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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 Go 4200 GeForce Go 7200
Halo: Reach 2278% 5762%
Cyberpunk 2077 10180% 25245%
Red Dead Redemption 2 7383% 18348%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4515% 11279%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7383% 18348%
Doom Eternal 6334% 15762%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10180% 25245%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11334% 28090%
FIFA 20 3886% 9728%
Need For Speed Heat 7383% 18348%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce4 Go 4200 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce Go 7200.

The GeForce Go 7200 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 Go 4200, 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 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 64 MB more video memory than the GeForce Go 7200, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce4 Go 4200 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce4 Go 4200 has 0.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce Go 7200, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce4 Go 4200 is marginally better than the GeForce Go 7200.

The GeForce4 Go 4200 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the GeForce Go 7200 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 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date14 Nov 2002vs01 Sep 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs64 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/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 Units4vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%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

Max Power--
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model1.1vs3.0
Open GL1.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
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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.
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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