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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9300 GS GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 6320% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5772% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5582% 16293%
FIFA 21 3139% 9244%
Watch Dogs Legion 6093% 17769%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5582% 16293%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9105% 26457%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8934% 25966%
Godfall 10326% 29982%
Genshin Impact 6320% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9300 GS are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 9300 GS was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6500, and so the GeForce 9300 GS is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6500 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 9300 GS has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6500, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 9300 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 9300 GS has 2.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6500, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9300 GS is marginally better than the GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 6500 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the GeForce 9300 GS does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 9300 GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed567 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2008vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth8GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs4
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.3 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIt had previously been thought that NVIDIA had decided to drop the G and NV nomenclature for a D (for Desktop) nomenclature on their processors. Following the D is the generation number and the target market indicator. NVIDIA's official designations for target markets include Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. For example, the D9E indicates a 9th generation Desktop GeForce video card for the Enthusiast market[1]. However, NVIDIA has actually forked their codenames into those of graphics processors, and those of graphics cards. The GPU cores have kept the prefix 'G' and future versions will include the prefix 'GT'; whereas the actual cards are now codenamed as D, generation number and target market. 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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