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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6600 GT 256MB Radeon X1050
Cyberpunk 2077 4164% 7640%
Hitman 3 5447% 9968%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3800% 6979%
Resident Evil 8 4164% 7640%
FIFA 21 2051% 3804%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5900% 10790%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3674% 6749%
The Medium 5221% 9558%
Genshin Impact 4164% 7640%
Far Cry 6 6070% 11099%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT 256MB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1050.

The Radeon X1050 was released over a year more recently than the 6600 GT, and so the Radeon X1050 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 6600 GT.

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 6600 GT has 128 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1050, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 6600 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The 6600 GT has 10.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon X1050, which means that the memory performance of the 6600 GT is slightly better than the Radeon X1050.

The GeForce 6600 GT 256MB has 11 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1050 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the 6600 GT is 6 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1050 is 1. The 6600 GT having 5 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 6600 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon X1050.

The Radeon X1050 requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the 6600 GT. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon X1050, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the 6600 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV43RV370
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2004vs07 Dec 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth16GB/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 Units11vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology-vs110nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs1.6 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-24 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs9
Shader Model3.0vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewSupercharge 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 playedRadeon X1050 is an entry-level GFX based on the 110nm variant of the R300 architecture.
It's based on the RV370 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 64-bit of standard DDR2. The central unit runs at 400MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 333MHz. Expect a TDP of up to 24 Watt.
Radeon X1050 is not related to the rest of the X1000 Series GPUs due to being based on the R300 architecture and not on the R500. Its performance is relatively limited - even for DirectX 9 based games. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
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