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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 980 XGL GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 0% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 0% 16293%
FIFA 21 0% 9244%
Watch Dogs Legion 0% 17769%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 16293%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 0% 26457%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 25966%
Godfall 0% 29982%
Genshin Impact 0% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6500 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro4 980 XGL.

The GeForce 6500 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro4 980 XGL, and so the GeForce 6500 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro4 980 XGL.

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 Quadro4 980 XGL, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6500 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6500 has 0.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 980 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the Quadro4 980 XGL.

Both the Quadro4 980 XGL and the GeForce 6500 have 4 Shader Processing Units. 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV28GL A2NV44
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2002vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed325 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.2GB/secvs5.3GB/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 Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology150nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs9.0c
Shader Model1.3vs3.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 980 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 Ti 4600, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers.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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