Today marks the launch of a revolutionary technology for video cards from NVIDIA, announcing their new "Turbocache" technology which has so far been implemented on their budget focused 6200 GPU, however this new breed of 6200 GPU's is also of a smaller die, say hello to NV44!
Their very interesting TurboCache technology allows video cards to use more actual system memory and in turn less memory on the card itself for producing optimal low-end performance. Obviously this means lower costs involved as well, but just how beneficial is it to performance over non TurboCache versions? Thats where the links below would be of interest to you no doubt, as hardware sites around the globe get the chance to testdrive the new TurboCache NV44 offerings :-
NVIDIA's official announcement can be read over in their press room, along with a seperate announcement listing in excess of 70 partners to have already signed up for production of the new TurboCache 6200 GPU's.
SANTA CLARA, CA-DECEMBER 15, 2004-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today introduced the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6200 graphics processing unit (GPU) with TurboCache™ technology.
NVIDIA TurboCache is a new, patented hardware and software technology, which allows a GPU to render directly to system memory, instead of using local memory on the graphics card. NVIDIA TurboCache technology lowers on-board memory requirements, enabling system builders to deliver PCs with more feature-rich GPUs and offer their customers better graphics performance and advanced capabilities previously unattainable at value prices.