Wednesday, November 12th 2008

ZOTAC Unleashes New DisplayPort Compatible Graphics Cards

ZOTAC International, a leading manufacturer of NVIDIA-based motherboards and graphics cards, today expands its Display Port-equipped graphics card lineup to include new affordable models – the ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and 9500 GT DP. The new ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and 9500 GT DP join the current ZOTAC GeForce 9600 GT DP for a complete lineup of affordable Display Port enabled graphics cards. The new ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and GeForce 9500 GT DP feature complete Display Port support for Display Port compatibility in Microsoft Windows Vista and XP operating systems. The two new ZOTAC Display Port equipped cards can also display pre-OS boot procedures, including the system BIOS, to Display Port displays for a seamless transition to Display Port technology.

“Display Port technology is the future for display connectivity. As more Display Port equipped displays become available at affordable prices, users will need graphics cards to drive the displays. Our new ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and GeForce 9500 GT DP provide users with an affordable solution to take advantage of Display Port equipped displays,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

NVIDIA’s GeForce 9400 GT graphics processor powers the ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP for high-performance that’s affordable. The GeForce 9400 GT graphics processor features 16 blazing-fast stream processors powered by NVIDIA’s unified architecture, a wide 128-bit memory interface and 512MB of DDR2 memory for maximum performance and compatibility with Microsoft DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1 3D games and NVIDIA CUDA applications.

An NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT graphics processor forms the heart of the ZOTAC GeForce 9500 GT DP. The GeForce 9500 GT graphics processors empowers the ZOTAC GeForce 9500 GT DP with 32 screaming-fast stream processors backed by NVIDIA’s unified architecture.

The 32 screaming-fast stream processors are joined by 512MB of high-speed GDDR3 graphics memory. The high-speed GDDR3 graphics memory connects to the powerful GeForce 9500 GT graphics processor via wide 128-bit memory interface to constantly feed the graphics processor data for high-performance in the latest DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1 3D games and NVIDIA CUDA enabled applications.

“With the addition of the ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and GeForce 9500 GT DP, ZOTAC has the most extensive Display Port equipped graphics card lineup out there – covering the entry-level segment with the ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP, mid-level segment with the GeForce 9500 GT DP and mainstream segment with the existing GeForce 9600 GT DP,” Mr. Berger added. “All three of our Display Port equipped graphics cards deliver high-performance and phenomenal graphics quality and features at the respective price points.”

Multiple video output connections enable the ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and GeForce 9500 GT DP to support all digital display types, such as DVI and HDMI. HDCP compliant outputs (DVI, HDMI and Display Port) enable the ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and GeForce 9500 GT DP to view protected digital content such as high-definition Blu-ray disks.

NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology empowers the ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and GeForce 9500 GT DP with hardware decode acceleration for high-definition H.264 and VC-1 video formats. Hardware decode acceleration enables the ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and GeForce 9500 GT DP to decode high-definition Blu-ray discs using the graphics processor to free up the system processor for other tasks while deliver phenomenal image quality and vivid colors.

The ZOTAC GeForce 9400 GT DP and GeForce 9500 GT DP are backed by the ZOTAC extended warranty, ensuring long-term reliability of the graphics cards.Source: ZOTAC
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