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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Riva TNT GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 37567% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34350% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 33233% 16293%
FIFA 21 18900% 9244%
Watch Dogs Legion 36233% 17769%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 33233% 16293%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 53900% 26457%
Grand Theft Auto VI 52900% 25966%
Godfall 61067% 29982%
Genshin Impact 37567% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6500 are massively better than the Nvidia Riva TNT.

The GeForce 6500 was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT, 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 Riva TNT 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 Riva TNT, 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 GeForce 6500 has 3.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the Riva TNT.

The Riva TNT has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6500 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT is 0 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6500 is 1. The GeForce 6500 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 6500 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed90 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV4NV44
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date23 Mar 1998vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory16 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed110 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth1.8GB/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 Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance-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 Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX5.0vs9.0c
Shader Model-vs3.0
Open GL1.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe RIVA TNT, codenamed NV4, is a 2D, video, and 3D graphics accelerator chip for PCs that was manufactured by Nvidia. It was released in mid 1998 and cemented Nvidia's reputation as a worthy rival within the developing consumer 3D graphics adapter industry. The first RIVA TNT based card released on June 15, 1998 by STB: Velocity 4400. RIVA is an acronym for Real-time Interactive Video and Animation accelerator. The "TNT" suffix refers to the chip's ability to work on two texels at once (TwiN Texel).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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