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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 1300 GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 6041% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5517% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5335% 16293%
FIFA 21 2998% 9244%
Watch Dogs Legion 5824% 17769%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5335% 16293%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 8704% 26457%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8541% 25966%
Godfall 9873% 29982%
Genshin Impact 6041% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1300 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 6500 was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 1300, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 6500 has 128 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 1300, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro FX 1300 has 3.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6500, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1300 is marginally better than the GeForce 6500.

The Quadro FX 1300 has 3 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.

The Quadro FX 1300 requires 55 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6500. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro FX 1300.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV38GLNV44
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date28 Jun 2004vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed275 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth8.8GB/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 Units3vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections-vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

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Recommended PSU350 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX9.0bvs9.0c
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 Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.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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