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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 Go 420 Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3
Cyberpunk 2077 13352% 7190%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 12204% 6568%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11805% 6352%
FIFA 21 6686% 3577%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11805% 6352%
Watch Dogs Legion 12876% 6932%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 19186% 10352%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18829% 10158%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 12638% 6803%
Genshin Impact 13352% 7190%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce4 Go 420.

The NVS 140M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 Go 420, and so the NVS 140M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce4 Go 420 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 NVS 140M has 224 MB more video memory than the GeForce4 Go 420, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the NVS 140M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce4 Go 420 has 788.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the NVS 140M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce4 Go 420 is massively better than the NVS 140M.

The GeForce4 Go 420 has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 has 0. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 requires 10 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce4 Go 420.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17MG84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs05 Sep 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory32 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth800MB/secvs11.2GB/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 Units2vs-
Actual Shader Performance-vs-
Technology-vs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs1600x1200
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-10 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX7.0vs10
Shader Model-vs4.0
Open GL1.2vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 Go 420 is an entry-middle-class GPU part of the GeForce4 Go Series released by in 2002.
It's based on the architecture "NV17M", same used on the desktop 'GeForce4 MX440' but slower due to the lower clock frequencies and the cheaper Memory Bus .
The performance is very limited, so today's games are unplayable.
Quadro NVS 140M is a business card with support for special drivers that are certified for professional applications like Microsoft Office Suite, Hummingbird Exceed, Lotus Notes, etc. It's part of the Quadro NVS Mobile Series released by NVIDIA, in 2006/2007/2010.
Though business cards have no driver support for games, some of them deliver astonishing performance (e.g. Quadro 6000, Tesla C2075). Quadro NVS 140M, however, isn't one of them.
The performance is enough for all old games and some modern games like the Fifa Series but it's still incapable of playing today's games like Crysis 2 and Metro 2033, even at the lowest settings.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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