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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 3 GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 6248% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5706% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5518% 4155%
Watch Dogs Legion 6024% 4538%
FIFA 21 3102% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5518% 4155%
Godfall 10209% 7709%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8833% 6666%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9001% 6794%
Genshin Impact 6248% 4709%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 3.

The GeForce 6600 GT was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 3, and so the GeForce 6600 GT is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 3 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 GeForce 6600 GT has 64 MB more video memory than the GeForce 3, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6600 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 11.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 3, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is slightly better than the GeForce 3.

The GeForce 3 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 3 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The GeForce 6600 GT having 5 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 6600 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 3.

The GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 3.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs500 MHz
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ArchitectureNV20NV43
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date27 Feb 2001vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed230 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth3.7GB/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 Units4vs11
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-48 Watts
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GPU Features

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

Mini ReviewGeForce 3 is a very old GPU part of the GeForce 3 Series released by NVIDIA in 2001.
It only supports DirectX up to 8.1 so even DirectX 9 games are most likely unplayable.
That being said, the 64MB video memory and very low core clock doom its performance from the start. Therefore, almost all today's games are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
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 itís meant to be played.
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