Zotac's design team is at it again, releasing a newer graphics card design based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 GPU. This one, concentrates on making the card shorter, lengthwise. The shorter graphics card also makes do with just one 8-pin PCI-Express power connector. The PCB length is lopped from the typical 26.5 cm to 23 cm, making it easier to fin in smaller cases. With the PCB compact, several heat-producing components are moved closer to each other, making it easier to cool with a smaller common cooler base plate.
The cooler consists of a copper base plate over the GPU, which is topped by a heatsink with radially-projecting fins with a fan over it. The copper base plate makes contact with the larger aluminum plate that cools every other component, including the 14 memory chips, the NVIO2 processor, and the card's VRM area. Speaking of which, the VRM area is relocated to the front of the card, is made of a 4-phase vGPU circuit. The vMem is located towards the other end, and is of two phases.
The card makes use of 14 Hynix 0.8 ns GDDR3 chips to make for 896 MB of memory, across a 448-bit wide interface. Despite its compact form-factor, it comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 625/1100 MHz (core/memory). The connectivity options on the card include DVI-D, D-Sub, and HDMI. The card is 3-way SLI capable, and can pair with other GeForce GTX 260 accelerators. There's no word on the available or pricing yet.Source: Expreview