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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 MX 420 GeForce 6150 SE 256MB
Cyberpunk 2077 16766% 22057%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15325% 20165%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 14825% 19508%
FIFA 21 8407% 11076%
Grand Theft Auto VI 23631% 31076%
Far Cry 6 24303% 31959%
Genshin Impact 16766% 22057%
Hitman 3 21840% 28724%
Watch Dogs Legion 16169% 21273%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 24079% 31665%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE 256MB.

The 6150 SE was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 MX 420, and so the 6150 SE is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce4 MX 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 6150 SE has 192 MB more video memory than the GeForce4 MX 420, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 6150 SE also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce4 MX 420 has 1.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 6150 SE, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce4 MX 420 is marginally better than the 6150 SE.

Both the GeForce4 MX 420 and the GeForce 6150 SE 256MB have 2 Shader Processing Units. 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed250 MHzvs425 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17MCP61
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs01 Jun 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed166 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth1.3GB/secvs-
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 Units2vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX7vs9.0c
Shader Model-vs3.0
Open GL1.2vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 MX 420 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 7 or less and with a max memory of 64MB, it can't play today's games.
Even old games from 2003 will require reduced settings.
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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