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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon 8500 Series 64MB GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 5911% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5397% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5219% 16293%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5219% 16293%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 4794% 14982%
FIFA 21 2932% 9244%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 8517% 26457%
Watch Dogs Legion 5698% 17769%
Genshin Impact 5911% 18425%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8357% 25966%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 8500 Series 64MB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 6500 was released over three years more recently than the 8500 Series, 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 8500 Series 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 8500 Series, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the 8500 Series has superior memory performance.

The 8500 Series has 3.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6500, which means that the memory performance of the 8500 Series is marginally better than the GeForce 6500.

Both the Radeon 8500 Series 64MB and the GeForce 6500 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 Speed275 MHzvs350 MHz
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ArchitectureR200NV44
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2001vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed550 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth8.8GB/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-
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Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs1
DVI Connections-vs1
HDMI Connections-vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs9.0c
Shader Model1.4vs3.0
Open GL1.4vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.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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