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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel 865G Quadro NVS 295
Cyberpunk 2077 19725% 5522%
Hitman 3 25689% 7213%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18032% 5042%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 17444% 4875%
FIFA 21 9900% 2736%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27795% 7810%
Far Cry 6 28584% 8034%
Genshin Impact 19725% 5522%
Battlefield 6 25689% 7213%
Resident Evil 8 19725% 5522%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 are massively better than the Intel 865G.

The Quadro NVS 295 was released over three years more recently than the 865G, and so the Quadro NVS 295 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 295 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 Quadro NVS 295 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 295 has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 295 is slightly better than the 865G.

The Quadro NVS 295 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 Quadro NVS 295 requires 23 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Quadro NVS 295, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the 865G. The Quadro NVS 295 requires 10 Watts more than the 865G to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro NVS 295 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 2003vs07 May 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 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-vs8
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 Connections1vs2
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power13 Wattsvs23 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 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.
Delivering a reliable hardware and software platform, Quadro NVS 295 is designed to meet the needs of today’s most demanding business user. Featuring NVIDIA nView display management software and support for up to two 30’’ displays at 2560x1600 resolutions, business professionals can maximize productivity through increased desktop real estate and advanced application management tools. Tested on industry-leading business applications, Quadro NVS 295 provides a stable business environment.
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