XFX GeForce 6200TC

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Test System and 3DMark05


HotHardware's Test System
Not all are created equal...

Socket T - Pentium 4 (3.4GHz)

Intel D915GUX motherboard
I915G Chipset
Kingston HyperX PC-5400 DDR2 – 1GB(2x512MB)
XFX GeForce 6200 TurboCache supporting 128MB

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Sapphire Radeon X300 128MB
On-Board 10/100/1000 Ethernet
On-Board Audio
WD 120GB 7200rpm PATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA ForceWare 77.77
ATI Catalyst 5.8
Windows XP Pro SP2

Performance Comparisons With 3DMark05
Futuremark's Latest - The Jury is Still Out...

3DMark05 is the latest installment in a long line of synthetic 3D graphics benchmarks, dating back to late 1998.  3DMark99 came out in October of 1998 and was followed by the very popular DirectX 7 benchmark, 3DMark2000, roughly two years later.  The DirectX 8.1-compliant 3DMark2001 was released shortly thereafter, and it too was a very popular tool used by many hardcore gamers.  3DMark05 is a fairly advanced DirectX 9 benchmarking tool.  We ran 3DMark05's default test (1,024 x 768) on all of the cards we tested and have the overall results for you posted below...

After looking at the scores from 3DMark05, we realize that nobody armed with any of these cards is going to be setting any records any time soon. However, we should note that these sub $100 cards are all handling a full array of DX9 tests without issue. Compared with the lowly Intel IGP, they are heads and shoulders above it in terms of performance. It's interesting to see that although the Radeon X300 with 128MB of memory soldered on the board has a distinct advantage over the GeForce 6200TC model, the XFX card is keeping surprisingly close despite using a significant amount of system memory. When overclocked, the gap is further reduced to a point that would be tough to discern in gameplay. This notion is put to the test on the following pages with a few real life benchmarks of actual gameplay.

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