Zotac unveils the ‘World’s Fastest Air-Cooled’ GTX400 graphics cards

By on May 30, 2010
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Zotac launches the GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition and GTX 470 AMP! Edition graphics cards.

Press release:
ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, mini-PCs and small form factor platforms, today unleashes the world’s fastest air cooled GeForce® GTX 400 series graphics cards – the lightning-fast ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 AMP!® Edition and GTX 470 AMP!® Edition graphics cards.

ZOTAC takes air-cooled performance to the next level with superior engineering and tweaking to raise performance levels of the GeForce® GTX 400 series to unprecedented levels. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions go beyond overclocking and features enhanced upgrades over standard GeForce® GTX 400 series graphics cards.

“We wanted to transform the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series graphics cards into something unique with our flagship AMP!® Edition,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. “The result is the world’s fastest GeForce® GTX 400 series graphics cards that retain conventional air cooling.”

Enhancements to the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions begin with a completely tweaked PCB engineered to maximize performance and overclocking. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions receive a completely revamped cooling system that delivers superior cooling performance with reduced noise levels.

The revamped cooling system features a heatsink made of a pure copper base and heat pipes attached to pure aluminum fins for maximum cooling performance that delivers class-leading air-cooled performance on the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions. A pair of 92mm high-performance fans delivers optimum airflow while minimizing noise levels for a perfect balance of noise and performance with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions.

“ZOTAC is always on the forefront of technology when it comes to our graphics cards. The latest ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions are the result of our outstanding engineering capabilities,” Mr. Berger added.

The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions receive an exclusive look that matches the performance. Both ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 AMP!® Edition and GTX 470 AMP!® Edition receive unique black heatsink covers with orange fans for a stylish look that shows off the high-performance nature of the AMP!® Editions.

The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions receive supercharged clock speeds for an extra performance boost. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 AMP!® Edition boosts clock speeds to 756 MHz engine, 1512 MHz shader and 3800 MHz memory clocks while the GeForce® GTX 470 AMP!® Edition raises performance to 656 MHz engine, 1312 MHz shader and 3402 MHz memory clocks.

Two technology demo showcases ship with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Edition graphics cards – Supersonic Sled and Design Garage. SuperSonic Sled demonstrates the full capabilities of DirectX 11 GPU-accelerated tessellation, NVIDIA® PhysX® and CUDA™ technologies by letting users race a rocket-driven sled down a 6-mile track while Design Garage shows off ray-tracing technology and enables users to instantly customize exotic cars with photo realistic details using the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 AMP!® Edition and GTX 470 AMP!® Edition.
General details

  • New ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 AMP! Edition & GeForce® GTX 470 AMP! Edition graphics cards
  • World’s fastest air-cooled GeForce® GTX 400 series graphics cards
  • ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 AMP! Edition
  • Engine clock: 756 MHz
  • 480 Unified Shaders
  • Shader clock: 1512 MHz
  • 1536MB GDDR5 memory
  • 384-bit memory interface
  • Memory clock: 3800 MHz
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 470 AMP! Edition
  • Engine clock: 656 MHz
  • 448 Unified Shaders
  • Shader clock: 1312 MHz
  • 1280MB GDDR5 memory
  • 320-bit memory interface
  • Memory clock: 3402 MHz
  • Pure copper base and heat-pipes and pure aluminum fin heatsink
  • Dual 92mm quiet high-performance fans
  • Dual dual-link DVI-I outputs
  • Mini HDMI 1.3a output
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)
  • DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0 compatible
  • OpenGL® 3.2 compatible
  • NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround ready
  • NVIDIA® CUDA™ & PhysX® ready
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 11 & DirectCompute ready

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