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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Vanta LT GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 28150% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 25738% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 24900% 16293%
FIFA 21 14150% 9244%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 24900% 16293%
Watch Dogs Legion 27150% 17769%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 40400% 26457%
Grand Theft Auto VI 39650% 25966%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 26650% 17441%
Genshin Impact 28150% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6500 are significantly better than the Nvidia Vanta LT.

The GeForce 6500 was released over three years more recently than the Vanta LT, and so the GeForce 6500 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Vanta LT 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 6500 has 240 MB more video memory than the Vanta LT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6500 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Vanta LT has 794.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6500, which means that the memory performance of the Vanta LT is massively better than the GeForce 6500.

The Vanta LT has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6500 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Vanta LT is 0 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6500 is 1. The GeForce 6500 having 1 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Vanta LT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed80 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2000vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory16 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed100 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth800MB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

Shader Model-vs3.0
Open GL1.2vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA Vanta is a low-cost, 128-bit TwiN Texel, highly integrated 3D graphics processor, designed specifically for value-conscious users. Leveraging the NVIDIA TNT architecture, NVIDIA Vanta delivers breakthrough 3D and industry-leading 2D graphics performance, making it ideal for today's basic desktop PC. The NVIDIA Vanta comes in 4-16MB configurations. The NVIDIA GeForce 6500 and 6200 graphics processing units (GPUs) featuring NVIDIA TurboCache technology take full advantage of the PCI Express bus to deliver the turbocharged system performance you need to play all the hottest games and applications.
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