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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 3 GeForce 6200 TurboCache
Cyberpunk 2077 6248% 20079%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5706% 18355%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5518% 17757%
FIFA 21 3102% 10079%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5518% 17757%
Watch Dogs Legion 6024% 19364%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9001% 28829%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5911% 19007%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8833% 28293%
Genshin Impact 6248% 20079%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 3 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache.

The GeForce 6200 TurboCache was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 3, and so the GeForce 6200 TurboCache is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 3 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 6200 TurboCache has 64 MB more video memory than the GeForce 3, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 3 has 0.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6200 TurboCache, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 3 is marginally better than the GeForce 6200 TurboCache.

The GeForce 3 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6200 TurboCache has 7. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 3 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6200 TurboCache is 2. The GeForce 6200 TurboCache having 1 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 3 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV20NV44
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date27 Feb 2001vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed230 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth3.7GB/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 Units4vs7
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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Texture Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

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

DirectX8.1vs9.0c
Shader Model1.1vs3.0
Open GL1.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 3 is a very old GPU part of the GeForce 3 Series released by NVIDIA in 2001.
It only supports DirectX up to 8.1 so even DirectX 9 games are most likely unplayable.
That being said, the 64MB video memory and very low core clock doom its performance from the start. Therefore, almost all today's games are unplayable, even at the lowest 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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