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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6150 LE Quadro NVS 290
Cyberpunk 2077 22961% 5847%
Hitman 3 29900% 7637%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 20992% 5339%
Resident Evil 8 22961% 5847%
FIFA 21 11533% 2900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 32349% 8268%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 20308% 5163%
Genshin Impact 22961% 5847%
The Medium 28676% 7321%
Far Cry 6 33267% 8505%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 290 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE.

The Quadro NVS 290 has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed and 7 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 6150 LE. This results in the Quadro NVS 290 providing 3.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The Quadro NVS 290 has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed and 3 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 6150 LE. This results in the Quadro NVS 290 providing 1.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Quadro NVS 290 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6150 LE, and so the Quadro NVS 290 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6150 LE.

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 256 MB video memory, but the GeForce 6150 LE does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 6150 LE has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro NVS 290 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6150 LE is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 290 is 18. The Quadro NVS 290 having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro NVS 290 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6150 LE.

The Quadro NVS 290 transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 6150 LE. This means that the Quadro NVS 290 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 6150 LE. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro NVS 290 should consume less power than the GeForce 6150 LE.

The Quadro NVS 290 requires 21 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6150 LE.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed425 MHzvs460 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date11 Oct 2004vs04 Oct 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory Type-vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs6.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units1vs8
Texture Rate0.4 GTexel/svs3.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs4
Pixel Rate0.4 GPixel/svs1.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-21 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewWeak integrated graphics. None of today's modern games will run smoothly.Quadro 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.
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