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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 6200 TurboCache GeForce FX 5500
Cyberpunk 2077 20079% 15170%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18355% 13866%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 17757% 13414%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 17757% 13414%
FIFA 21 10079% 7603%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 16329% 12332%
Genshin Impact 20079% 15170%
Grand Theft Auto VI 28293% 21386%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 28829% 21792%
Watch Dogs Legion 19364% 14630%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache.

The GeForce 6200 TurboCache was released less than a year after the GeForce FX 5500, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce FX 5500 has 128 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6200 TurboCache, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce FX 5500 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce FX 5500 has 0.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6200 TurboCache, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce FX 5500 is marginally better than the GeForce 6200 TurboCache.

The GeForce 6200 TurboCache has 7 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce FX 5500 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6200 TurboCache is 2 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce FX 5500 is 1. The GeForce 6200 TurboCache having 1 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce FX 5500 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs270 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2005vs01 Mar 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed350 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth2.8GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units7vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs2.0
Open GL1.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA GeForce 6500 and 6200 graphics processing units (GPUs) featuring NVIDIA TurboCache technology take full advantage of the PCI Express bus to deliver the turbocharged system performance you need to play all the hottest games and applications. The top-to-bottom family of NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs provide both high-performance gaming for enthusiasts and best-in-class features for mainstream users. Whether you're a bleeding-edge gamer who desires the most advanced gaming technology available, or a PC user in search of the perfect combination of power, performance, and value--GeForce FX solutions deliver.
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