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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 Ti 4200 GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 5439% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4966% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4802% 16293%
FIFA 21 2694% 9244%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4802% 16293%
Watch Dogs Legion 5243% 17769%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 7841% 26457%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5145% 17441%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7694% 25966%
Genshin Impact 5439% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6500.

The GeForce 6500 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce4 Ti 4200, 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 GeForce4 Ti 4200.

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 GeForce4 Ti 4200, 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 3.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce4 Ti 4200, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the GeForce4 Ti 4200.

Both the GeForce4 Ti 4200 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 Speed250 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV25NV44
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date16 Apr 2002vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed222 MHzvs333 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth1.8GB/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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Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs9.0c
Shader Model1.3vs3.0
Open GL1.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 Ti 4200 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 8.1 or less and with a max memory of 128 MB, it can't play today's games.
Still, games before 2004 should be fully playable at max settings.
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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