I own a ATI Radeon 9800 PRO (128MB) (AGP) but the problem is that it does not support Shader model 3.0. Now, I read that the Nvidia Geforce 6200 (256MB) (AGP) supports Shader Model 3.0. Can I invest in buying it, will it be better than the 9800 I have now? I'm going to upgrade my PC shortly, till then I was wondering to try the 6200. Please advice!
I have to agree that the 9800 pro is a better cared than the 6200. If you did buy the 6200 its like going backwards. I think waiting till you get an upgrade is best as well ( I am also assumming by upgrade you mean new board and processor).
Thanksss a ton...I was about to get the 6200! Now i'll just wait till I get the newer mobo and the processor. Sadly though I cant play my brand new copy of Splinter Cell Double Agent with the Radeon 9800 PRO because of the Shader Model 3.0 support problems! Thought the 6200 would run it!!!! Btw, will for the time being, upgrading to this new version driver (Catalyst 7.9.1) (in the website below) help me to atleast play 'Scarface: The World Is Yours'?
I own the 256MB Geforce 6200 and it is an extremely good card."
not saying its not a good card ,saying whats the point buying a card tht is less powerful than the current his current one//albight no sm3 for one game he,s got//think the only other game is bioshock but there,s an sm,2 patch for it it makes no sense to buy it if he,s going to upgrade. a card in the same price bracket in pci_e form will be far more powerful
by the way if he was wanting another agp with same or more power than his current 9800card and supporting sm,3 an ati 1600.1650 or 7600 would be wiser not the 2 less powerful cards you chipped in with
6600le is a joke nvidia cruely played on people it effectivly a 6200 128bit before 6200 started using the 128 bit interface
i had a 6500 up until last year. It was a pretty good card, it was basically a 6200 with higher clock rates. But its not really an upgrade from a 9800, if all you can get is AGP invest in a 7800gtx. "I own the 256MB Geforce 6200 and it is an extremely good card.
It scores 3.9 on Windows Vista Experience Index aswell and runs Aero comfortably" Well thats weird, because i have a geforce 7600GS and it only scores 3.9, and in terms of spec the 7600gs is much better than the 6200. Are you sure its not 2.9?.