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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9800M GT SLI GeForce4 Go 4200
Cyberpunk 2077 742% 7802%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 670% 7127%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 645% 6893%
FIFA 21 325% 3886%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 645% 6893%
Watch Dogs Legion 712% 7522%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1107% 11229%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 697% 7383%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1085% 11019%
Genshin Impact 742% 7802%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce4 Go 4200.

The 9800M GT was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 Go 4200, and so the 9800M GT is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce4 Go 4200 when running the latest games.

The 9800M GT has 896 MB more video memory than the GeForce4 Go 4200, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 9800M GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The 9800M GT has 99.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce4 Go 4200, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GT is massively better than the GeForce4 Go 4200.

The GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce4 Go 4200 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce4 Go 4200 is 1. The 9800M GT having 95 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 9800M GT delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce4 Go 4200.

The GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce4 Go 4200.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG92 (x2)NV28M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2008vs14 Nov 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth102.4GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs4
Actual Shader Performance5%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs1.1
Open GL2.1vs1.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 9800M GT SLI is a solution of two GeForce 9800M GT put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce 9800M GT to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, up to X% better than a single GeForce 9800M GT performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce 9800M GT.
A few demanding games will run at the highest settings with fluent frame rates (30+) but overall most games will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
GeForce4 Go 4200 is the most powerful GPU of the GeForce4 Go Series released by in 2002.
It's based on the architecture "NV28M", same used on the desktop 'GeForce4 Ti4800' so the performance is much better than the other GPUS in the GeForce4 Go Series.
The performance is still very limited but some of today's games MIGHT be playable at the lowest settings possible.
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