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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel 865G GeForce4 MX 420
Cyberpunk 2077 19725% 16766%
Hitman 3 25689% 21840%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18032% 15325%
Resident Evil 8 19725% 16766%
FIFA 21 9900% 8407%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27795% 23631%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 17444% 14825%
Genshin Impact 19725% 16766%
The Medium 24637% 20945%
Far Cry 6 28584% 24303%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420 are very slightly better than the Intel 865G.

The 865G was released over a year more recently than the GeForce4 MX 420, 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 GeForce4 MX 420.

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 GeForce4 MX 420 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 GeForce4 MX 420 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce4 MX 420 has 1.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce4 MX 420 is marginally better than the 865G.

The GeForce4 MX 420 has 2 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 but there is no entry for the GeForce4 MX 420.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs250 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSpringdaleNV17
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2003vs06 Feb 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs64 MB
Memory Speed-vs166 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs1.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs2
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
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Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1280x1024vs-
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power13 Watts-
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GPU Features

DirectX7.0vs7
Shader Model-vs-
Open GL1.3vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

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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.
GeForce4 MX 420 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 7 or less and with a max memory of 64MB, it can't play today's games.
Even old games from 2003 will require reduced settings.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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