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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 2457% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2238% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2162% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 2366% 3275%
Godfall 4052% 5581%
FIFA 21 1190% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2162% 2996%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3497% 4823%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3565% 4915%
Genshin Impact 2457% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The X1600 Pro was released less than a year after the GeForce 6800 XT, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The X1600 Pro has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 XT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the X1600 Pro also has superior memory performance overall.

The X1600 Pro has 1.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 XT, which means that the memory performance of the X1600 Pro is marginally better than the GeForce 6800 XT.

Both the Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB and the GeForce 6800 XT have 12 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.

The Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB requires 41 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the X1600 Pro.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV530NV40/NV41
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2005vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed390 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth12.5GB/secvs11.2GB/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 Units12vs12
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)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power41 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX9vs9.0c
Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon X1600 PRO 512MB is a middle-class GPU based on the 90nm variant of the R500 architecture.
It's based on the RV530 Core and offers 12 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 500MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 390MHz.
It's therefore a further clocked Radeon X1300 XT, equipped with GDDR3, with a 512MB frame buffer, which might prove useful in some of today's modern games, and support for crossfire. It's significantly faster than its predecessors and so some of today's games might be playable at medium settings although the low preset will have to be used on most. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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