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NVIDIA GeForce 6500

NVIDIA GeForce 6500 Image NVIDIA NV44 A2 Image
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 333 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 PCIe 1.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

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

Graphics Card

Released: Oct 1st, 2005
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 400 MHz
Memory Clock: 333 MHz
666 MHz effective


Memory Size: 128 MB
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 10.66 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 3
TMUs: 4
ROPs: 2
Pixel Rate: 800 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
OpenGL: 2.1
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 3.0


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