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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 285 GeForce 4 MX 440
Cyberpunk 2077 34142% 9726%
Hitman 3 44445% 12683%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 31218% 8887%
Resident Evil 8 34142% 9726%
FIFA 21 17173% 4857%
Grand Theft Auto VI 48082% 13726%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 30203% 8596%
The Medium 42627% 12161%
Genshin Impact 34142% 9726%
Far Cry 6 49445% 14117%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 285.

The Quadro NVS 285 was released over three years more recently than the 4 MX, and so the Quadro NVS 285 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 4 MX 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 285 and the GeForce 4 MX 440 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro NVS 285 has 1.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 4 MX, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 285 is marginally better than the 4 MX.

The Quadro NVS 285 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 4 MX 440 has 2. 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 285 requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 4 MX 440.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV44 A2NV17
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Jun 2006vs06 Feb 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth4.4GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1920x1200vs1600x1200
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs-
Open GL2.1vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro NVS 285 is an old professional GFX based on the NV40 architecture used on the GeForce 6000 Series.
It's based on the NV44 A2 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR. The central unit runs at 275MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 275MHz.
Its drivers aren't certified for gaming purposes and as it's not based on a shader-unified architecture, it does not support DirctX 10 & 11.
GeForce4 MX 440 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 7 or less and with a max memory of 128 MB, it can't play today's games. Still, games before 2003 should be fully playable at max settings....
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