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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 Intel GMA 950
Cyberpunk 2077 7190% 18733%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 6568% 17125%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6352% 16567%
FIFA 21 3577% 9400%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6352% 16567%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 5835% 15233%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 10352% 26900%
Watch Dogs Legion 6932% 18067%
Genshin Impact 7190% 18733%
Grand Theft Auto VI 10158% 26400%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 are massively better than the Intel GMA 950.

The NVS 140M was released over a year more recently than the GMA 950, and so the NVS 140M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GMA 950.

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 32 MB more video memory than the GMA 950, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the NVS 140M also has superior memory performance overall.

The NVS 140M has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GMA 950, which means that the memory performance of the NVS 140M is slightly better than the GMA 950.

Both the Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 and the GMA 950 have 0 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 requires 10 Watts to run and the GMA 950 requires 7 Watts. The NVS 140M requires 3 Watts more than the GMA 950 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 GMA 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date05 Sep 2007vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeGDDR3vs-
Memory Bandwidth11.2GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs-
Actual Shader Performance-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1600x1200vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power10 Wattsvs7 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL3.3vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro 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.
The new Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Intel® GMA 950) graphics core is an intelligent and responsive graphics engine built into the chipset that is on the motherboard. This integration provides incredible visual quality, faster graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
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