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At Tigerdirect I was looking for graphics cards when I noticed this.

Most of the 128MB graphics cards are more expensive than the 256MB ones.




The 256MB is all around the better choice, what's the problem here?

And I also found a 512MB Geforce that was cheaper than a 128 or 256.... wtf?

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The 6200 is the WORST deal you can get.

Consider THESE if you think the 6200 is so 'great':

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133143 - PNY GeForce FX 5700

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133129 - PNY GeForce 6600 GT - for $99 (PCI-Express)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814145107 - CHAINTECH GeForce 6600 GT - for $149 (AGP)

Admit it. AGP is extinct. So be it.

One thing to add on: Just because the card has 256 MB of RAM, you must consider that the SPEED of the RAM AND/OR the GPU core *may* be slower.

Ex: a GeForce 6600NU has 256 MB of RAM (usually), BUT it has DDR1 RAM. A GeFroce 6600 GT uses GDDR3 RAM, even though it has LESS (128 MB). I would still go with the GDDR3 one, just because its faster.

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