The increase in frame buffer size seems to be hitting the news quite a lot at the moment, and today we have learned that NVIDIA are planning to launch a new version of its GeForce 6200 TurboCache video card for the mainstream PCI-Express market some time in the third quarter of this year.
According to Digitimes
, the new GeForce 6200 TurboCache will feature 128MB of onboard memory, and support up to 256MB of system memory as well. This should provide a much needed boost in performance
in systems using only 512MB of memory.
Currently, NVIDIA's TurboCache technology is only available on video cards with either 32MB or 64MB of local frame buffer, which can prove to be a big bottleneck in some of today's top titles.
This could be another product that we will see on show at Computex, and we're interested in how much difference the additional frame buffer will make to in-game performance. Increasing the local frame buffer from 32MB or 64MB to 128MB should provide a considerable boost in today's current titles, whereas a move from 256MB to 512MB in the high end
, and performance mainstream
does not seem to help matters at the moment.
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