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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 Go 4200 GeForce 9500M
Cyberpunk 2077 7802% 6875%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 7127% 6280%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6893% 6073%
Watch Dogs Legion 7522% 6628%
Godfall 12732% 11227%
FIFA 21 3886% 3419%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6893% 6073%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11019% 9715%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 11229% 9900%
Genshin Impact 7802% 6875%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9500M are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce4 Go 4200.

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 three years more recently than the GeForce4 Go 4200, and so the GeForce 9500M 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.

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 GeForce4 Go 4200 has 128 MB video memory, but the GeForce 9500M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce4 Go 4200 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the GeForce 9500M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV28M-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date14 Nov 2002vs02 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs-
Memory Speed200 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDRvs-
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/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

Shader Processing Units4vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Technology-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

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

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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs10
Shader Model1.1vs4.0
Open GL1.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 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.
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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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