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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 7190%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 6568%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 6352%
FIFA 21 3157% 3577%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5614% 6352%
Watch Dogs Legion 6129% 6932%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9157% 10352%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 10158%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 6014% 6803%
Genshin Impact 6357% 7190%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7290 are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3.

The Radeon HD 7290 was released over three years more recently than the NVS 140M, and so the Radeon HD 7290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the NVS 140M 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 NVS 140M has 256 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 7290 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 7290 has 80 Shader Processing Units but the NVS 140M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 7290 transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the NVS 140M. This means that the Radeon HD 7290 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the NVS 140M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 7290 should consume less power than the NVS 140M.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run and the Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 requires 10 Watts. The NVS 140M requires 1 Watts more than the Radeon HD 7290 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the NVS 140M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 7290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed280 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandG84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs05 Sep 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.1
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1600x900
1.5
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1920x1080
0.8
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2560x1440
0.5
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3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs1600x1200
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Wattsvs10 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU C-70-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7290 is an Integrated Graphics Card, on the APU C-70, based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Loveland which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 280MHz and goes up to 400MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 533MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus Radeon HD 7310's performance may vary from system to system.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Performance
Radeon HD 7290 is a direct re-brand of Radeon HD 6290.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with the older Radeon HD 6290.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7290.
Quadro NVS 140M 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 140M, however, isn't one of them.
The performance is enough for all old games and some modern games like the Fifa Series but it's still incapable of playing today's games like Crysis 2 and Metro 2033, even at the lowest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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