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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6150 SE nForce 430 GeForce 6500
Cyberpunk 2077 21221% 18425%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 19400% 16843%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 18768% 16293%
Watch Dogs Legion 20466% 17769%
Godfall 34523% 29982%
FIFA 21 10655% 9244%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18768% 16293%
Grand Theft Auto VI 29900% 25966%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 30466% 26457%
Genshin Impact 21221% 18425%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6500 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE nForce 430.

The 6150 SE was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6500, and so the 6150 SE is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6500.

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 6150 SE nForce 430 and the GeForce 6500 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce 6500 has 5.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 6150 SE, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6500 is marginally better than the 6150 SE.

The GeForce 6150 SE nForce 430 has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6500 has 4. 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 Speed425 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureMCP61NV44
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2006vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs333 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs5.3GB/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 Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

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

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GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs9.0c
Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThis GPU is the same as
GeForce 6150 SE / nForce 430 is an integrated GPU (GeForce 6150 SE, in this case) in a NVIDIA motherboard (nForce 430, in this case).
The fact it shares system RAM (up to 256 MB), the low core-clock frequency and a few more factors, lead to a very poor performance, not recommended for today's games.
Therefore, only old games can be played at high settings with decent FPS while today's demanding games are unplayable.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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