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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 290 GeForce 7050
Cyberpunk 2077 5847% 20445%
Hitman 3 7637% 26627%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5339% 18691%
The Medium 7321% 25536%
Resident Evil 8 5847% 20445%
FIFA 21 2900% 10264%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5163% 18082%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8268% 28809%
Genshin Impact 5847% 20445%
Far Cry 6 8505% 29627%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 290 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 7050.

The Quadro NVS 290 was released less than a year after the GeForce 7050, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 290 has 128 MB more video memory than the GeForce 7050, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro NVS 290 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 290 has 1.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 7050, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 290 is marginally better than the GeForce 7050.

The Quadro NVS 290 has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 7050 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 7050 is 1. The Quadro NVS 290 having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro NVS 290 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 7050.

The Quadro NVS 290 requires 21 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 7050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed460 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG86MCP76
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date04 Oct 2007vs01 Sep 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed400 MHzvs334 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs2
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology80nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power21 Watts-
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GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs9.0
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro NVS 290 is a professional Graphics Card certified for professional applications.
Its drivers are not optimized for gaming purposes but rather for the use of professional applications. Its core, the G86, is used on the GeForce 8400 GS and therefore its performance is comparable but slightly worse, due to not benefiting from gaming optimizations that 8400 GS does.
The GeForce experience is more affordable than ever with NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series motherboard GPUs, now for Intel-based PCs. *Immersive experiences on the latest applications and games. *Enjoy Windows Aero features such as Flip 3D, taskbar preview and translucent windows for a more productive computing experience. *Support for a full range of Intel CPUs (including Core™ 2, Pentium™ and Celeron™ CPU families), DDR2-800 memory and integrated HDMI or DVI display output.
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