Tuesday, November 24th 2009

ZOTAC Expands Silent ZONE Edition Lineup with GeForce GT 220 Model

Powered by a high-performance NVIDIA GT 220 graphics processor with 48 CUDA cores and 1GB of high-speed DDR2 memory, the ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition packs plenty of performance ready to take on the latest Microsoft DirectX 10.1, DirectCompute, OpenGL 3.2 and NVIDIA CUDA powered games and applications for lightning-fast video conversion, precise GPU-accelerated image editing and immersive gaming.

“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.

General details
  • New passive ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition
  • Core clock: 625 MHz
  • 48 CUDA cores
  • Shader clock: 1360 MHz
  • 1GB DDR2 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • Memory clock: 800 MHz
  • Dual-link DVI output
  • HDMI output (w/8-channel LPCM audio)
  • VGA output
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)
  • HDMI 1.3a technology with xvYCC and DeepColor support
  • DirectX 10.1 with Shader Model 4.1 compatible
  • OpenGL 3.2 compatible
  • NVIDIA CUDA & PhysX ready
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
Source: Zotac
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6 Comments on ZOTAC Expands Silent ZONE Edition Lineup with GeForce GT 220 Model

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i dont see any way to connect hd audio to it so that the hdmi can pass dts-ma or true-hd ...
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#2
Jstn7477
by: btarunr
1GB of high-speed DDR2 memory
Any DDR3 GT220 card would probably beat this. DDR2 is just too slow for a 128bit bus for 48 shaders. 8600GT had 32 shaders and 256bit GDDR3.

Woot 555 posts. :D
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Easy Rhino
i dont see any way to connect hd audio to it so that the hdmi can pass dts-ma or true-hd ...
It's done over PCI-Express.
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#4
Meizuman
Looks like old car amplifier on a pci-e board :p
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#5
Cheeseball
Any DDR3 GT220 card would probably beat this. DDR2 is just too slow for a 128bit bus for 48 shaders. 8600GT had 32 shaders and 256bit GDDR3.
Actually, it had a 128-bit GDDR3 bus, not 256bit.
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#6
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: btarunr
It's done over PCI-Express.
that is if the motherboard can decode dts-ma and true-hd which is doubtful. which means software has to do it and that would be pretty slow.
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