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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 MX 420 GeForce 6200 TurboCache
Cyberpunk 2077 16766% 20079%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15325% 18355%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 14825% 17757%
FIFA 21 8407% 10079%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14825% 17757%
Watch Dogs Legion 16169% 19364%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 24079% 28829%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 15870% 19007%
Grand Theft Auto VI 23631% 28293%
Genshin Impact 16766% 20079%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache.

The GeForce 6200 TurboCache was released over a year more recently than the GeForce4 MX 420, and so the GeForce 6200 TurboCache is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce4 MX 420.

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 6200 TurboCache has 64 MB more video memory than the GeForce4 MX 420, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6200 TurboCache also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6200 TurboCache has 1.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce4 MX 420, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6200 TurboCache is marginally better than the GeForce4 MX 420.

The GeForce4 MX 420 has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6200 TurboCache has 7. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce4 MX 420 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6200 TurboCache is 2. The GeForce 6200 TurboCache having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 6200 TurboCache delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce4 MX 420.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed250 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17NV44
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed166 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth1.3GB/secvs2.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs7
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX7vs9.0c
Shader Model-vs3.0
Open GL1.2vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 MX 420 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 7 or less and with a max memory of 64MB, it can't play today's games.
Even old games from 2003 will require reduced settings.
The 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.
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