How will a GeForce 6200 (256) hold up?

Ok, First things first. My system is a Dell, 2.4GHz Pentium IV with 512 RAM and an AGP slot for video cards. I customized and bought it almost 3 years ago. I originally had a GeForce4 Ti4600 128 graphics card put in which at the time went for about $400. This past month the card died.

I didn't feel like spending another 300-400 bucks on another card but wanted something recent. I have purchased a GeForce 6200 256MB. Spent $150 on it. So far it seems to work OK, but have only tested it on Call of Duty and Tiger Woods 2004. I am going to be looking to play some more recent games, and looking at the hardware charts, there doesn't seem to be alot of info on the 6200. I do realize now however that the 256MB is probably more a gimmick to fool me into believing the card is a little more powerful than it really is.

Will this card hold up, or is it worth trading it back in and spending an extra $50 on a GeForce 6800. (Circuit City is currently offering a $100 rebate on a plain 6800 (128) AGP which brings it from $299 to $199). Thanks for any help.
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  1. How well will it hold up? Not so good.

    Your 6200 is on par with the old 9600's, pretty much. Next gen stuff will eat it alive.

    If you can get a 6800 for $50 more, go for it.

    <b>Geforce <font color=red>6800 Ultra</b></font color=red>
    <b>AthlonXP <font color=red>~3300+</b></font color=red> <i>(Barton 2500+ o/c 412 FSB @ 2266 Mhz)</i>
    <b>3dMark05: <font color=red>5,275</b>
  2. Thanks for the response. Yeah I can't really justify to my wife the $ for a 6800GT or Ultra, but a plain old 6800 for just $50 more is probably the best I can do right now.
  3. While I'm at it. Here's another softball question some of you may be able to help me out with. For an AGP slot, what's the difference between DDR and GDDR3? Does GDDR3 require a totally different slot?

    <font color=green> Intel_Pentium_4 </font color=green> (2.4GHz)
    <font color=orange>eGeForce 6800</font color=orange>
  4. Thats the memory ON the video card, has nothing to do with the mother board or the connector or the whatever...its a different implementation on the video card.

    GDDR3 will be able to run at much faster speed than plain DDR. It will also use less current.

    Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
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