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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 3 Intel 865G
Cyberpunk 2077 6248% 19725%
Hitman 3 8158% 25689%
Resident Evil 8 6248% 19725%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5706% 18032%
FIFA 21 3102% 9900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8833% 27795%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5518% 17444%
Genshin Impact 6248% 19725%
Far Cry 6 9085% 28584%
The Medium 7821% 24637%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 3 are massively better than the Intel 865G.

The 865G was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 3, 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 GeForce 3.

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 3 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 GeForce 3 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 3 has 3.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 3 is marginally better than the 865G.

The GeForce 3 has 4 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 GeForce 3.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV20Springdale
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date27 Feb 2001vs01 May 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed230 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth3.7GB/secvs-
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 Units4vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Technology-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs1280x1024
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-13 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs7.0
Shader Model1.1vs-
Open GL1.3vs1.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 3 is a very old GPU part of the GeForce 3 Series released by NVIDIA in 2001.
It only supports DirectX up to 8.1 so even DirectX 9 games are most likely unplayable.
That being said, the 64MB video memory and very low core clock doom its performance from the start. Therefore, almost all today's games are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
Intel 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.
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