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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6500 GeForce FX 5200
Cyberpunk 2077 18425% 25011%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16843% 22867%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16293% 22122%
FIFA 21 9244% 12567%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16293% 22122%
Watch Dogs Legion 17769% 24122%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 26457% 35900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 25966% 35233%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 17441% 23678%
Genshin Impact 18425% 25011%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6500 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce FX 5200.

The GeForce 6500 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce FX 5200, and so the GeForce 6500 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce FX 5200.

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 128 MB more video memory than the GeForce FX 5200, 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 2.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce FX 5200, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the GeForce FX 5200.

Both the GeForce 6500 and the GeForce FX 5200 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 MHzvs250 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV44NV34
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2005vs01 Mar 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed333 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.3GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
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 Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs9.0b
Shader Model3.0vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
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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. The GeForce™ FX 5200 and GeForce PCX 5300 GPUs deliver best-in class performance and features at a great price. With a GeForce FX or PCX mainstream GPU inside your PC, you can experience cinematic-quality effects, studio-quality color, and the industry-leading performance and rock-solid driver stability you expect from NVIDIA. The only DirectX 9 compatible GPUs in their class, the GeForce FX 5200 and GeForce PCX 5300 models are engineered for compatibility with the latest gaming and multimedia software.
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