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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel GM965 Express Chipset Quadro NVS 120M
Cyberpunk 2077 16605% 19242%
Call of Duty Warzone 12059% 13979%
Minecraft: Dungeons 12741% 14768%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18480% 21413%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16605% 19242%
Valorant 1093% 1282%
Maneater 10355% 12005%
Phantasy Star Online 2 1605% 1874%
Doom Eternal 12286% 14242%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 11605% 13453%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel GM965 Express Chipset are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 120M.

The GM965 Express Chipset was released less than a year after the Quadro NVS 120M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 120M has 512 MB video memory, but the GM965 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the GM965 Express Chipset and the Quadro NVS 120M have 0 Shader Processing Units. 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.

The GM965 Express Chipset requires 14 Watts to run and the Quadro NVS 120M requires 10 Watts. The GM965 Express Chipset requires 4 Watts more than the Quadro NVS 120M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GM965 Express Chipset to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro NVS 120M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs450 MHz
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Architecture-G72M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2007vs01 Jun 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed333 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs1600x1200
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power14 Wattsvs10 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs9
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel GM965 Express Chipset comes with most Core 2 Duo Mobile and with an integrated GMA X3100. Its performance is horrible and not recommended to any of today's games.Quadro NVS 120M is a business card with support for special drivers that are certified for professional applications like Microsoft Office Suite, Hummingbird Exceed, Lotus Notes, etc. It's part of the Quadro NVS Mobile Series released by NVIDIA, in 2006/2007/2010.
Though business cards have no driver support for games, some of them deliver astonishing performance (e.g. Quadro 6000, Tesla C2075). Quadro NVS 120M, however, isn't one of them.
Quadro NVS 120M delivers as much performance as a GMA 4500M so even very old games (before 2004) will require reduced settings while today's games like Crysis 2 and Metro 2033 are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
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