Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

You expect NVIDIA to lead in Far Cry, and ATI to lead in Half Life 2, mirroring the optimizations for both games. However, the mainstream 6100 is close enough in Half Life 2 to ATI to expect that the 6150 might actually catch or pass the ATI RS480. In every other game, the NVIDIA 6100 is the clear winner, and the 6150 should do even better. NVIDIA has won this round, but we can't help but think what a difference 4 pixel pipelines would have made.

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  • erwos - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    I'd also like to see some comparison of the 6150 to the 64-bit, 128mb DDR Sideport (dedicated RAM) variant of the Xpress 200. From what I've seen here, it would appear to be faster than the 6100 (about 100 3dMarks faster), but I've got no idea about the 6150. Judging from clockspeed alone, my guess is that they'd be running neck and neck.

  • Calin - Monday, September 26, 2005 - link

    I'd like too - but let's just make tests only with the boards that will (hopefully) be easy to find and at a lower price point. I don't think XPress200 plus DDR Sideport would be cheaper than a normal board and cheap video card, and I'm sure their availability won't be too great either.

    Anyway, those 6150 - I want one :p
  • MercenaryForHire - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    I'm impressed on that point alone.

    The performance is pretty impressive for a chip with no local framebuffer as well - I'd like to see a review of a Hardcore Budget Build with this and a 939 Sempron when they become available. :)

    - M4H

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