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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 290 Intel 865G
Hitman 3 7637% 25689%
Cyberpunk 2077 5847% 19725%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5339% 18032%
Resident Evil 8 5847% 19725%
FIFA 21 2900% 9900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8268% 27795%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5163% 17444%
Genshin Impact 5847% 19725%
Far Cry 6 8505% 28584%
The Medium 7321% 24637%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 290 are massively better than the Intel 865G.

The Quadro NVS 290 was released over three years more recently than the 865G, and so the Quadro NVS 290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 865G 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 290 has 240 MB more video memory than the 865G, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro NVS 290 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 290 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 290 is marginally better than the 865G.

The Quadro NVS 290 has 16 Shader Processing Units but the 865G does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Quadro NVS 290 requires 21 Watts to run and the 865G requires 13 Watts. The Quadro NVS 290 requires 8 Watts more than the 865G to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro NVS 290 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 865G.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed460 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date04 Oct 2007vs01 May 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed400 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs1280x1024
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power21 Wattsvs13 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs-
Open GL3.3vs1.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro NVS 290 is a professional Graphics Card certified for professional applications.
Its drivers are not optimized for gaming purposes but rather for the use of professional applications. Its core, the G86, is used on the GeForce 8400 GS and therefore its performance is comparable but slightly worse, due to not benefiting from gaming optimizations that 8400 GS does.
Intel 865G comes embedded on the Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Celeron, Celeron D CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel Extreme Graphics 2.
It only supports DirectX up to 7.0 so even DirectX 8/9 games aren't (hardware) supported. The performance is ridiculous and even very old games (before 2003) might require reduced settings. Today's games are, obviously, unplayable.
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