ZOTAC Expands Silent ZONE Edition Lineup

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ZOTAC is expanding its Silent ZONE Edition Lineup with the new ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition. This silent graphic card is powered by a NVIDIA GT 220 graphics processor with 48 CUDA cores and 1GB of high-speed DDR2 memory. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1, DirectCompute, OpenGL 3.2, and NVIDIA CUDA powered games and applications.

“ZOTAC is one of the leading manufacturers of silent graphics cards. Our lineup of ZOTAC GeForce ZONE Edition graphics cards has won many awards for the combination of performance and silent operation,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. “The ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition is the latest addition to our award-winning lineup that also brings support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and HDMI 1.3a technology for the best quiet computing experience for the price, whether you’re gaming or using it for a home theater PC.”

HDMI 1.3a with xvYCC, DeepColor, digital 8-channel LPCM audio output and NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technologies transform the ZOTAC GeForce® GT 220 ZONE® Edition graphics card into the ultimate graphics card for home theater PCs by delivering richer colors, crystal clear multi-channel audio from loss-less Dolby® TrueHD and DTS®-HD: Master Audio tracks and GPU-accelerated high-definition video playback for VC-1, H.264, MPEG-2 and WMV video formats.


Product Name

ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition


GeForce GT 220

Core Clock speed

625 MHz

Processing Cores


Shader clock

1360 MHz

Memory Clock speed

800 MHz



Memory interface


Display Outputs

Dual-link DVI, HDMI (w/audio), VGA




Passive (without fan) (dual-slot)

DirectX version

DirectX 10.1, Shader Model 4.1

Other hardware features

Digital 8-channel LPCM audio output, NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, Quantum Effects Technology

Software Features

nView Multi-Display, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, NVIDIA CUDA technology, NVIDIA PhysX technology, multi-monitor technology, OpenGL 3.2

Windows 7 capability

Certified for Windows 7 with DirectCompute support


PCI Express 2.0 (Compatible with 1.1)

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realneil replied on Sun, Nov 29 2009 11:56 AM

Having fried a few chips over the years, I shudder at the thought of using a Video Card without a cooling fan. I assume that they wouldn't sell them if they thought that they were gonna have to replace them before the warranty period expires, but I shudder all the same.

If I were to use one of these, I would try to direct some airflow across it just to make sure it was dissipating enough heat.

What is the price for all of the worrying about no cooling fan?

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