ZOTAC Announces GeForce 9600GT-based Graphics Cards

Written by Tim Smalley

February 21, 2008 | 16:19

Companies: #zotac

HONG KONG – Feb. 21, 2008 – ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited, a leading NVIDIA AIC partner, today announced the addition of two new mainstream GeForce 9 graphics cards – the ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition. The new graphics cards feature NVIDIA’s latest GeForce 9600GT graphics processor, which usher in a new era of mainstream graphics performance and visual realism.

The new ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition introduce 64 high-performance stream processors, a 256-bit memory interface, 512MB of ultra-fast GDDR3 memory and PCI Express 2.0 interface to the mainstream segment for an unmatched value.

High-performance stream processors form the heart of the ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition. All 64 stream processors are programmable and compatible with Shader Model 4.0 to maximize frame rates and visual quality in the latest DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 software titles.

Feeding the 64 stream processors is a new ultra-wide 256-bit memory interface, which moves graphics data between the GPU and graphics memory at ultra-fast speeds for amazingly smooth frame rates and the ultimate visual treat.

Joining the 64 stream processors and ultra-wide 256-bit memory interface is 512MB of ultra-fast GDDR3 memory to keep up with the demands of Extreme High Definition gaming, with resolutions up to 2560x1600.

“As the latest DirectX 10 titles get more realistic visuals and higher quality textures, greater amounts of graphics memory and faster memory interfaces are a must have,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited. “With 512MB of GDDR3 graphics memory and a 256-bit memory interface, our GeForce 9600GT-based graphics cards are ready for current and upcoming DirectX 10 optimized titles.”

Also new to the ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition is a PCI Express 2.0 interface, which widens the available bandwidth between the GPU and CPU to 5GT/s, double that of PCI Express, when paired with a PCI Express 2.0 compatible motherboard. ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition graphics cards are also backwards compatible with PCI Express 1.0, or PCI Express x16 slots, for compatibility with all PCI Express equipped systems.

ZOTAC fine-tunes NVIDIA’s GeForce 9600GT graphics processor to maximize performance by boosting the core clock. The ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT features 64 stream processors clocked at 1650 MHz and a 675 MHz core clock paired with ultra-fast 1800 MHz GDDR3 memory.

The ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition receives an extra shot of adrenaline for even higher performance. The extra shot of adrenaline comes from overclocking, raising the clocks to 725 MHz core and 2000 MHz memory. The stream processors feature an additional bump to 1750 MHz as well.

“The ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition represents the finest performance tweaking we have to offer and differentiates our flagship products from our competitors,” said Mr. Berger. “We’re confidant the ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition will blow everything else out of the water.”

Additionally, the new ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition graphics cards pack NVIDIA’s unified architecture and Quantum Effects Engine for a power packed 3D experience.

The new ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition packs a multimedia punch with NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology. With NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, the ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition decode high-definition H.264 videos, commonly used by HD DVD and Blu-ray formats, completely in hardware, freeing up the CPU for other tasks.

High-definition VC-1 video decoding is accelerated in hardware with PureVideo HD technology.

The ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition are fully ready for the digital home experience with HDCP compatible DVI and HDMI outputs.

HDMI output is accomplished with an included DVI-to-HDMI dongle. Both ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT graphics cards feature S/PDIF audio input, with included S/PDIF audio cable, for simultaneous audio and video output via HDMI.

Prepare for an experience that’s big on performance but easy on the wallet with the ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition – in gaming and multimedia.



General details
• New ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9600GT AMP! Edition
• DVI Audio support with S/PDIF input
• HDMI output with included dongle
• PCI Express 2.0 interface
• Backwards compatible with PCI Express x16
• DirectX 10 with Shader Model 4.0 compatible
• OpenGL 2.1 compatible
• 64 stream processors
• Low-noise cooling solution
• 512MB GDDR3 memory
• 256-bit memory interface
• PureVideo HD technology with hardware decoding of high-definition video formats
• Dual dual-link DVI – up to 2560x1600
• HDTV output – 480p/720p/1080i


About ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited
ZOTAC International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC is also one of the largest NVIDIA add-in board and motherboard manufacturers in the world with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.

For further information please visit www.zotac.com
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