"The target market for the 6200 products are the "well at least it's not integrated graphics" crowd. For them, we can recommend the standard 6200 without reservation. At around $110 for the 128MB version, it beats the pants off of any integrated solution and most other cheap cards, and can definitely let you play the latest games."
"I don't know of a card that can beat it at a price-point of $70 for value and performance."
"In the 70 dollar price range, there are absolutely no PCI-E video cards that can touch the 6200 TC."
"....then only one conclusion is possible: for the low-budget segment the GeForce 6200 is the only valid choice. We reward budget-products with an excellent price/performance ratio with a Hardware.Info Bronze award, the nVidia GeForce 6200 TC absolutely deserves this award."
"Not everyone has a bottomless wallet. If you are a gamer on the budget, there isn't much of a better choice than the XpertVision GeForce 6200. It's fast, it's cheap, it supports DX9.0 and Pixel-Shader model 3.0."
"...for $99 it doesn't get much better than this. "
"Palit's GeForce 6200TC proves that TurboCache technology can deliver good performance on the PCI Express bus, while if you need an AGP card Sparkle's GeForce 6600 confirms NVIDIA's dominance of the low to mid-range graphics market...the Palit GeForce 6200 TurboCache is a bargain."
"The Chaintech GeForce 6200 TurboCache is the most budget and good performance that suitable for the low end users. The performance of the GeForce 6200 TurboCache is perform very well in all the benchmarking compare to the ATI X300. This Chaintech GeForce 6200 TurboCache was the most value and affordable price for the low end users."
"On a technical level, we really like the TurboCache. The design solves price/performance problems that have been around quite a while. Making some real use of the bandwidth offered by the PCI Express bus is a promising move that we didn't expect to see happen this early on or in this fashion"
"NVIDIA's new GeForce 6200 with TurboCache succeeds on a couple of different levels. First, it brings the very same feature set found on the flagship GeForce 6800 Ultra down to a very affordable price point. The GeForce 6200 with TurboCache is also a very power efficient design that surpasses the capabilities of virtually all integrated graphics processors."
"NVIDIA deserves some praise for the GeForce 6200 GPU independent of the caching scheme. This graphics chip offers near-feature-parity with NVIDIA's high-end GPUs, and it brings an amazing feature set to the sub-$100 portion of the graphics market, including Shader Model 3.0 and three real vertex shader engines. T The fact that this thing runs Doom 3 at over 70 frames per second in High Quality mode at 640x480 impresses the heck out of me."
"For now the GeForce 6200 TurboCache looks like it will take the entry-level market by storm as what it brings to the table; such as PureVideo and most of the GeForce 6-series features combined with solid performance are definitely a first for this market segment."
"There's no doubt that in typical usage situations, however, the 6200 TC puts in a spectacular bang-per-buck ratio.
This card is important for more than just gamers. Performance is good, but what is interesting about the card is that the small amount of on-board memory makes it cheap, and will mean that it will ship in systems that would not have carried 3D technology before. With Windows Longhorn approaching - and requiring a 3D card - many corporations are looking to future proof their office machines with 3D cards, and this will be a low-cost opportunity for them to do so. This is a whole new market for NVIDIA and ATI to sell into, and it will sure as heck be a lucrative one."
"In summary, the 6200 series is important for a couple of reasons – first product out of the gate with true PCI-E and Shader Model 3.0 support. With the list of games coming out we feel SM3.0 will be an important check-mark in 2005 and beyond."
"At their price points, the 32MB version sits proud and it's well worth a look if you've no more than about £60 to drop on a discrete graphics card."
"If you're in the market for a new PC and need to keep the price under $500 dollars, make sure it does not have what we refer to as "ghetto graphics" (integrated) and the very least one of the new 6200's."