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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 285 Riva TNT2 Pro
Red Dead Redemption 2 32324% 27336%
Cyberpunk 2077 44445% 37592%
Doom Eternal 27779% 23490%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 19900% 16823%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32324% 27336%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 44445% 37592%
FIFA 20 17173% 14515%
Grand Theft Auto VI 49445% 41823%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 44445% 37592%
Need For Speed Heat 32324% 27336%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 285.

The Quadro NVS 285 was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the Quadro NVS 285 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 285 has 96 MB more video memory than the Riva TNT2 Pro, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro NVS 285 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 285 has 1.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT2 Pro, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 285 is marginally better than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Quadro NVS 285 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Riva TNT2 Pro has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 285 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is 0. The Quadro NVS 285 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro NVS 285 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Quadro NVS 285 requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Riva TNT2 Pro.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs143 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV44 A2NV5
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Jun 2006vs12 Oct 1999
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs32 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs166 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth4.4GB/secvs2.7GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1920x1200vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Watts-
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GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs-
Open GL2.1vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro NVS 285 is an old professional GFX based on the NV40 architecture used on the GeForce 6000 Series.
It's based on the NV44 A2 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR. The central unit runs at 275MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 275MHz.
Its drivers aren't certified for gaming purposes and as it's not based on a shader-unified architecture, it does not support DirctX 10 & 11.
The 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.
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