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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Sandy Bridge) Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3
Cyberpunk 2077 4009% 7190%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3658% 6568%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3536% 6352%
FIFA 21 1973% 3577%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3536% 6352%
Watch Dogs Legion 3864% 6932%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5791% 10352%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5682% 10158%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 3791% 6803%
Genshin Impact 4009% 7190%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Sandy Bridge) are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3.

The Graphics Mobile was released over three years more recently than the NVS 140M, and so the Graphics Mobile 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 Graphics Mobile does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Graphics Mobile has 6 Shader Processing Units but the NVS 140M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Graphics Mobile transistor size technology is 48 nm (nanometers) smaller than the NVS 140M. This means that the Graphics Mobile is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the NVS 140M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics Mobile should consume less power than the NVS 140M.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Sandy Bridge) requires 5 Watts to run and the Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 requires 10 Watts. The NVS 140M requires 5 Watts more than the Graphics Mobile 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 Graphics Mobile.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy Bridge GT1G84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Sep 2014vs05 Sep 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Texture Mapping Units1vs-
Texture Rate0.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units1vs-
Pixel Rate0.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs1600x1200
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power5 Wattsvs10 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Sandy Bridge) are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Budget Sandy Bridge Processors.

The Broadwell Core includes support for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessor.
The GPU Codenamed GT1 offers 6 Shader Processing Units, 1 TMU and 1 ROP.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The Operating Memory Clock depends at which speed the System's RAM is running and which Memory Type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 667MHz.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 1.7GB.

Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.
Performance is very limited and most modern games can't be played.

System Suggestions
Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Sandy Bridge) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1024x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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.
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