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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel 865G Quadro NVS 420
Cyberpunk 2077 19725% 5636%
Hitman 3 25689% 7362%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18032% 5146%
Resident Evil 8 19725% 5636%
FIFA 21 9900% 2793%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27795% 7971%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 17444% 4976%
Genshin Impact 19725% 5636%
The Medium 24637% 7057%
Far Cry 6 28584% 8199%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 are massively better than the Intel 865G.

The Quadro NVS 420 was released over three years more recently than the 865G, and so the Quadro NVS 420 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 Quadro NVS 420 has 496 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 Quadro NVS 420 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 420 has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 420 is slightly better than the 865G.

The Quadro NVS 420 has 16 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 Quadro NVS 420 requires 40 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro NVS 420, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the 865G. The Quadro NVS 420 requires 27 Watts more than the 865G to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro NVS 420 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 865G.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2003vs20 Jan 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs16
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1280x1024vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs4
DVI Connections0vs4
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power13 Wattsvs40 Watts
Recommended PSU-350 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs4.0
Open GL1.3vs3.0
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 Quadro NVS 420 quad-display business graphics solution, designed for small form factor systems, delivers reliable hardware and software for a stable business environment. Tested on leading business applications, Quadro NVS 420 is capable of driving up to four 30’’ displays at 2560x1600 resolution and is designed to meet the needs of today’s most demanding business user.
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