The GT 120 / 130 Thread

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Styxie, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Styxie macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Hi guys, I see a lot of new threads popping up with questions about these two new (or rebranded) cards. I've spent a few evenings already trying to figure some stuff out, because I can't get some real hard data on these two cards. Some people say:
    GT 120 = 9500 GT
    GT 130 = 9600 GSO or 8800 GS
    Others claim this is not true, the GT 130 is either faster or slower than the 9600 GSO, and the previous high-end iMac GPU (=8800 GS) is supposed to be faster, thus falsifying the above statement.
    Anyway, I would like for people who already own the new iMac (either with GT 120 or GT 130) to post some specs (either through GPU-Z or some other program), so we can figure out exactly what these cards are made of, and how much speed difference there is between them. I myself am still debating wheter to go with the GT 120, or to spend 150 euro's extra on the GT 130.

    Please, keep this thread as clean as possible, I'm sure there are a lot of people who have the same question, so please try to only post relevant information, and try to use proof to back up your statements (no something like: "the GT 130 is exactly 10 faster than the GT 120")
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    GT130 is 9800M GTS, at least it equalvent for that (exactly same specs)
  3. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    The GT 130 has exactly the same specs as the 9800M GTS:

    Various benchmarks of the GT 130 here:

    The card in the previous gen of iMacs was the 8800M GTS. However I don't know if it was underclocked so if it is faster than the GT 130.
    If someone who has an iMac with the 8800M GTS would like to try the 3DMark 06 (Preferably with a 3.06 GPU)... ;)

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