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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6500 Radeon Xpress 1200 Series
Cyberpunk 2077 18425% 37567%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16843% 34350%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16293% 33233%
Watch Dogs Legion 17769% 36233%
Godfall 29982% 61067%
FIFA 21 9244% 18900%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16293% 33233%
Grand Theft Auto VI 25966% 52900%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 26457% 53900%
Genshin Impact 18425% 37567%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6500 are massively better than the AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series.

The Xpress 1200 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6500, and so the Xpress 1200 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6500.

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 256 MB video memory, but the Xpress 1200 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the GeForce 6500 and the Radeon Xpress 1200 Series have 4 Shader Processing Units. 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 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV44RS690C
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2005vs28 Feb 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs-
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 Units4vs4
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)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs9.0b
Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL1.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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. ATI's 'R520' core (codenamed Fudo) is the foundation for a line of DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL 2.0 3D accelerator X1000 video cards. It is ATI's first major architectural overhaul since the 'R300' core and is highly optimized for Shader Model 3.0. The Radeon X1000 series using the core was introduced on October 5, 2005, and competed primarily against nVidia's GeForce 7000 series. ATI released the successor to the R500 series with the R600 series on May 14, 2007. ATI does not provide official support for any X1000 series cards for Windows 7
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