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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Riva TNT2 Pro Radeon 8500 Series 64MB
Red Dead Redemption 2 27336% 5591%
Doom Eternal 23490% 4794%
Cyberpunk 2077 37592% 7719%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27336% 5591%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 16823% 3411%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37592% 7719%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 37592% 7719%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41823% 8597%
Need For Speed Heat 27336% 5591%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 956% 119%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 8500 Series 64MB are massively better than the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro.

The 8500 Series was released over a year more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the 8500 Series is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Riva TNT2 Pro.

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 8500 Series has 32 MB more video memory than the Riva TNT2 Pro, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 8500 Series also has superior memory performance overall.

The 8500 Series has 6.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT2 Pro, which means that the memory performance of the 8500 Series is marginally better than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Riva TNT2 Pro has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 8500 Series 64MB has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is 0 and the actual shader performance of the 8500 Series is 1. The 8500 Series having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 8500 Series delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed143 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV5R200
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date12 Oct 1999vs02 Jan 2001
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory32 MBvs64 MB
Memory Speed166 MHzvs550 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth2.7GB/secvs8.8GB/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%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs-
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HDMI Connections0vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX6.0vs8.1
Shader Model-vs1.4
Open GL1.2vs1.4
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe RIVA TNT2 was a graphics processing unit manufactured by Nvidia starting in early 1999. The chip is codenamed "NV5" because it is the 5th graphics chip design by Nvidia, succeeding the RIVA TNT (NV4). 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). Nvidia removed RIVA from the name later in the chip's lifetime.The Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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