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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition GeForce 6600 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 3129% 4709%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2853% 4298%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2757% 4155%
FIFA 21 1529% 2326%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2757% 4155%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4529% 6794%
Watch Dogs Legion 3014% 4538%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2957% 4453%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4443% 6666%
Genshin Impact 3129% 4709%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT.

The 8500 GT was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6600 GT, and so the 8500 GT is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6600 GT.

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 8500 GT has 896 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6600 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 6600 GT has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 6600 GT has 2.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 8500 GT, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is marginally better than the 8500 GT.

The GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6600 GT has 11. However, the actual shader performance of the 8500 GT is 18 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 GT is 6. The 8500 GT having 12 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 8500 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6600 GT.

The GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce 6600 GT requires 48 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8500 GT. The GeForce 6600 GT requires 18 Watts more than the 8500 GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 6600 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 8500 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed460 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G86NV43
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 May 2007vs01 Nov 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs475 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs15.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs11
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs48 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce 8500 GT. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The new features include a small OC on the core-clock that went from 450MHz to 460MHz. The video memory size was increased to 1GB but that may prove useless, since high video memory usages results from gaming at extreme resolutions and using techniques like AA, MSAA. Due to its architecture limitations (in the core G86) GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition is not powerful enough to process that much information.
The performance boost is very reduced and so Very Demanding games will require very reduced settings while modern, demanding games will run fluently from low to medium settings.
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