ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, mini-PCs and small form factor platforms, today unleashes two new affordable GeForce GTX 400 series graphics cards – the new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 1GB and GeForce GTX 460 Synergy Edition. The new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series deliver class-leading features and technology to gamers, enthusiasts and all PC users looking for a thrilling visual experience. Stunning visuals are made possible with the powerful NVIDIA Fermi architecture that delivers superior graphics processing power and Microsoft DirectX 11 technology that powers the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series. Hardware tessellation takes 3D games to the next level of visual realism with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series by enabling increased visual details in every object and environment in the latest games DirectX 11 powered games for a cinematic gaming experience that rivals the latest CGI-animated Hollywood masterpieces. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series graphics cards can apply the high-performance capabilities to everyday tasks such as video processing and image editing with NVIDIA CUDA technology. By taking advantage of NVIDIA CUDA technology, applications can deliver tremendous performance advantages on the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series than standard system CPUs and previous generation graphics cards. “We wanted to expand our ZOTAC GeForce GTX 400 series lineup to the sub-$250 price-point while maintaining the award-winning features and performance customers have come to expect from ZOTAC. The result is our new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series that is a wolf in sheep’s’ clothing.” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. “Our ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series redefine what users expect from a graphics card, in terms of performance and features.” Power for the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series comes from a brand new graphics processor packed with 336 unified shaders ready to take on all 3D games and applications. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 1GB graphics card features 1GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory connected to a 256-bit wide memory bus while the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 Synergy Edition has 768MB of GDDR5 memory connected to a 192-bit memory bus for. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series is the world’s first GeForce series graphics cards to support bit streaming of high-resolution audio codec’s used by Blu-ray movies. When connected to a compatible receiver, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series graphics cards can output a raw Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio audio stream for the receiver to decode. “Nearly all new Blu-ray movies contain a Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio audio track and with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series, our users can experience the audio the way it’s meant to be heard,” Mr. Berger added. “The clarity and detail Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio brings to movies is breathtaking.” The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series are the first graphics cards to ship with the new ZOTAC Boost Premium software bundle that features five applications, including vReveal 2.0, Nero® Vision Xtra, Cooliris, Kylo and XBMC media centre, that enhance the use of systems for new ways to edit and enhance video, experience the web and enjoy digital content. A full copy of the latest Prince of Persia saga from Ubisoft – The Forgotten Sands is included with all ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 1GB graphics cards to let gamers instantly experience the powerful graphics capabilities the graphics card offers. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands takes gamers back to the Sands of Time universe for an epic adventure that delivers a captivating story, new take on control and combat mechanics with gorgeous visuals. It’s time to play with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 series.