A new entry-level card has entered NVIDIA's GeForce7 series today, the 7100GS. Amongst the specs and other relevant details, HKEPC also report that this actually makes use of the ole' NV44 core (which was used for NVIDIA's previous GeForce 6200 TurboCache variants).
For full details, check out HKEPC's coverage on it here folks.
NVIDIA on today launched a new member of Geforce 7 family - Geforce 7100GS. As the harsh requirement for GPU in the upcoming Windows Vista has pushed users to have no choice but upgrading its graphic power to award Vista Premium. nVidia is to reborn TurboCache in Geforce 7 family, providing a Vista ready solution at a lowest cost.
TurboCache is an old technology which has been introduced in Geforce 6 family, Geforce 6200 TurboCache, code name NV44, for sample. By the use of PCI-Express x16 bandwidth, the GPU can share some of the system memory, reducing the size of memory equipped in the card and hence its cost. It was a great idea, yet PCI-E was not common at that time and there was not crying need for a cheap upgrade, it was dead very soon, and TurboCache is almost forgotten.