NVIDIA 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.
NVIDIA has re-architected the 3D graphics pipeline for the GeForce 6200 GPU with TurboCache to allow direct rendering from the GPU to system memory by leveraging the bi-directional PCI Express bandwidth. The TurboCache Manager dynamically allocates memory for maximum system performance while intelligent software algorithms maximize application performance.
The GeForce 6200 GPUs with TurboCache offer best-in-class performance in the value segment¹ by taking the GeForce 6 Series graphics architecture, which has been described as the most advanced in the world, top-to-bottom in the NVIDIA product line-up. GeForce 6200 GPUs with TurboCache are the only graphics processors in the value segment that:
Support Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, which is being used to develop ultra-realistic, next-generation DirectX 9.0 games
Feature NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, a combination of hardware and software that brings consumer electronics-quality video to the PC
Are backed by the NVIDIA ForceWare™ software suite and NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), ensuring industry-renowned compatibility and reliability for a great user experience
GeForce 6200 GPUs with TurboCache are shipping now and graphics cards are anticipated to be available from leading add-in card manufacturers and in systems from leading PC OEMs in January 2005.