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NVIDIA TurboCache Technology

PC users looking for desktop PCs or thin and light notebook PCs have long had to compromise features and performance for value. Traditionally, the latest generation graphics hardware for gaming and multimedia applications has been out of reach for many consumers. Now, with NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology, PC users can get NVIDIA GeForce™ 6 and 7 Series performance and features at an affordable price.

NVIDIA TurboCache is available in: the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 GPU for PCI Express thin and light notebook PCs, the NVIDIA GeForce 6200 GPU for PCI Express desktop PCs, and the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200 GPU for PCI Express notebook PCs.

Benefits of these GPUs include:

  • Support for up to 128MB and 256MB configurations
  • Only Microsoft® DirectX™ 9.0c Shader Model 3.0 GPUs in its class lets you play all the latest games
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo™technology delivers crisp, vibrant video on the PC

What people are saying about the GeForce 6200 with TurboCache:

"The GeForce 6200 with TurboCache technology is the fastest sub-$100 graphics card we have ever tested." - PC Perspective

"This gives casual consumers the ability to see what having a 'real' graphics (processor) is like." - Anandtech

"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." - Hot Hardware

How Does it Work?
The revolutionary TurboCache technology utilizes the additional bandwidth of the PCI Express graphics bus to reach higher levels of graphics performance than traditional video memory solutions, delivering the performance and features you expect from NVIDIA graphics hardware. By allowing the graphics processing unit (GPU) to share the capacity and bandwidth of dedicated video memory and dynamically available system memory, TurboCache turbocharges performance and provides larger total graphics memory.


Key features of the TurboCache architecture:

  • Patented hardware and software technologies that render directly to system memory
  • A TurboCache Manager (TCM), which dynamically allocates memory for maximum system performance
  • Intelligent software algorithms that maximize application performance
  • Bidirectional PCI Express® bandwidth, in conjunction with TurboCache architecture, which improves graphics price/performance

Through its unique ability to render directly to system memory, TurboCache fundamentally redefines the price/performance of desktop and notebook PC graphics solutions. With the innovative TurboCache technology from NVIDIA, users looking for an affordable desktop or thin and light notebook solution can now experience the latest graphics and video features of the GeForce 6 and 7 Series GPUs, without compromise.

Press Releases

NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce 6200 with TurboCache
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 Technology Adopted by Over 70 Partners Worldwide
SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 15, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced a tidal wave of industry support for its recently announced NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology.