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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.

GeForce G 100M Series

GeForce G 110M compare 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce G 107M compare 16
GeForce G 105M compare 8 @ 0.64 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce G 103M compare 8 @ 0.64 GHz64 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce G 102M 16 @ 0.45 GHz
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed450 MHz
Shader Speed1100 MHz
Memory TypeDDR2, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryyes
APIDirectX 10.0, Shader 4.0
Transistor Count282 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo HD VP3
Date of Announcement03.03.2009


3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 +
3DMark 06
min: 1357     avg: 1470     median: 1469.5 (2%)     max: 1582 Points
Cinebench R10 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

low 800x600
37  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
13  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

low 800x600
44  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
14  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

low 800x600
80  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
27  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
10  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

low 1024x768
20.3 28 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
10.4 12 ~ 11 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
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

low 1024x768
19.2 25 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
9.8 11 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
5 5.2 ~ 5 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

high 1024x768
4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.


low 640x480
189  fps    + Compare
med. 800x600
49  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
10  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce G 102M graphics card


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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)