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.

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
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 Page


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 (3%)     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 +
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* 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.

Sims 3

Sims 3

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


low 640x480
341  fps    + Compare
med. 800x600
76  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
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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