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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3080 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 10GB 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 GeForce RTX 3080 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 10GB.

The RTX 3080 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6500, and so the RTX 3080 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 RTX 3080 has 9984 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6500, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 3080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6500 has 5.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3080, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the RTX 3080.

The GeForce RTX 3080 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 10GB has 8704 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6500 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3080 is 15276 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6500 is 1. The RTX 3080 having 15275 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 3080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6500.

The GeForce RTX 3080 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 10GB requires 320 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6500. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1440 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock1755 MHzvs-
ArchitectureAmpere GA102NV44
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 Sep 2020vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory10240 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8704vs4
Actual Shader Performance100%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units212vs-
Texture Rate305.3 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units64vs-
Pixel Rate92.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power320 Watts-
Recommended PSU750 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model6.1vs3.0
Open GL4.6vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM16 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3080 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 10GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Ampere Architecture. This card has also been rumoured to be called the GeForce GTX 2180. Architecture It equips an Ampere GPU Codenamed GA102 which is a First Gen Ampere GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 3386 Shader Processing Units, 212 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Ampere architecture provides the world's best consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU Name: GA102 GPU The central unit runs at 1440MHz and goes up to 1755MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 10GB frame buffer of Third Gen GDDR6X through a 320-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 320W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with available three 8-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 10GB suggests it will be faster than the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3080 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 10GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.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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