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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 210 1GB GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 2913% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2656% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2567% 4155%
FIFA 21 1420% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2567% 4155%
Watch Dogs Legion 2807% 4538%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4220% 6794%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4140% 6666%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2753% 4453%
Genshin Impact 2913% 4709%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 210 1GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT.

The GeForce 210 1GB was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6600 GT, and so the GeForce 210 1GB is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6600 GT 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 210 1GB has 896 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6600 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 6600 GT has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 7.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 210 1GB, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is marginally better than the GeForce 210 1GB.

The GeForce 210 1GB has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 210 1GB is 22 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The GeForce 210 1GB having 16 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6600 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 210 1GB requires 31 Watts to run and the GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 210 1GB. The GeForce 6600 GT requires 17 Watts more than the GeForce 210 1GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 6600 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 210 1GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed589 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT218-300-B1NV43
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8GB/secvs15.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs11
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.4 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power31 Wattsvs48 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9.0c
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E1400 Dual-Core 2GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 210 1GB is an Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT218-300-B1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 589MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR2, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 31W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably below a Radeon HD 4550, meaning even the older GeForce 9400 GT is faster.
Supercharge your gaming with the power of an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPUs deliver best-in-class performance and advanced visual effects for next-generation games. The only GPU in its class with support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and with support for PCI Express, the GeForce 6600 delivers ultra-realistic effects, unmatched features, and rock-solid stability so you can play your game the way itís meant to be played.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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