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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 MX 420 GeForce 7050
Cyberpunk 2077 16766% 20445%
Hitman 3 21840% 26627%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15325% 18691%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 14825% 18082%
FIFA 21 8407% 10264%
Grand Theft Auto VI 23631% 28809%
Far Cry 6 24303% 29627%
Genshin Impact 16766% 20445%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 24079% 29355%
Battlefield 6 21840% 26627%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 7050.

The GeForce 7050 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 MX 420, and so the GeForce 7050 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 GeForce 7050 has 64 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 GeForce 7050 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 7050 has 4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce4 MX 420, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 7050 is marginally better than the GeForce4 MX 420.

Both the GeForce4 MX 420 and the GeForce 7050 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 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17MCP76
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs01 Sep 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed166 MHzvs334 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth1.3GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
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 Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX7vs9.0
Shader Model-vs3.0
Open GL1.2vs2.0
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 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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