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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FireGL V3300 GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 6508% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5944% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5748% 16293%
FIFA 21 3233% 9244%
Watch Dogs Legion 6274% 17769%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5748% 16293%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9374% 26457%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9198% 25966%
Godfall 10631% 29982%
Genshin Impact 6508% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireGL V3300 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The FireGL V3300 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6500, and so the FireGL V3300 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6500.

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 FireGL V3300, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the FireGL V3300 has superior memory performance.

The FireGL V3300 has 1.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6500, which means that the memory performance of the FireGL V3300 is marginally better than the GeForce 6500.

The FireGL V3300 has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6500 has 4. 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 300 Watts for the FireGL V3300.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs350 MHz
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Architecture-NV44
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date24 Apr 2006vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/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 Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections2vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs9.0c
Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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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