Zotac Introduces New GeForce GTX 470 And GTX 480 Graphics Cards

Zotac Introduces New GeForce GTX 470 And GTX 480 Graphics Cards

Asus has already announced their version of NVIDIA's new Fermi-based GPUs, and now Zotac is stepping in with new versions of the GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 as well. The specs here are all what you would expect; the 480 has a 700MHz Engine Clock speed, 480 unified shaders, 1401MHz shader clock, 1.5GB of GDDR5 RAM, a 384-bit memory interface and 3696MHz. The 470 has a 607MHz engine clock speed, 448 unified shaders, a 1.2GHz shader clock, 1.2GB of GDDR5 memory, a 320-bit memory interface and a 3.3GHz memory clock. Both units have two Dual-Link DVI-I outputs, a mini-HDMI 1.3a output, PCI Express 2.0, DirectX 11 support, compatibility with NVIDIA's 3D Vision Surround.


ZOTAC Unleashes Next-Generation Graphics Cards

New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 deliver word-class performance and features

 

HONG KONG – Mar. 26, 2010 – ZOTAC International, the world’s largest manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs in the channel, today unleashes the world’s most powerful graphics cards capable of delivering a phenomenal gaming experience and unmatched processing power  – the new ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 graphics cards. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 graphics cards take gaming to uncharted levels with new Microsoft® DirectX® 11, 32x anti-aliasing, NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround and HDMI 1.3a technologies.


              The new ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 deliver exceptional performance and visuals with an enhanced unified architecture that features hundreds of programmable unified shaders ready to process all GPU needs for extreme high-definition 3D gaming and everyday tasks. The unified architecture combines with a large 1536MB frame buffer on the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and 1280MB frame buffer on the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 470 to deliver high-quality details and breathtaking performance.


              “ZOTAC is always on the leading edge of technology. Our latest ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 incorporates all the latest technologies and features users crave and combines them into a single PCI Express x16 graphics card,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. “The result is a pair of technologically advanced graphics cards that deliver world-class performance.”




New Microsoft® DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0 technology enables the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 to take visual realism to new heights with integrated GPU-accelerated tessellation. GPU-accelerated tessellation technology delivers photo-realistic visuals and details in supported games for in-game characters and environments that visually mimic reality with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470.


The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 deliver high-quality details with an enhanced anti-aliasing algorithm that delivers up to 32x sample rates. The improved anti-aliasing technology in the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 delivers lightning-fast performance and superior visuals free of annoying jagged edges.


NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround technology enables gamers that combine a pair of ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 or GeForce® GTX 470 graphics cards with NVIDIA® SLI™ technology to experience the epitome of immersive gaming. NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround technology expands games across three displays with real 3D effects for a gaming experience that immersive gamers with the virtual world.


NVIDIA® PhysX® technology completes the immersive gaming experience with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 graphics cards. PhysX® technology delivers life-like environmental, weather, explosion, fire and other effects that leave you breathless with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470.


“The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 graphics cards are a major advancement in graphics technology. The level of visual realism, performance and immersion delivered by the cards are simply astonishing,” Mr. Berger. “You really have to completely experience what the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 have to deliver first-hand to believe it.”


New HDMI 1.3a technology enables the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 with crystal clear 8-channel digital surround sound, xvYCC and DeepColor technologies. HDMI xvYCC and DeepColor technologies deliver support for up to 48-bit color depths that go beyond the traditional 32-bit color depths for more vibrant colors and richer black-levels.


NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology accelerates everyday tasks such as video processing and image editing using the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® 470 graphics cards. GPU-accelerated video processing and image editing with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 results in performance that exceeds the world’s fastest desktop CPUs.


The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 ship with two technology showcase applications – Supersonic Sled and Design Garage – that let users instantly take advantage of the potential and performance of what the graphics cards have to offer.


Supersonic Sled is a racing game showcase that lets users race a rocket-driven sled down a 6-mile track while showcasing DirectX® 11 GPU-accelerated tessellation, PhysX® and CUDA™ technologies. Design Garage demonstrates the power of ray tracing technology and enables gamers to interact with the latest high-performance cars with incredible photo-realistic details using every ounce of power from the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 graphics cards.


It’s time to play with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 and GeForce® GTX 470 graphics cards.


General details

  • New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 & GeForce GTX 470 graphics cards
  • NVIDIA Fermi architecture
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480
    • Engine clock: 700 MHz
    • 480 Unified Shaders
    • Shader clock: 1401 MHz
    • 1536MB GDDR5 memory
    • 384-bit memory interface
    • Memory clock: 3696 MHz
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 470
    • Engine clock: 607 MHz
    • 448 Unified Shaders
    • Shader clock: 1215 MHz
    • 1280MB GDDR5 memory
    • 320-bit memory interface
    • Memory clock: 3348 MHz
  • 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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Never owned a Zotac card. Seems a very "referencey"/standard implementation, though I wouldn't expect anyone to stray too far at this early stage.

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Can't say I would purchase anything from them as they haven't really earned a reputable name in my book. Not saying they make shotty products just that they haven't been around long enough and made any noticable impact like some other key players. I'd be interested to hear anyone's experience if they have owned any of their products.

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Zotac makes some cool stuff. Like the Micro ATX boards with sockets 775, AM3, and 1156 with full size PCI-e slots. I would like to see them break the molds like they do with motherboards, but like 3vi1 said I wouldn't expect much this early in the game.

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Good info Bob. Have you owned any of them though. I'd be more concerned about reliability of their products. It's sort of the same concept as say when G. skill first started making a name for themselves. I wasn't brave enough to buy their memory until a bunch of others had verified their reliability.

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No, I don't have any personal experience with them, though I would love to get my hands on one of there mobos. If I had a use for another PC. Maybe a linux box set up with synergy. MMMM.

This is the one of the ones I am talking about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500041 Also I meant Mini ITX not MicroATX

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Well, I wouldn't kick it out of my box,If I got one for free.

Although I would probably sell it and buy two ATI's :P

Funny to see the casing for the CX being put to use with a metal grill! I am surprised they didn't put a rhinestone "Bling" on the top of it :)

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I haven't owned any Zotac products myself, but I do know someone at work who made a cool little gaming lan box with a Zotac mini-ITX motherboard.

His build:

Silverstone SUGO SG05 mini-ITX case

Zotac mini-ITX GF9300 (LINK)

Intel Q9550

GTS 240

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So is the build good? reliable? with the mobo? You got to mention that as the build's product list isn't proving anything :) lol.We will see more and more companies come out with these cards so there's no need to jump to any on these smaller companies yet Smile

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Inspector:

So is the build good? reliable? with the mobo? You got to mention that as the build's product list isn't proving anything :) lol.We will see more and more companies come out with these cards so there's no need to jump to any on these smaller companies yet Smile

 

He loves the build. He hasn't mentioned any problems yet.

 

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Is that supposed to be Zardoz on the front of the box? seriously look it up, Bond never looked so crazy :P

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Zotac is as good of a brand as XFX and BFG. So far I have been very happy with the support they have provided when I RMA my 8800GTX for a GTX 260 Core 2. I would buy a card from them any day of the week granted they give a good competitive price.

http://hothardware.com/Articles/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-260-Core-216-EVGA-Zotac/

http://hothardware.com/Articles/-Zotac-GeForce-GTX-285-Infinity-Edition-/

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This would be a good way to pick up Fermi and save a little as most of the cards are reference with the same cooler just a different sticker attached. Never anything bad about Zotac but I know a few Nvidia partners went under looks like Zotac is hanging tough.

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