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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon 9500 GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 6470% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5909% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5714% 16293%
FIFA 21 3214% 9244%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5714% 16293%
Watch Dogs Legion 6237% 17769%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9319% 26457%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9144% 25966%
Genshin Impact 6470% 18425%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 6121% 17441%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9500 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 6500 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon 9500, 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 Radeon 9500.

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 Radeon 9500, 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 1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9500, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the Radeon 9500.

Both the Radeon 9500 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 Speed275 MHzvs350 MHz
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ArchitectureR300NV44
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date24 Oct 2002vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed270 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth4.3GB/secvs5.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9vs9.0c
Shader Model2.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Radeon R300 (introduced August 2002) is the third generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The line features 3D acceleration based upon Direct3D 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R200 design. R300 was the first fully Direct3D 9-capable consumer graphics chip. The processors also include 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. R300 refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. R300 and its derivatives would form the basis for ATI's consumer and professional product lines for over 3 years. The integrated graphics processor based upon R300 is called Xpress 200.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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