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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB
Cyberpunk 2077 904% 1170%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 819% 1061%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 789% 1024%
FIFA 21 407% 540%
Watch Dogs Legion 869% 1125%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 789% 1024%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1340% 1720%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1313% 1687%
Godfall 1531% 1962%
Genshin Impact 904% 1170%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB.

The HD 6670 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9600 GSO, but the 9600 GSO has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6670. As a result, the 9600 GSO exhibits a 12 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 6670. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 6670 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9600 GSO, but the 9600 GSO has 4 more Render Output Units than the HD 6670. As a result, the 9600 GSO exhibits a 1.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 6670. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 6670 was released over a year more recently than the 9600 GSO, and so the HD 6670 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 9600 GSO.

The HD 6670 has 1536 MB more video memory than the 9600 GSO, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the 9600 GSO has superior memory performance.

The 9600 GSO has 21.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6670, which means that the memory performance of the 9600 GSO is slightly better than the HD 6670.

The Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6670 is 192 and the actual shader performance of the 9600 GSO is 78. The HD 6670 having 114 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9600 GSO performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 6670 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9600 GSO. This means that the HD 6670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9600 GSO.

The Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition requires 66 Watts to run and the GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB requires 90 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 6670 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the 9600 GSO. The 9600 GSO requires 24 Watts more than the HD 6670 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the 9600 GSO to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 6670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Turks XTG92
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 Apr 2011vs01 Oct 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6
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1600x900
4.4
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1920x1080
2.9
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2560x1440
2.2
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs43.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units480vs48
Actual Shader Performance9%vs4%
Technology40nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs48
Texture Rate19.2 GTexel/svs31.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs12
Pixel Rate6.4 GPixel/svs7.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power66 Wattsvs90 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs400 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-530 2.9GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's fast-middle-class Radeon HD 6670 v2, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 667MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 6670 v2.
The NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512 GPU offers a powerfully immersive entertainment experience designed for extreme high-definition gaming and video playback. Play the hottest DirectX 10 games with awesome speed and watch the latest HD DVD and Blu-ray movies with brilliant clarity. Featuring next generation GeForce and PureVideo HD technologies, the GeForce 9600 GSO 512 GPU puts amazing graphics performance within your reach.
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