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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Riva TNT2 Pro Radeon 9500
Red Dead Redemption 2 27336% 6121%
Doom Eternal 23490% 5249%
Cyberpunk 2077 37592% 8447%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27336% 6121%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 16823% 3737%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37592% 8447%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 37592% 8447%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41823% 9406%
Need For Speed Heat 27336% 6121%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 956% 140%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9500 are massively better than the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Radeon 9500 was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the Radeon 9500 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Riva TNT2 Pro 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 Radeon 9500 has 96 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 Radeon 9500 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon 9500 has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT2 Pro, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon 9500 is marginally better than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Riva TNT2 Pro has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9500 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is 0 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon 9500 is 1. The Radeon 9500 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon 9500 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-
ArchitectureNV5R300
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date12 Oct 1999vs24 Oct 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory32 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed166 MHzvs270 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth2.7GB/secvs4.3GB/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%
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Texture Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX6.0vs9
Shader Model-vs2.0
Open GL1.2vs2.0
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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 R300 (introduced August 2002) is the third generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The line features 3D acceleration based upon Direct3D 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R200 design. R300 was the first fully Direct3D 9-capable consumer graphics chip. The processors also include 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. R300 refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. R300 and its derivatives would form the basis for ATI's consumer and professional product lines for over 3 years. The integrated graphics processor based upon R300 is called Xpress 200.
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