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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition GeForce 9600 GT Asus Magic HDMI 512MB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 904% 707%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 819% 638%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 789% 614%
FIFA 21 407% 307%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 789% 614%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1340% 1057%
Watch Dogs Legion 869% 679%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 851% 664%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1313% 1036%
Genshin Impact 904% 707%

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

The HD 6670 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9600 GT, but both GPUs exhibit the same Texture Fill Rate. 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 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9600 GT, but the 9600 GT has 8 more Render Output Units than the HD 6670. As a result, the 9600 GT exhibits a 3.2 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 three years more recently than the 9600 GT, and so the HD 6670 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 9600 GT when running the latest games.

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

The 9600 GT has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6670, which means that the memory performance of the 9600 GT is marginally better than the HD 6670.

The Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9600 GT Asus Magic HDMI 512MB Edition has 64. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6670 is 192 and the actual shader performance of the 9600 GT is 96. The HD 6670 having 96 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9600 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

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

The Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition requires 66 Watts to run and the GeForce 9600 GT Asus Magic HDMI 512MB Edition requires 50 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 6670 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 9600 GT. The HD 6670 requires 16 Watts more than the 9600 GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 6670 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 9600 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Turks XTTesla G94-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date19 Apr 2011vs01 Feb 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs25.6GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units480vs64
Actual Shader Performance9%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units24vs32
Texture Rate19.2 GTexel/svs19.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate6.4 GPixel/svs9.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power66 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs350 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-530 2.9GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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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.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 6670 v2.
GeForce 9600 GT Asus Magic HDMI 512MB Edition is a special edition of GeForce 9600 GT 512MB.
This edition comes with one HDMI port and optimized for low power consumption. To achieve that, the Core-Clock was reduced by 50MHz to 600MHz and the GPU accesses DDR2 memory, leading to an over 50% slower operating memory clock.
As a result, the card allegedly consumes up to 40% less energy under load (and heats less) but it offers very little resilience to higher resolutions and has a relatively lower shading performance.
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