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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 980 XGL Intel 865G
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 19725%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 0% 18032%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 0% 17444%
Hitman 3 0% 25689%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 27795%
FIFA 21 0% 9900%
Far Cry 6 0% 28584%
Genshin Impact 0% 19725%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 0% 28321%
Watch Dogs Legion 0% 19023%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel 865G are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro4 980 XGL.

The 865G was released less than a year after the Quadro4 980 XGL, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 Quadro4 980 XGL has 112 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 Quadro4 980 XGL also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro4 980 XGL has 5.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro4 980 XGL is marginally better than the 865G.

The Quadro4 980 XGL has 4 Shader Processing Units but the 865G does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The 865G requires 13 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 980 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV28GL A2Springdale
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs01 May 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed325 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.2GB/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 Units4vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs1280x1024
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-13 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs-
Open GL1.5vs1.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 980 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 Ti 4600, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers.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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