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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 420 GeForce 6150 SE 256MB
Cyberpunk 2077 5636% 22057%
Hitman 3 7362% 28724%
Resident Evil 8 5636% 22057%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5146% 20165%
FIFA 21 2793% 11076%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7971% 31076%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4976% 19508%
Genshin Impact 5636% 22057%
Far Cry 6 8199% 31959%
The Medium 7057% 27547%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE 256MB.

The Quadro NVS 420 was released over a year more recently than the 6150 SE, and so the Quadro NVS 420 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 6150 SE.

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 420 has 256 MB more video memory than the 6150 SE, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro NVS 420 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 420 has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 6150 SE, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 420 is slightly better than the 6150 SE.

The Quadro NVS 420 has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6150 SE 256MB has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 420 is 9 and the actual shader performance of the 6150 SE is 1. The Quadro NVS 420 having 8 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro NVS 420 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 6150 SE.

The Quadro NVS 420 requires 40 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6150 SE 256MB. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro NVS 420.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs425 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG98 MCP61
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date20 Jan 2009vs01 Jun 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth11.2GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections4vs1
DVI Connections4vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power40 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 quad-display business graphics solution, designed for small form factor systems, delivers reliable hardware and software for a stable business environment. Tested on leading business applications, Quadro NVS 420 is capable of driving up to four 30’’ displays at 2560x1600 resolution and is designed to meet the needs of today’s most demanding business user.The NVIDIA GeForce 6500, 6200, 6150 and 6100 GPUs feature a revolutionary design that delivers best-in-class performance on today's hottest games and applications. The only GPUs in their class to support Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, these GPUs power the latest effects without compromising performance. Further, these GPUs include NVIDIA PureVideo to deliver crisp, vibrant video to the PC.
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