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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 2500 Desktop GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 3253% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2967% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2867% 4155%
FIFA 21 1591% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2867% 4155%
Watch Dogs Legion 3134% 4538%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4707% 6794%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4618% 6666%
Genshin Impact 3253% 4709%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 3075% 4453%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 2500 Desktop are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT.

The Graphics 2500 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6600 GT, and so the Graphics 2500 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6600 GT 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 128 MB video memory, but the Graphics 2500 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 2500 Desktop has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 2500 is 76 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The Graphics 2500 having 70 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 2500 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6600 GT.

The GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Graphics 2500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureIvy BridgeNV43
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2012vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs15.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs11
Actual Shader Performance4%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units1vs-
Texture Rate0.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units1vs-
Pixel Rate0.7 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-48 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics 2500 DEsktop are the successors of Intel HD Graphics 2000.
They come embedded on the new Intel Core i-5 Ivy Bridge CPUS.
The new features include DirectX 11 support, Shader Version of 5.0 and openGL Version of up to 4.0.
They offer 6 Execution Units (24 Shader Processing Units) and are manufactured with a 22nm technology.
Benchmarks indicate that today's games can be played at the lowest settings smoothly.
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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