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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 285 Radeon 9250
Red Dead Redemption 2 32324% 9540%
Cyberpunk 2077 44445% 13143%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 19900% 5846%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 44445% 13143%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32324% 9540%
Doom Eternal 27779% 8188%
FIFA 20 17173% 5035%
Grand Theft Auto VI 49445% 14630%
Need For Speed Heat 32324% 9540%
Halo: Reach 10203% 2963%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9250 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 285.

The Quadro NVS 285 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon 9250, and so the Quadro NVS 285 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon 9250.

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 and the Radeon 9250 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro NVS 285 has 1.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9250, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 285 is marginally better than the Radeon 9250.

Both the Quadro NVS 285 and the Radeon 9250 have 4 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 Quadro NVS 285 requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon 9250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV44 A2RV280
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Jun 2006vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth4.4GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1920x1200vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Watts-
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GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs1.4
Open GL2.1vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
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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 Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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