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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 3200 GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 5911% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5397% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5219% 16293%
FIFA 21 2932% 9244%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5219% 16293%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 8517% 26457%
Watch Dogs Legion 5698% 17769%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5591% 17441%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8357% 25966%
Genshin Impact 5911% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3200 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The Radeon HD 3200 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6500, and so the Radeon HD 3200 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6500 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 256 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 3200 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 3200 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6500 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 3200 is 13 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6500 is 1. The Radeon HD 3200 having 12 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 3200 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6500.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2008vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs4
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

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GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThis GPU does not exist. You might be looking for Radeon HD 3200 IGP.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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