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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 510 GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 2913% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2656% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2567% 4155%
FIFA 21 1420% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2567% 4155%
Watch Dogs Legion 2807% 4538%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4220% 6794%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4140% 6666%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2753% 4453%
Genshin Impact 2913% 4709%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 510 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT.

The GeForce 510 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6600 GT, and so the GeForce 510 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 510 has 896 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6600 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 0.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 510, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is marginally better than the GeForce 510.

The GeForce 510 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 510 is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The GeForce 510 having 44 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 510 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6600 GT.

The GeForce 510 requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 510. The GeForce 6600 GT requires 23 Watts more than the GeForce 510 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 510.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed523 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF119-200-A1NV43
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date29 Sep 2011vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.8
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1600x900
2.1
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1920x1080
1.5
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2560x1440
1.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed898 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs15.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs11
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs48 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G440 1.6GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 510 is an OEM only, Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GF119-200-A1 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 523MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 898MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with Radeon HD 5450.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce 510.
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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