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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6500 Rage 128 Ultra 16MB
Cyberpunk 2077 18425% 28150%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16843% 25738%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16293% 24900%
FIFA 21 9244% 14150%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16293% 24900%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 26457% 40400%
Watch Dogs Legion 17769% 27150%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 17441% 26650%
Grand Theft Auto VI 25966% 39650%
Genshin Impact 18425% 28150%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6500 are significantly better than the AMD Rage 128 Ultra 16MB.

The GeForce 6500 was released over three years more recently than the 128 Ultra, 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 128 Ultra 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 240 MB more video memory than the 128 Ultra, 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 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 128 Ultra, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the 128 Ultra.

The GeForce 6500 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the 128 Ultra does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs90 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2005vs01 Aug 1998
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs16 MB
Memory Speed333 MHzvs130 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.3GB/secvs1GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs-
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 Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

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

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