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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 445M v2 GeForce GTX 285M
Cyberpunk 2077 707% 700%
Hitman 3 950% 940%
Resident Evil 8 707% 700%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 631%
FIFA 21 307% 303%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 1025%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 608%
Genshin Impact 707% 700%
Far Cry 6 1068% 1057%
The Medium 907% 898%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2.

The GeForce GTX 285M has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 445M. This results in the GeForce GTX 285M providing 24.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 285M has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 445M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GTX 285M providing 0.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 445M was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 285M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 and the GeForce GTX 285M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 285M has 24 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 445M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 285M is slightly better than the GT 445M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 285M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 285M is 192. The GeForce GTX 285M having 28 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 285M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 445M.

The GT 445M transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 285M. This means that the GT 445M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 285M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 445M should consume less power than the GeForce GTX 285M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 285M requires 75 Watts. The GeForce GTX 285M requires 40 Watts more than the GT 445M to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 285M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 445M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed570 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1Tesla G92-N10E-GTX1-B1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs01 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed625 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs128
Actual Shader Performance8%vs9%
Texture Mapping Units24vs64
Texture Rate13.7 GTexel/svs38.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate9.1 GPixel/svs9.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs75 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 445M v2 is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-N11E-GE-A1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 570MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the desktop GeForce GT 450 v4.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 445M v2.
GeForce GTX 285M is a high-end GPU based on the first shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G92b Core and therefore offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs on a 256-bit memory interface of standard GDDR3. Its central unit runs at 600MHz and the memory clock operates at 1000MHz. It's therefore related to GeForce 9800 GTX and should perform considerably worse due to its lower central unit but it only ends up being 1-2% slower due to extended driver support.
Compared to GeForce GTX 280M it's only marginally faster but should remain within the same power envelope.
Most modern demanding games, at the time of its release, such as Crysis were playable at the highest settings using a 720p+ resolution. Therefore, today's modern demanding games should still run fluently at medium settings. However, DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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