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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 2000 GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 5975% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5456% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5276% 16293%
FIFA 21 2965% 9244%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5276% 16293%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 8610% 26457%
Watch Dogs Legion 5760% 17769%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5653% 17441%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8448% 25966%
Genshin Impact 5975% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 2000 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 6500 was released over a year more recently than the FX 2000, 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 FX 2000.

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 FX 2000, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the FX 2000 has superior memory performance.

The FX 2000 has 7.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6500, which means that the memory performance of the FX 2000 is marginally better than the GeForce 6500.

Both the Quadro FX 2000 and the GeForce 6500 have 4 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the FX 2000 is 2 and by the GeForce 6500 is 1. Knowing that the shader performance of the FX 2000 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV30GLNV44
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jan 2003vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs5.3GB/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 Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0avs9.0c
Shader Model2.0vs3.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro FX 2000 is a professional GPU with special drivers certified for certain professional applications which aren't even produced anymore.
The chip offers slow DDR2 on a 128-bit memory interface and 4 Pixel Shaders. Its gaming performance is beneath today's integrated solutions.
The 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.
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