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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 3 GeForce 6150 SE 256MB
Cyberpunk 2077 6248% 22057%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5706% 20165%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5518% 19508%
Hitman 3 8158% 28724%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8833% 31076%
FIFA 21 3102% 11076%
Far Cry 6 9085% 31959%
Genshin Impact 6248% 22057%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9001% 31665%
Watch Dogs Legion 6024% 21273%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 3 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE 256MB.

The 6150 SE was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 3, and so the 6150 SE is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 3 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 6150 SE has 192 MB more video memory than the GeForce 3, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 3 has 3.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 6150 SE, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 3 is marginally better than the 6150 SE.

The GeForce 3 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6150 SE 256MB has 2. 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs425 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV20MCP61
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date27 Feb 2001vs01 Jun 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed230 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth3.7GB/secvs-
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 Units4vs2
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)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs9.0c
Shader Model1.1vs3.0
Open GL1.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 3 is a very old GPU part of the GeForce 3 Series released by NVIDIA in 2001.
It only supports DirectX up to 8.1 so even DirectX 9 games are most likely unplayable.
That being said, the 64MB video memory and very low core clock doom its performance from the start. Therefore, almost all today's games are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
The NVIDIA GeForce 6500, 6200, 6150 and 6100 GPUs feature a revolutionary design that delivers best-in-class performance on today's hottest games and applications. The only GPUs in their class to support Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, these GPUs power the latest effects without compromising performance. Further, these GPUs include NVIDIA PureVideo to deliver crisp, vibrant video to the PC.
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