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NVIDIA GeForce 6500

Graphics Processor
NV44 A2
Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
3
TMUs
4
ROPs
2
Memory Size
128 MB
Memory Type
DDR2
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce 6500 was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in October 2005. Built on the 110 nm process, and based on the NV44 A2 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. The NV44 A2 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 110 mm² and 75 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 3 vertex shaders, 4 texture mapping units and 2 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). NVIDIA has placed 128 MB DDR2 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 400 MHz, memory is running at 266 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce 6500 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV44 A2
Architecture
Curie
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
110 nm
Transistors
75 million
Die Size
110 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Oct 1st, 2005
Generation
GeForce 6 PCIe
(6500)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
400 MHz
Memory Clock
266 MHz
532 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
128 MB
Memory Type
DDR2
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
8.512 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
3
TMUs
4
ROPs
2

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
800.0 MPixel/s
Vertex Rate
300.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
1.600 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
unknown
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video

Graphics Features

DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
OpenGL
2.1
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Shader Model
3.0