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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 7100 GS Inno3D 256MB Edition GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 14768% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 13499% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 13058% 16293%
FIFA 21 7400% 9244%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13058% 16293%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 21216% 26457%
Watch Dogs Legion 14242% 17769%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 13979% 17441%
Grand Theft Auto VI 20821% 25966%
Genshin Impact 14768% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 7100 GS Inno3D 256MB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 6500 was released less than a year after the 7100 GS, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 7100 GS Inno3D 256MB Edition and the GeForce 6500 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce 6500 has 1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 7100 GS, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the 7100 GS.

Both the GeForce 7100 GS Inno3D 256MB Edition and the GeForce 6500 have 4 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jan 2005vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth4.3GB/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 Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections2vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

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GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL-vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 7100 GS Inno3D 256MB Edition appears to be a special edition of the GeForce 7100.
On this edition, the amount of SPUs was doubled from 2 to 4. This edition's dedicated memory is 256MB but can go up to 512MB, if at least 1GB of system ram is installed, using Turbo Cache.
The performance is extremely limited and not recommended for any of today's games.
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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