NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 420M sales 3 September 2010. This is Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.5 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 0.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 23 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.11 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GT 420M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
3 September 2010
 

Technical specs

GeForce GT 420M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 420M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
96
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
96
 
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Transistor count
585 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
23 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
6.0 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
192 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 420M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 420M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 420M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CUDA
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 420M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 420M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3.06
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
43236.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
629.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
685.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
3051.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
393.80
 
 
Passmark
545
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
6
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 420M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
12 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GT 420M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
90.65
At recommended settings
67.1
New games support
40
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
medium / 768p
37.30
 
high / 768p
20.60
 
ultra / 1080p
5.00
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
65.70
 
medium / 768p
37.70
 
high / 768p
22.70
 
ultra / 1080p
5.30
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
high / 1024p
38.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 420M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 420M from AMD is Radeon HD 6755G2, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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