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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Quadro NVS 280 GeForce 4 MX 440
Cyberpunk 2077 28874% 9726%
Hitman 3 37592% 12683%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 26400% 8887%
Resident Evil 8 28874% 9726%
FIFA 21 14515% 4857%
Grand Theft Auto VI 40669% 13726%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 25541% 8596%
The Medium 36054% 12161%
Genshin Impact 28874% 9726%
Far Cry 6 41823% 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 280.

The Quadro NVS 280 was released over a year more recently than the 4 MX, and so the Quadro NVS 280 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 4 MX.

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 4 MX has 64 MB more video memory than the Quadro NVS 280, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 4 MX also has superior memory performance overall.

The 4 MX has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro NVS 280, which means that the memory performance of the 4 MX is marginally better than the Quadro NVS 280.

The Quadro NVS 280 has 1 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 4 MX 440 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 280 is 0 and the actual shader performance of the 4 MX is 1. The 4 MX having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 4 MX delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro NVS 280.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed250 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2004vs06 Feb 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1vs2
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
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Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs1600x1200
VGA Connections2vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

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GPU Features

Shader Model-vs-
Open GL1.5vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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