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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 2600 Pro GeForce FX 5200
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 2327% 22122%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2546% 24122%
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 2327% 22122%
FIFA 19 1283% 12567%
Assassins Creed: Odyssey 2279% 21678%
Forza Horizon 4 2060% 19678%
Battlefield V 2400% 22789%
Monster Hunter World 2308% 21944%
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 1283% 12567%
NBA 2K19 1162% 11456%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce FX 5200.

The HD 2600 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce FX 5200, and so the HD 2600 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce FX 5200 when running the latest games.

The HD 2600 has 128 MB more video memory than the GeForce FX 5200, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 2600 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 2600 has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce FX 5200, which means that the memory performance of the HD 2600 is slightly better than the GeForce FX 5200.

The Radeon HD 2600 Pro has 120 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce FX 5200 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 2600 is 72 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce FX 5200 is 1. The HD 2600 having 71 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 2600 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce FX 5200.

The Radeon HD 2600 Pro requires 35 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce FX 5200. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 2600.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs250 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date28 Jun 2007vs01 Mar 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units120vs4
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL3.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 2600 Pro is a middle-class GPU based on the 65nm variant of the second unified shader architecture, R600.
It's based on the RV630 Core and offers 120 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs a 128-bit memory interface of standard DDR2. The central unit runs at 600MHz and the memory clock runs at up to 500MHz.
Its performance is, overall, below the average and so today's games are only playable at unattractive resolutions and using low (on some) or medium (maybe) presets and DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
The GeForce™ FX 5200 and GeForce PCX 5300 GPUs deliver best-in class performance and features at a great price. With a GeForce FX or PCX mainstream GPU inside your PC, you can experience cinematic-quality effects, studio-quality color, and the industry-leading performance and rock-solid driver stability you expect from NVIDIA. The only DirectX 9 compatible GPUs in their class, the GeForce FX 5200 and GeForce PCX 5300 models are engineered for compatibility with the latest gaming and multimedia software.
Recommended CPUAMD Athlon XP 2900+
AMD Sempron 3200+
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Intel Pentium 4 3.40GHz
AMD Sempron 3300+
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTS 450 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTS 450 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Edition
Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte OC Edition
GeForce 9800 GX2
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