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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 Go 4200 Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3
Cyberpunk 2077 7802% 7190%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 7127% 6568%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6893% 6352%
Watch Dogs Legion 7522% 6932%
Godfall 12732% 11739%
FIFA 21 3886% 3577%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6893% 6352%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11019% 10158%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 11229% 10352%
Genshin Impact 7802% 7190%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce4 Go 4200.

The NVS 140M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 Go 4200, 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 4200 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 128 MB more video memory than the GeForce4 Go 4200, 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 NVS 140M has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce4 Go 4200, which means that the memory performance of the NVS 140M is marginally better than the GeForce4 Go 4200.

The GeForce4 Go 4200 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the NVS 140M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Quadro NVS 140M 256MB GDDR3 requires 10 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce4 Go 4200.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date14 Nov 2002vs05 Sep 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-10 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model1.1vs4.0
Open GL1.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 Go 4200 is the most powerful GPU of the GeForce4 Go Series released by in 2002.
It's based on the architecture "NV28M", same used on the desktop 'GeForce4 Ti4800' so the performance is much better than the other GPUS in the GeForce4 Go Series.
The performance is still very limited but some of today's games MIGHT be playable at the lowest settings possible.
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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