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DSC
02-02-05, 11:01 AM
Hi folks, need your opinions on this.

I'm saving up for a new PCI-Express rig later this year, so I don't wish to spend too much on a new video card, but I want a 6 series card for its features. My choice atm is 6200 AGP, with the alternate choice being the 6600 AGP. Yes, I know the 6600GT($199) is the true successor to the Ti4200 and it costs only $50 more in the US over the 6600($149), but here $50 more is a good 200 more in local currency.

Now I know most people would think this is a downgrade, but it isn't so. 6200 AGP has a lot of shader power being a 6 series core and easily puts the 5200 to shame in both DX8/9 gaming.

Ok, now you can give me your opinions on this. :D

msxyz
02-02-05, 11:27 AM
6200 has 300MHz core and 4nS RAM, right ? I'm afraid you wouldn't notice any speed difference unless you're using some AA/AF. Remember, also, that 6200s have the intellisample feature disabled so the impact of AA/AF may be greater.

And since nowadays all the games use trilinear filtering, the dual texture units per pipeline of the GeForce4 can speed up the filtering process or any other multitexturing operation while the series 6 has to do a loopback. This isn't a big issue on cards with 12 or 16 pipelines where their sheer number grants greater flexibility but it means a sure tradeoff on cards with only 4 pipelines. Radeons 9600 (another example of a 4x1 card) compensate this by running at a much higher core frequency.

Last, the GeForce4 may be limited to shader model 1.3 but it has the same amount of pixel shading units as a 6200 (four)

I'm sorry if I hit too hard but I don't think it would be a good move. A 6600 non-GT while being a little more expensive is a much better card.

Cota
02-02-05, 05:40 PM
I'm not sure the 6200AGP is available yet, anyway the 6600 is a much better choice. IMO the 6600GT is worth the extra $50

MustangSVT
02-02-05, 06:31 PM
First, I didn't know a 6200 AGP was out. Second, I wouldn't even bother to do a Ti4200 to 6200.. Just forget about it. The only card worth upgrading to is either 9800 Pro or 6600 GT.

ViN86
02-02-05, 06:32 PM
id just save the money for the PCI-E card :cool:

latinmike
02-09-05, 11:40 PM
Hi folks, need your opinions on this.

I'm saving up for a new PCI-Express rig later this year, so I don't wish to spend too much on a new video card, but I want a 6 series card for its features. My choice atm is 6200 AGP, with the alternate choice being the 6600 AGP. Yes, I know the 6600GT($199) is the true successor to the Ti4200 and it costs only $50 more in the US over the 6600($149), but here $50 more is a good 200 more in local currency.

Now I know most people would think this is a downgrade, but it isn't so. 6200 AGP has a lot of shader power being a 6 series core and easily puts the 5200 to shame in both DX8/9 gaming.

Ok, now you can give me your opinions on this. :D
you need to read this article before you buy.
http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20050208/index.html
:cool:

ragejg
02-10-05, 01:13 AM
Latinmike are you spamming?

john19055
02-10-05, 08:04 AM
The card I would get would be a AGP card I would get if I was you would be a 6600GT and the very least a plain 6600 agp,I know the 6600GT is a little higher but in most casess it is faster than a 9800pro and you would be able to play most games ,Getting a 62000 I think you would just be real dissapointed unless games are no corcern.

TeaEtchSee
02-10-05, 09:28 AM
im gettin a 6200 agp for my brothers computer.

he only uses the computer for:

college
War Craft 3
yahoo pool
music
pornos

6200 agp isnt a bad idea if your not a heavy gamer. Plus u get some benefits of having SM3 and all the good stuff.

InqWoN1776
02-10-05, 10:19 AM
You can buy a 6600gt for $184 or a 6600 for $114 at Newegg.com but that's in the us. Have you tried any etail sites that are based where you're located?

Gentle
02-10-05, 02:26 PM
Also, the 6200 (*NOT THE 6200TC VERSION*) in some cases can be unlocked for almost 6600 performance. You would never get 6600GT performance, but close to the 6600's.

Gentle

Treason
02-10-05, 02:40 PM
I'm not sure the 6200AGP is available yet,

The 6200 AGP is slated at an official price of $169 according to PNY. If you can get the 6600 AGP right now at $149, grab it.

Marcos
02-11-05, 02:32 PM
im gettin a 6200 agp for my brothers computer.

he only uses the computer for:

college
War Craft 3
yahoo pool
music
pornos

6200 agp isnt a bad idea if your not a heavy gamer. Plus u get some benefits of having SM3 and all the good stuff.

warcraft III runs good on a rage128 pro and a 500mhz celeron...

latinmike
02-12-05, 01:12 AM
Latinmike are you spamming?
what do you mean by that? :cool: and if it,s a bad thing NO JUST WANT TO INFORM MY FRIENDS of things that I think that they should know that,s the resaon for forums like this HELLO :cool:

latinmike
02-12-05, 01:18 AM
being inforumed is a good thing HELLO :rolleyes: :cool: