graphics cards w/ turbocache? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2006, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 51
Default graphics cards w/ turbocache?

I was looking at graphics cards on tigerdirect, and saw that many cheap 256mb pci-e cards say "128MB DDR / Supporting 256MB with Turbocache". What does this mean exactly?

Is it really worth it to buy one of these cheap pci-e cards? I noticed that there are more expensive cards with better memory and clock speed... For example, this one 128mb/256mb w/ turbocache GeForce 6200 has 64bit ddr memory with a bandwidth of only 3.2GB/sec, whereas this one 256mb GeForce 7800 has 256bit ddr3 memory with a bandwidth of 40GB/sec.
__________________

endeavor is offline  
Old 06-13-2006, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,010
Default

Turbo Cache is using your systems memory. Not good. You want to have one with dedicated memory, even if it means waiting and saving up for it.
__________________

Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+, 1/3 through CCNP
Trifid is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.