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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i3 540 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 3263% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2976% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2876% 2996%
FIFA 21 1596% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2876% 2996%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4721% 4915%
Watch Dogs Legion 3144% 3275%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 3085% 3213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4632% 4823%
Genshin Impact 3263% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 540 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The HD i3 540 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 XT, and so the HD i3 540 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6800 XT 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 6800 XT has 256 MB video memory, but the HD i3 540 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 12 Shader Processing Units but the HD i3 540 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed733 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureClarkdaleNV40/NV41
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2010vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs12
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Technology-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs9.0c
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD i3 540 is the specific version of the 'GMA/Intel Media Graphics Accelerator' that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-540 3.06GHz'. With no dedicated memory, it uses system memory up to 1 GB on Windows XP and 1.7GB on Windows Vista/7. Unlike the second gen 'Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000', very demanding games might not run at all and only very old games will run on high settings smoothly.The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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