ZOTAC Unleashes Next-Generation Graphics Cards

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 anddetails 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

o New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480&GeForce GTX 470 graphics cards

o NVIDIA® Fermi architecture

o 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

o 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

o Dual dual-link DVI-I outputs

o Mini HDMI 1.3a output

o PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)

o DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0 compatible

o OpenGL® 3.2 compatible

o NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround ready

o NVIDIA® CUDA™&PhysX® ready

o NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology

o Microsoft® DirectX® 11&DirectCompute ready

Specifications:

Product Name ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 480 ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 470

GPU GeForce® GTX480 GeForce® GTX 480

Engine Clock speed 700 MHz 607 MHz

CUDA™ Cores 480 448

Processor Clock 1401 MHz 1215 MHz

Memory Clock speed 3696 MHz 3348 MHz

Memory 1536MB GDDR5 1280MB GDDR5

Memory interface 384-bit 320-bit

Display Outputs Dual dual-link DVI-I, mini HDMI 1.3a

HDCP Yes

Cooling Active (with fan) (dual-slot)

DirectX® version DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0

Other hardware features 8-channel Digital Surround Sound (LPCM), NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine, Quantum Effects™ Technology

Software Features nView® Multi-Display, NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD Technology, NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology, NVIDIA® PhysX® technology, OpenGL® 3.2, NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround technology,

Windows 7 capability Windows® 7 with DirectCompute support

About ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited

ZOTAC International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC is also one of the largest NVIDIA graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer in the world with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.

For further information please visit www.zotac.com

Contact:

APAC&China

Contact Person: James Dean

Telephone: +44 7968 772536

E-mail: jamesdean@zotac.com

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