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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 Go 420 GeForce Go 7200
Red Dead Redemption 2 12638% 18348%
Cyberpunk 2077 17400% 25245%
Doom Eternal 10852% 15762%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 7757% 11279%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12638% 18348%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 17400% 25245%
FIFA 20 6686% 9728%
Grand Theft Auto VI 19364% 28090%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 17400% 25245%
Need For Speed Heat 12638% 18348%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce4 Go 420 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce Go 7200.

The GeForce Go 7200 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 Go 420, and so the GeForce Go 7200 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce4 Go 420 when running the latest games.

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 Go 7200 has 32 MB more video memory than the GeForce4 Go 420, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce Go 7200 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce4 Go 420 has 797.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce Go 7200, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce4 Go 420 is massively better than the GeForce Go 7200.

The GeForce4 Go 420 has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce Go 7200 has 0. 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs01 Sep 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory32 MBvs64 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth800MB/secvs2.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs-
Actual Shader Performance-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

Shader Model-vs3.0
Open GL1.2vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 Go 420 is an entry-middle-class GPU part of the GeForce4 Go Series released by in 2002.
It's based on the architecture "NV17M", same used on the desktop 'GeForce4 MX440' but slower due to the lower clock frequencies and the cheaper Memory Bus .
The performance is very limited, so today's games are unplayable.
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 is the weakest GPU in the GeForce 7000 Series. With only up to 32MB of dedicated memory, it's already doomed from the start.
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