  fps
high 800x600
GeForce GT 130M:
150.3  fps
ultra 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
112.6  fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
GeForce GT 130M:
192.2 463.7 510.8 ~ 389 fps
GeForce GT 130M:
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