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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Riva TNT2 Pro Quadro NVS 280
Red Dead Redemption 2 27336% 27336%
Doom Eternal 23490% 23490%
Cyberpunk 2077 37592% 37592%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27336% 27336%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 16823% 16823%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37592% 37592%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 37592% 37592%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41823% 41823%
Need For Speed Heat 27336% 27336%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 956% 956%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Riva TNT2 Pro and the Quadro NVS 280 are equal.

The Quadro NVS 280 was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the Quadro NVS 280 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Riva TNT2 Pro 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 Quadro NVS 280 has 32 MB more video memory than the Riva TNT2 Pro, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Riva TNT2 Pro has superior memory performance.

The Riva TNT2 Pro has 2.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro NVS 280, which means that the memory performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is marginally better than the Quadro NVS 280.

The Riva TNT2 Pro has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro NVS 280 has 1. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed143 MHzvs250 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date12 Oct 1999vs01 Apr 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory32 MBvs64 MB
Memory Speed166 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth2.7GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs1
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Texture Rate-vs-
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Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs2
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

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Open GL1.2vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe RIVA TNT2 was a graphics processing unit manufactured by Nvidia starting in early 1999. The chip is codenamed "NV5" because it is the 5th graphics chip design by Nvidia, succeeding the RIVA TNT (NV4). RIVA is an acronym for Real-time Interactive Video and Animation accelerator. The "TNT" suffix refers to the chip's ability to work on two texels at once (TwiN Texel). Nvidia removed RIVA from the name later in the chip's lifetime.Delivering a reliable hardware and software platform, the NVIDIA® NVS™ professional business graphics solutions provide a stable business environment. With robust IT management tools for seamless enterprise deployment, NVS graphics boards are the unrivaled solution across financial institution, emergency call center, digital signage systems and other mission-critical environments.
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