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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 315 512MB GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 3194% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2913% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2815% 4155%
Watch Dogs Legion 3078% 4538%
FIFA 21 1562% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2815% 4155%
Godfall 5250% 7709%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4536% 6666%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4623% 6794%
Genshin Impact 3194% 4709%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT.

The GeForce 315 512MB was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6600 GT, and so the GeForce 315 512MB 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 315 512MB has 384 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6600 GT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 2.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 315 512MB, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is marginally better than the GeForce 315 512MB.

The GeForce 315 512MB has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 315 512MB is 52 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The GeForce 315 512MB having 46 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 315 512MB delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6600 GT.

The GeForce 315 512MB requires 33 Watts to run and the GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 315 512MB. The GeForce 6600 GT requires 15 Watts more than the GeForce 315 512MB 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 315 512MB.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed475 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Feb 2010vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed790 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.6GB/secvs15.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs11
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate7.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate3.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power33 Wattsvs48 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs3.0
Open GL3.2vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 315 is an entry-level GFX based on the 2009, 40nm, second-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the GT216 Core and offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 475MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 790MHz.
Its therefore an underclocked GeForce GT 220 and should perform considerably worse.
Today's modern demanding games are only playable at the lowest settings or unplayable at all. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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.
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