Benchmarks & Comparisons With Half-Life 2 & Conclusion
Half-Life 2 really is a dream come true in a performance sense. Not only does the game have amazing visuals, it doesn't murder your hardware to get the job done. While integrated graphics really isn't an option, the Leadtek PX6200 put up a fine showing, even offering playability at 1024x768. Like Doom 3, the game seemed pretty smooth, even with a lot of action. Surely, the Leadtek card will have no trouble with Half-Life 2 on a decent system.
When we first got a glimpse of NVIDIA's TurboCache line, we were impressed. They went back to the drawing board to devise a new, efficient and economical way to improve value-class graphics, while bringing reasonable performance to the masses. By balancing memory allocation between onboard memory and system memory, users had a new option when considering upgrading integrated graphics with a value class add-in. Thanks to the high bandwidth capabilities of PCI-Express, OEMs have a lot more room to get creative, and TurboCache is a product of that creativity.
Throughout our testing of the Leadtek PX6200 TC TDH 256MB PCI Express video card, its virtues over integrated graphics were obvious and significant. For a minor cash outlay, those on a budget can consider a nominal upgrade that will improve overall system performance while giving that user the option of a little casual gaming along the way. Overall, not a bad solution for those not too serious about gaming but don't want to be left out completely.
In the end, we were pretty impressed with the Leadtek PX6200 TC TDH 256MB card. Leadtek brought a simple, yet capable graphics solution to the mix and offered up a decent retail package as well. Selling in retail channels for around $69-75, the Leadtek PX6200 TC TDH 256MB can bring the average user better performance at a very reasonable price point.
We Give the Leadtek PX6200 TC TDH 256MB Video Card a Hot Hardware Heat Meter Rating of a...