|ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ Zone Edition Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 01 September 2008|
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ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+
It used to be that if you wanted to overclock your hardware, you ran the risk of voiding a warranty. Supposing that you dared to accept that risk, your options were still limited by the cooling equipment available to you. So it stands to reason that ZOTAC is making huge strides with their ZONE series, which combines a silent liquid-cooled system to a 55nm GeForce video card. The AMP! Series is already a fan favorite because of the extreme speeds at which they are factory overclocked, and the ZONE series adds to this a dramatically improved water-cooling solution for the best performance with no worries of heat or noise. Benchmark Reviews tests the ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition G92 video card against a comprehensive collection of competitors in this article.
Powered by the newly revamped 55nm NVIDIA G92 graphics processor originally introduced with the GeForce 8800 GT series, the ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition video card takes the GeForce family one step higher. The PCI Express 2.0 interface sends data at rates up to 5.0 GBps, which then uses the memory bus to build a 512 MB video frame buffer for smoother performance and realistic textures in PC games. The 1100 MHz GDDR3 video memory (2200 MHz DDR) on the GTX+ communicates with the 740 MHz G92 graphics processor through a 256-bit memory interface. For an extra performance boost during intense gaming situations, NVIDIA has designed the GTX+ to offer 128 stream processors operating at 1836 MHz.
Benchmark Reviews has already tested the Foxconn GeForce 9800 GTX OC Edition and ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX, so now the big question remains: what's does a 55nm fabrication process really change? That's what you and I both want to know, and in a few more pages, we'll have our answer.
Get in the gaming zone with the ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition's stealthy water-cooling system. The ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition operates quietly, leaving your ears to focus on the gaming environment, immersing you into a virtual world with outstanding visual realism and blazing-fast frame rates in the latest DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 3D games and applications.
Second-generation PureVideo HD technology empowers the ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition with high-definition Blu-ray playback capabilities, freeing up your system processor for less mundane tasks. PureVideo HD technology paired with the ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition's stealthy operation provides you with a visually stunning video experience that is uninterrupted by system noise, letting your ears immerse in the surround sound effects in high-definition Blu-ray movies instead.
About the Company: ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited
ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited was established in 2006 with a mission to deliver superb quality of NVIDIA graphic solutions to the industry. It has strong backup from parent group, PC Partner Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, factory in mainland China and regional sales offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. The support ZOTAC provides is currently the largest of its kind around the world.
With 40 SMT lines, 6,000 workers and 100,000 square-feet meter, ZOTAC features a full array of state-of-the-art facilities and machinery. In addition, ZOTAC has over 130 R&D professionals in Hong Kong, China and warranty and service center in strategic countries to enable effective and efficient worldwide as well as localized sales and marketing supports.
ZOTAC with NVIDIA not only means superb quality, it also means high performance, absolute reliability and great value. In the past year, ZOTAC was compared and tested by several influential members in the media and have proven its products are good quality, worth-to-buy graphic cards in the market. With the product features of overclocked performance, excellent cooling properties and unique packaging ZOTAC products definitely exceed users' expectations.
ZOTAC's commitment to our user is to bring the latest products quickly to the market with the best value. Doubtless to say ZOTAC is the right choice for those who require high-quality graphic solutions. For additional information please visit the ZOTAC website.