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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 300 GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 4550% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4153% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4015% 4155%
FIFA 21 2246% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4015% 4155%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 6567% 6794%
Watch Dogs Legion 4386% 4538%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 4303% 4453%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6443% 6666%
Genshin Impact 4550% 4709%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro NVS 300 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT.

The Quadro NVS 300 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6600 GT, and so the Quadro NVS 300 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 Quadro NVS 300 has 384 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6600 GT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 2.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro NVS 300, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is marginally better than the Quadro NVS 300.

The Quadro NVS 300 has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 300 is 22 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The Quadro NVS 300 having 16 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6600 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Quadro NVS 300 requires 18 Watts to run and the GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Quadro NVS 300. The GeForce 6600 GT requires 30 Watts more than the Quadro NVS 300 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 Quadro NVS 300.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed589 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGT218NV43
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed790 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.6GB/secvs15.2GB/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 Units16vs11
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections2vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Wattsvs48 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9.0c
Shader Model4.1vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA® NVS™ 300 high resolution, multi-display business graphics solution, designed for small and standard form factor systems, delivers reliable hardware and software for a stable business environment. Tested on leading business applications, NVS 300 is capable of driving two VGA, single link DVI, DisplayPort or HDMI displays. With NVIDIA Mosaic™ and NVIDIA nView® technologies built in, you can span and efficiently manage your entire Windows desktop across multiple displays. 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 it’s meant to be played.
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