GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 120M vs 8800 GS among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.8

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 120M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 120M

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Lower TDP 14W vs 105W 7.5x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce 8800 GS

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Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS

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Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 60% higher effective memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 48 vs 16 Three times as many texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 800 MHz vs 500 MHz 60% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 120M vs 8800 GS

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 120M  vs 8800 GS 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GT 120M
16 GB/s
GeForce 8800 GS
38.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GT 120M
4 GPixel/s
GeForce 8800 GS
6.6 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GT 120M
8 GTexel/s
GeForce 8800 GS
26.4 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 120M
80 GFLOPS
GeForce 8800 GS
264 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

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