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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6500 Radeon X1300 256MB
Cyberpunk 2077 18425% 6432%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16843% 5874%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16293% 5680%
FIFA 21 9244% 3195%
Watch Dogs Legion 17769% 6201%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16293% 5680%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 26457% 9264%
Grand Theft Auto VI 25966% 9091%
Godfall 29982% 10507%
Genshin Impact 18425% 6432%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1300 256MB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The Radeon X1300 256MB 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 Radeon X1300 256MB 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 1.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon X1300 256MB, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the Radeon X1300 256MB.

Both the GeForce 6500 and the Radeon X1300 256MB 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.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Radeon X1300 256MB, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GeForce 6500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV44RV515
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2005vs01 Dec 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed333 MHzvs250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.3GB/secvs4GB/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%
Technology-vs-
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
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU-350 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs9
Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL1.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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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. Radeon X1300 256MB is an entry-level GPU based on the 90nm variant of the R500 architecture.
It's based on the RV515 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit of standard DDR. The central unit runs at 450MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 250MHz.
Radeon X1300 is not much more powerful than R300 and R400 based Radeon X1050 GPUs and so its performance is relatively limited - even for DirectX 9 based games. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
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