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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel 865G GeForce 7300 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 19725% 6357%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18032% 5806%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 17444% 5614%
FIFA 21 9900% 3157%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27795% 8986%
Far Cry 6 28584% 9243%
Genshin Impact 19725% 6357%
Hitman 3 25689% 8300%
Watch Dogs Legion 19023% 6129%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 28321% 9157%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT are massively better than the Intel 865G.

The GeForce 7300 GT was released over three years more recently than the 865G, and so the GeForce 7300 GT is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 865G 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 GeForce 7300 GT has 240 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 GeForce 7300 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 7300 GT has 10.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 7300 GT is slightly better than the 865G.

The GeForce 7300 GT has 8 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 and the GeForce 7300 GT requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 7300 GT, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the 865G. The GeForce 7300 GT requires 11 Watts more than the 865G to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 7300 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 865G.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs500 MHz
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OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2003vs01 May 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs325 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs10.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs8
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1280x1024vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power13 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 15 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs3.0
Open GL1.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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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.
The NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series graphics processing units (GPUs) represent a significant leap forward in 3D graphics design, delivering the unparalleled horsepower and revolutionary technologies you need to tackle the latest games and video applications. The GeForce 7 Series GPUs deliver blazing frame rates and outstanding image quality so you can experience full-throttle graphics performance.
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