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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6600 LE Intel 945GM Express Family
Red Dead Redemption 2 9204% 9045%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9204% 9045%
Cyberpunk 2077 12683% 12464%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 4161% 4088%
Need For Speed Heat 9204% 9045%
The Outer Worlds 7639% 7507%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12683% 12464%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 8596% 8447%
Borderlands 3 9726% 9558%
FIFA 20 4857% 4772%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel 945GM Express Family are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 LE.

The 945GM Express Family was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6600 LE, and so the 945GM Express Family is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6600 LE.

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 LE has 128 MB more video memory than the 945GM Express Family, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6600 LE also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6600 LE has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 945GM Express Family, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6600 LE is marginally better than the 945GM Express Family.

The GeForce 6600 LE has 7 Shader Processing Units but the 945GM Express Family does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs224 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Jan 2004vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed200 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDRvs-
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units7vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs1600x1200
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewSupercharge 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.The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, or GMA, is Intel's current line of integrated graphics processors built into various motherboard chipsets.
These integrated graphics products allow a computer to be built without a separate graphics card, which can reduce cost, power consumption and noise. They are commonly found on low-priced notebook and desktop computers as well as business computers, which do not need high levels of graphics capability. 90% of all PCs sold have integrated graphics. They rely on the computer's main memory for storage, which imposes a performance penalty, as both the CPU and GPU have to access memory over the same bus.
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