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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 710M GeForce GT 120M
Doom Eternal 1182% 2195%
Half-Life: Alyx 1806% 3311%
Cyberpunk 2077 1629% 2995%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1112% 2068%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1824% 3342%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 1112% 2068%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1629% 2995%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 1112% 2068%
Minecraft RTX 2159% 3942%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 1067% 1988%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 710M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 120M.

The GeForce 710M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GT 120M, and so the GeForce 710M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GT 120M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 710M and the GeForce GT 120M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce 710M has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 120M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 710M is slightly better than the GeForce GT 120M.

The GeForce 710M has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 120M has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 710M is 149 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 120M is 40. The GeForce 710M having 109 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 710M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 120M.

The GeForce 710M transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 120M. This means that the GeForce 710M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 120M.

The GeForce 710M requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 120M requires 23 Watts. The GeForce GT 120M requires 8 Watts more than the GeForce 710M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 120M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 710M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF117-N14M-GLG96b
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date09 Jan 2013vs11 Feb 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs32
Actual Shader Performance7%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate12.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate6.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs23 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 710M is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm Technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF117-N14M-GL which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 775MHz. Additionally, GF117 is built using a 28nm technology.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 15W, it is suited for small laptops.

GeForce GT 710M is essentially a fast GeForce GT 620M.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly below the older GeForce GT 540M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce 710M.
GeForce GT 120M is a middle-class level GPU of the 100M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2009.
Since it only supports DirectX up to 10, games that use DirectX 11 are not supported and unplayable.
It uses the architecture 'G96b' same as GT 130M but also same as GeForce 9600M GT. It can be addressed as a slow GeForce GT 130M, due to the lower clock frequencies or a renamed GeForce 9600M GT, manufactured at 55nm, instead of 65nm.
Very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher 2 are most probably unplayable, even at the lowest settings, while demanding games like Crysis 2 and Skyrim V can be played at low settings.
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