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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon 8500 Series 64MB GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 5911% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5397% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5219% 4155%
FIFA 21 2932% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5219% 4155%
Watch Dogs Legion 5698% 4538%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 8517% 6794%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8357% 6666%
Genshin Impact 5911% 4709%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5591% 4453%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon 8500 Series 64MB.

The GeForce 6600 GT was released over three years more recently than the 8500 Series, and so the GeForce 6600 GT 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 6600 GT has 64 MB more video memory than the 8500 Series, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6600 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 8500 Series, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is marginally better than the 8500 Series.

The Radeon 8500 Series 64MB has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the 8500 Series is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The GeForce 6600 GT having 5 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 6600 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 8500 Series.

The GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts to run but there is no entry for the 8500 Series.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs500 MHz
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ArchitectureR200NV43
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2001vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed550 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.8GB/secvs15.2GB/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 Units4vs11
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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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 Power Requirements

Max Power-48 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs9.0c
Shader Model1.4vs3.0
Open GL1.4vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
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.Supercharge your gaming with the power of an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPUs deliver best-in-class performance and advanced visual effects for next-generation games. The only GPU in its class with support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and with support for PCI Express, the GeForce 6600 delivers ultra-realistic effects, unmatched features, and rock-solid stability so you can play your game the way itís meant to be played.
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