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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6500 GeForce 2 MX 64MB
Cyberpunk 2077 18425% 15594%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16843% 14254%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16293% 13789%
FIFA 21 9244% 7817%
Watch Dogs Legion 17769% 15039%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16293% 13789%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 26457% 22400%
Grand Theft Auto VI 25966% 21983%
Godfall 29982% 25386%
Genshin Impact 18425% 15594%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 2 MX 64MB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 6500 was released over three years more recently than the 2 MX, and so the GeForce 6500 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 2 MX 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 has 192 MB more video memory than the 2 MX, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6500 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6500 has 2.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 2 MX, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the 2 MX.

The GeForce 6500 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 2 MX 64MB has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6500 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the 2 MX is 0. The GeForce 6500 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 6500 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 2 MX.

The GeForce 2 MX 64MB requires 4 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs175 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2005vs28 Jun 2000
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs64 MB
Memory Speed333 MHzvs166 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.3GB/secvs2.7GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs1600x1200
VGA Connections1vs2
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-4 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs-
Open GL1.5vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

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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. GeForce 2 MX 64MB is part of the GeForce2 Series released by NVIDIA in 2000/2001. With very few dedicated memory and only DirectX 7.0 (and less) support, even games from 2002 will require reduced settings. Therefore, it can't play today's current games.
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