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Old 01-10-08, 11:08 AM   #95
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Default Re: 169.07 Ubuntu 7.10 Fan at %100

Originally Posted by Thunderbird
That's quite easy actually. Your card has 256MB of dedicated video memory but it also contains what Nvidia called 'TurboCache' (in AGP times, this was just a default AGP feature; AGP aperture stuff). This TurboCache allows the videocard when it doesn't have enough memory to use system memory without asking the cpu for it.

Nvidia, ATI and others use Turbocache/Hypermemory for marketing purposes. In lots of cases the videocards show on the box then e.g. 512MB which is then for instance 256 MB video memory + 256MB system memory.
my 8600GT can handle up to 1Gb in turbocache mode but nvidia drivers tell me 512Mb
FPC Bench, a good java benchmark for mobile phones and PDA.
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