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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9500 GS GeForce 6800 Ultra
Red Dead Redemption 2 1698% 2157%
Cyberpunk 2077 2371% 3001%
Doom Eternal 1446% 1841%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1698% 2157%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1009% 1292%
Halo: Reach 471% 617%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2371% 3001%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 2371% 3001%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2648% 3349%
Need For Speed Heat 1698% 2157%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra.

The GeForce 9500 GS was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, and so the GeForce 9500 GS is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6800 Ultra when running the latest games.

The GeForce 9500 GS has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 6800 Ultra has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 6800 Ultra has 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9500 GS, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is slightly better than the GeForce 9500 GS.

The GeForce 9500 GS has 32 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 Ultra has 22. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9500 GS is 18 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is 9. The GeForce 9500 GS having 9 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6800 Ultra performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 124 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 9500 GS. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce 9500 GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG96NV40/NV45
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2008vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs550 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs35.2GB/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 Units32vs22
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
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Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-124 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10vs9.0c
Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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 groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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