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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6600 LE FireGL V3100
Red Dead Redemption 2 9204% 8392%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9204% 8392%
Cyberpunk 2077 12683% 11567%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 4161% 3789%
Need For Speed Heat 9204% 8392%
The Outer Worlds 7639% 6963%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12683% 11567%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 8596% 7837%
Borderlands 3 9726% 8868%
FIFA 20 4857% 4424%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireGL V3100 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6600 LE.

The FireGL V3100 was released less than a year after the GeForce 6600 LE, 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 6600 LE has 128 MB more video memory than the FireGL V3100, 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 memory bandwidth of the GeForce 6600 LE and the FireGL V3100 are the same, which means the GeForce 6600 LE and the FireGL V3100 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce 6600 LE has 7 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL V3100 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6600 LE is 2 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL V3100 is 1. The GeForce 6600 LE having 1 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the FireGL V3100 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL V3100, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GeForce 6600 LE.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Jan 2004vs01 Jun 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/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 Units7vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU-300 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs2.0
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 FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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