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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6500 GeForce 6100
Cyberpunk 2077 18425% 23943%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16843% 21889%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16293% 21177%
Watch Dogs Legion 17769% 23091%
FIFA 21 9244% 12028%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16293% 21177%
Godfall 29982% 38943%
Grand Theft Auto VI 25966% 33730%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 26457% 34368%
Genshin Impact 18425% 23943%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6500 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 6100.

The GeForce 6100 was released less than a year after the GeForce 6500, 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 6500 and the GeForce 6100 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 5.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6100, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the GeForce 6100.

The GeForce 6500 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6100 has 2. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look 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 MHzvs425 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV44MCP51
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2005vs01 Nov 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed333 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth5.3GB/secvs-
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 Units4vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs9.0c
Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe 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. The NVIDIA GeForce 6500, 6200, 6150 and 6100 GPUs feature a revolutionary design that delivers best-in-class performance on today's hottest games and applications. The only GPUs in their class to support Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, these GPUs power the latest effects without compromising performance. Further, these GPUs include NVIDIA PureVideo to deliver crisp, vibrant video to the PC.
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