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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce G 205M GeForce 8200M G
Red Dead Redemption 2 5304% 14761%
Cyberpunk 2077 7324% 20317%
Doom Eternal 4546% 12678%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 3233% 9067%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5304% 14761%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7324% 20317%
FIFA 20 2779% 7817%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8158% 22608%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 7324% 20317%
Need For Speed Heat 5304% 14761%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce G 205M are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 8200M G.

The GeForce G 205M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8200M G, and so the GeForce G 205M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 8200M G.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce G 205M and the GeForce 8200M G have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce G 205M has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8200M G, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce G 205M is marginally better than the GeForce 8200M G.

The GeForce G 205M has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8200M G has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce G 205M is 18 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8200M G is 3. The GeForce G 205M having 15 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce G 205M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8200M G.

The GeForce G 205M requires 12 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 8200M G.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla MCP79MX-
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Jan 2010vs01 Jun 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed400 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vs-
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs-
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 Units16vs8
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power12 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce G 205M is an integrated GPU with no dedicated memory.
It's based on the G96 Core and therefore offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs on either DDR2 or DDR3, depending on the laptop's system RAM. Commonly, it was seen paired with DDR2 on a 64-bit bus width (due to laptop's system RAM not being dual channelled).
It's at heart a renamed GeForce 9400M GS. This GPU was discontinued due to its very limited performance - which was horrible, even compared to G 210M.
GeForce 8400M GT is an on-board GPU part of the 8000M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2007.
Only less demanding games can be played smoothly.
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