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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce FX 5600 Ultra Radeon 9250
Halo: Reach 1511% 2963%
Cyberpunk 2077 6867% 13143%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4971% 9540%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 3028% 5846%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4971% 9540%
Doom Eternal 4260% 8188%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6867% 13143%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7649% 14630%
FIFA 20 2601% 5035%
Need For Speed Heat 4971% 9540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce FX 5600 Ultra are significantly better than the AMD Radeon 9250.

The Radeon 9250 was released less than a year after the FX 5600, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 FX 5600 Ultra and the Radeon 9250 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FX 5600 has 2.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9250, which means that the memory performance of the FX 5600 is marginally better than the Radeon 9250.

Both the GeForce FX 5600 Ultra and the Radeon 9250 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 Speed350 MHzvs240 MHz
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ArchitectureNV31RV280
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Mar 2003vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed350 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth5.6GB/secvs3.2GB/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 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)2048x1536vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0bvs8.1
Shader Model2.0vs1.4
Open GL1.5vs1.4
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe top-to-bottom family of NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs provide both high-performance gaming for enthusiasts and best-in-class features for mainstream users. Whether you're a bleeding-edge gamer who desires the most advanced gaming technology available, or a PC user in search of the perfect combination of power, performance, and value--GeForce FX solutions deliver. The Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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