ZOTAC Intros Two New GeForce 9400GT Cards

Considering just how sluggish GPU sales have been and are expected to be throughout the first half of 2009, it makes sense to see ZOTAC aiming low. NVIDIA's GeForce 9400GT is far from being the most powerful card on the block, but it's close to being the cheapest acceptable one on the market today.

To that end, ZOTAC is introducing today its GeForce 9400GT Synergy Edition 512MB and GeForce 9400GT DDR2 1GB. Both units are obviously powered by a GeForce 9400GT graphics processor and feature DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 support alongside NVIDIA's CUDA processing technology. The former is a low-profile card, which offers performance similar to a standard height ZOTAC GeForce 9400GT DDR2 graphics card, all while arriving in a form factor suitable for SFF and HTPC enclosures. Interestingly, the card actually ships as a standard height board, but a pair of low-profile brackets "are bundled to convert the card for use in low-profile systems." As for the ZOTAC GeForce 9400GT DDR2 1GB, it's about as vanilla as a GeForce 9400GT can get, and of course, it arrives as a standard height card.

Both units ship with a 550MHz core clock speed, a 1,400MHz shader clock, 800MHz memory clock, dual-link DVI / TV Out / VGA outputs (with HDCP compatibility) and Vista Aero certification. Sadly, there's no price to share just now, but you can have a look at the detailed specifications and features below.

General details

•    New ZOTAC GeForce 9400GT Synergy Edition (low-profile)
o    Core clock: 550 MHz
o    512MB of DDR2 memory
o    64-bit memory bus
o    Memory clock: 800 MHz
o    32 stream processors
o    Shader clock: 1400 MHz
o    Low profile form factor
o    Low profile brackets included
•    New ZOTAC GeForce 9400GT DDR2 1GB
o    Core clock: 550 MHz
o    1GB of DDR2 memory
o    128-bit memory bus
o    Memory clock: 800 MHz
o    16 stream processors
o    Shader clock: 1400 MHz
•    Dual-link DVI
•    PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)
•    DirectX 10 with Shader Model 4.0 compatible
•    OpenGL 2.1 compatible
•    NVIDIA CUDA ready
•    NVIDIA PhysX ready
•    NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
•    Extended Warranty (Please visit www.zotac.com for details)


Product Name:

ZOTAC GeForce 9400GT DDR2 512MB (low-profile)

ZOTAC GeForce 9400GT DDR2 1GB


GeForce 9400GT

GeForce 9400GT

Core Clock speed:

550 MHz

550 MHz

Stream processors



Shader clock

1400 MHz

1400 MHz

Memory Clock speed:

800 MHz

800 MHz


512MB DDR2


Memory interface:



Display Outputs

Dual-link DVI, TV out, VGA




Active (with fan)

DirectX version

DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0

Other hardware features

NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, Quantum Effects Technology

Software Features:

nView Multi-Display, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, NVIDIA CUDA technology, NVIDIA PhysX technology

Windows Vista capability

Certified for Windows Vista with Aero user interface

Tags:  Nvidia, GeForce, Zotac, GPU