ZOTAC Announces GeForce 9800GX2-based Graphics
ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited, a leading NVIDIA AIC partner, today
announced the world's fastest graphics solution based on NVIDIA's new GeForce
9800 graphics processor - the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2. Making use of NVIDIA
multi-GPU technology, the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 packs dual GeForce 9800 graphics
processor onto a single card and ousts the previous performance king, the
GeForce 8800 Ultra, by 30-to-50 percent in 3D games and
The new performance king doubles the amount of stream
processors available in the previous generation, an unbelievable 1GB of graphics
memory and packs support for PCI Express 2.0, NVIDIA HybridPower, Quad SLI,
Microsoft DirectX 10 with Shader Model 4.0, OpenGL 2.1, Unified Architecture,
Lumenex Engine, GigaThread and Quantum Effects technologies to deliver a
complete extreme high-definition PC gaming experience with no-holds-barred
visual effects and buttery smooth frame rates.
Powering the new
ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 are 256 screaming-fast stream processors for unparalleled
3D processing power. The raw power of 256 stream processors renders the latest
games with the utmost precision for cinematic, life-like quality visuals.
Feeding the data hungry stream processors is 1GB of high-speed GDDR3
graphics memory. The 1GB of graphics memory ensures data is fed to the graphics
processors for blazing fast frame rates and the highest quality
The new ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 maintains backwards
compatibility with previous generation PCI Express 1.0 motherboards but also
supports the latest generation PCI Express 2.0 bus. When installed in a PCI
Express 2.0 compatible motherboard, the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 doubles the
available bandwidth between motherboard and graphics card to 5 GT/s, up from the
2.5GT/s from PCI Express 1.0.
New to the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 is
NVIDIA HybridPower technology. When paired with a HybridPower compatible
motherboard, such as motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce 7-series chipsets,
HybridPower technology allows the system to dynamically switch between the power
of integrated graphics on your motherboard and the raw power of 256 stream
processors of the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2.
"With NVIDIA HybridPower
technology, the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 can deliver high-performance 3D graphics
while maintaining low power consumption," said Carsten Berger, marketing
director, ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited. "The dynamic switching also allows
the system to power-down the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 to reduce noise during idle
or casual system usage."
If a single ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 isn't enough, two
ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 graphics cards can be installed in a single SLI compatible
motherboard for Quad SLI support. With Quad SLI using two ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2
graphics cards, users can have the power of 512 screaming-fast stream processors
and 2GB of graphics memory to achieve performance and visual realism never
"Gamers are always demanding the best hardware possible to deliver the
ultimate extreme high-definition gaming experience, with a pair of ZOTAC GeForce
9800GX2s installed in Quad SLI, we cater to their demands," Mr. Berger
added. "With Quad SLI, gamers can play any DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1
titles on the market with smooth frame rates and the details cranked up without
breaking a sweat."
Moving beyond 3D is NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology for a
high-performance and high-quality multimedia experience. With NVIDIA PureVideo
HD technology, the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 graphics card handles 100-percent of
video decoding tasks of high-definition H.264 video.
videos are commonly found on high-definition Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. VC-1
hardware decoding is accelerated using the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 for ultra-low
CPU utilization when watching VC-1 encoded titles.
compatibility with the latest high-definition television sets and extreme
high-definition monitors, the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 packs HDCP compliant
dual-link DVI and HDMI outputs, with support for resolutions up to 2560x1600.
The ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2 also features a native HDMI output that simultaneously
sends audio and video signals over a single cable, for a quick and easy PC-to-TV
To help users enjoy the extreme performance of the ZOTAC GeForce
9800GX2, the card comes bundled with Ubisoft's new title Lost: Via Domus, based
on the hit TV show. In Lost: Via Domus, gamers can experience the show with full
Coupled with the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2, Lost: Via Domus
will play smoothly with high frame rates and visual realism that immerses
players into the island.
Treat your computer to the world's fastest
graphics card with the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GX2.
" New ZOTAC GeForce
" World's fastest graphics solution
" Dual GeForce 9800
" 1GB of GDDR3 memory
" 256 stream
" Quad SLI ready
" PCI Express 2.0 interface
" Backwards compatible
with PCI Express x16
" DirectX 10 with Shader Model 4.0
" OpenGL 2.1 compatible
" PureVideo HD technology
with hardware decoding of high-definition video formats
" Dual dual-link
DVI - up to 2560x1600
" Native HDMI output - simultanous audio and video
" Lost: Via Domus game bundle