Today NVidia launched their 6200 series graphics processing unit. The GeForce 6200 GPU is an NV43 derivative manufactured by TSMC using a 110 nanometer process. The chip will be clocked around 300 Mhz with memory speeds in the 250 Mhz range. The memory interface will use DDR and is 128 bits wide. A 64-bit design is also available. The cards will be PCI-Express only, NVidia has no plans to release an AGP version. The chip features four rendering pipelines, four pixel shading units and three vertex shaders making it fully DirectX 9 compatible. The 6200 cards are going for around $140 and their performance is between ATI's X300 and X600. Previews: Tech Report Hexus NVNews Hardware Analysis Neoseeker HardOCP Full Press release: SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 11, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6200, a new graphics processing unit (GPU) which delivers the world-renowned GeForce 6 Series architecture and performance to the value PC segment. The GeForce 6200 features the industry’s most advanced graphics feature set and delivers an extraordinary gaming experience on next-generation titles, such as Ubisoft’s Far Cry and id Software’s Doom™ 3 , as well as consumer electronics-quality, high definition video playback. “With the addition of the GeForce 6200, NVIDIA has a unified line-up of GPUs which deliver unmatched performance in each of their respective market segments," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “With a GeForce 6200-based PC, consumers now have a compelling, cost-effective alternative to integrated graphics that delivers amazing graphics and high-definition video performance and a forward-looking 3D architecture that will future-proof their systems.” The GeForce 6200 GPUs offer best-in-class performance in the value segment by taking the GeForce 6 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 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. Only NVIDIA GPUs offer NVIDIA UltraShadow™ II technology to deliver blazing speeds on next-generation, shadow-intensive games such as Doom 3. GeForce 6 Series of GPUs also feature the industry’s first GPU-based programmable video processing engine for stunning, high-definition video playback. Backed by the NVIDIA ForceWare™ software suite and Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), the GeForce 6200 GPUs ensure industry-renowned compatibility and reliability for a great user experience. GeForce 6200 GPUs are shipping now and GeForce 6200-based graphics boards will be available from leading add-in card manufacturers in November. For additional details and a list of partners, please log on to http://www.nvidia.com.