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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel 865G GeForce 2 MX 64MB
Cyberpunk 2077 19725% 15594%
Hitman 3 25689% 20317%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18032% 14254%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 17444% 13789%
FIFA 21 9900% 7817%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27795% 21983%
Far Cry 6 28584% 22608%
Genshin Impact 19725% 15594%
Battlefield 6 25689% 20317%
Resident Evil 8 19725% 15594%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 2 MX 64MB are noticeably better than the Intel 865G.

The 865G was released over a year more recently than the 2 MX, and so the 865G is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 2 MX.

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 2 MX has 48 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 2 MX also has superior memory performance overall.

The 2 MX has 2.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the 2 MX is marginally better than the 865G.

The 865G has 0 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 2 MX 64MB has 2. 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 865G requires 13 Watts to run and the GeForce 2 MX 64MB requires 4 Watts. The 865G requires 9 Watts more than the 2 MX to run. The difference is not significant enough for the 865G to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 2 MX.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs175 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2003vs28 Jun 2000
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs64 MB
Memory Speed-vs166 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs2.7GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs2
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Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1280x1024vs1600x1200
VGA Connections1vs2
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power13 Wattsvs4 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model-vs-
Open GL1.3vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel 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.
GeForce 2 MX 64MB is part of the GeForce2 Series released by NVIDIA in 2000/2001. With very few dedicated memory and only DirectX 7.0 (and less) support, even games from 2002 will require reduced settings. Therefore, it can't play today's current games.
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