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Zotac Introduces Energy Efficient GeForce 9800 GT ECO

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  1. btarunr

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    ZOTAC International, an award-winning manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today expands its GeForce 9800GT product lineup with the new more power-efficient ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT Eco. The new ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT Eco delivers phenomenal performance and breathtaking visuals with 40-percent greater power efficiency for a high-performance graphics experience that is easy on the power bill.

    “Our mainstream ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT has won many awards for its performance. With the new ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT Eco, you can have the competitive performance of the GeForce 9800GT series but with 40-percent greater power efficiency,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

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    The ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT Eco packs a performance punch with its 112 stream processors and high-speed GDDR3 memory technology. A wide 256-bit memory interface joins the screaming-fast stream processors with the high-speed GDDR3 memory for smooth frame rates and vivid visuals.

    NVIDIA CUDA, PhysX and PureVideo HD technologies take the ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT Eco beyond gaming graphics to enhance everyday tasks and applications such as video and image editing, video processing, gaming and video playback.

    “We’ve come to a crossroads with graphics technology where we can use our graphics cards to accelerate non-3D applications. With this power, PCs are able to use the graphics cards to speed up image and video editing and transcoding to achieve better results than a quad-core CPU, calculate realistic physics effects, and playback high-definition video with greater image quality than most standalone players,” Mr. Berger added.

    ZOTAC is confident in the long-reliability of the GeForce 9800GT Eco and backs it with an extended warranty for trouble-free ownership. It’s time to play with the more power-efficient ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT Eco.

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    wow, its tiny, has a pwm fan and no requires pcie connector :eek:

    only drawback i see tiny fan = LOUD :shadedshu
     
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    All that has been done is downclocking the card until the power requirements are below 75w, if you OC this in a non PCI-E 2.0 motherboard, you're gonna run into trouble.
     
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    LOL. This isnt going to affect 2D performance and power utilisation much. Power needs kick in for 3D. So this card isnt so much 40% less power as 40% less performance. :slap:

    I'd like to see some performance per watt stats for this card... then rub those stats up Carsten Berger's nose.

    If this was a 40nm fab, there would be something to talk about. But it's not!
     
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    The core clock has only been decrease 50MHz, what is that, ~8%? Not really a big difference. Seems like it would make a good HTPC card.

    I really wish they would have left the PCI-E power connector on, but made it optional. Not having one will hurt overclocking. Though I don't really think people are going to be buying this card for the overclocking potential, there are plenty of better options if that is what you are after.
     
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    low profile please?
     
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    I think there is too much shit on a 9800GT to make it low profile. Not to mention it needs quite a large heatsink etc. I'd love to see it done though.
     
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    Impressive! That low profile 9800gt that is.

    Zotac card has nicets booty ever :) Front not so much, atleast a tiny black fan, a bit bigger would be best.
     
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    The store next to me has both the low profile 9800GT by Sparkle in stock. They are cute.
     
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    I couldn't imagine an 8800GT on low form factor :D I'd think that there was too much crap on the board to shrink it down.
     
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    very impressive!!!
     

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