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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 120M GeForce 9500M
Cyberpunk 2077 14768% 6875%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 13499% 6280%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 13058% 6073%
FIFA 21 7400% 3419%
Watch Dogs Legion 14242% 6628%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13058% 6073%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 21216% 9900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 20821% 9715%
Godfall 24045% 11227%
Genshin Impact 14768% 6875%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9500M are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 120M.

The GeForce 9500M has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GeForce 9500M was released over a year more recently than the Quadro NVS 120M, and so the GeForce 9500M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro NVS 120M.

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 Quadro NVS 120M has 512 MB video memory, but the GeForce 9500M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the Quadro NVS 120M and the GeForce 9500M have 0 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The Quadro NVS 120M requires 10 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 9500M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs-
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ArchitectureG72M-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2006vs02 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs-
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vs-
Memory Bandwidth11.2GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

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Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1600x1200vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power10 Watts-
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GPU Features

DirectX9vs10
Shader Model3.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro NVS 120M is a business card with support for special drivers that are certified for professional applications like Microsoft Office Suite, Hummingbird Exceed, Lotus Notes, etc. It's part of the Quadro NVS Mobile Series released by NVIDIA, in 2006/2007/2010.
Though business cards have no driver support for games, some of them deliver astonishing performance (e.g. Quadro 6000, Tesla C2075). Quadro NVS 120M, however, isn't one of them.
Quadro NVS 120M delivers as much performance as a GMA 4500M so even very old games (before 2004) will require reduced settings while today's games like Crysis 2 and Metro 2033 are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
Also known as GeForce 9500M GE
It had previously been thought that NVIDIA had decided to drop the G and NV nomenclature for a D (for Desktop) nomenclature on their processors. Following the D is the generation number and the target market indicator. NVIDIA's official designations for target markets include Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. For example, the D9E indicates a 9th generation Desktop GeForce video card for the Enthusiast market[1]. However, NVIDIA has actually forked their codenames into those of graphics processors, and those of graphics cards. The GPU cores have kept the prefix 'G' and future versions will include the prefix 'GT'; whereas the actual cards are now codenamed as D, generation number and target market.
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