It’s hard to compete with great cards based on the nVidia GeForce GTX 460 and the latest sweet spot GPU, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, when it comes to great bang for the buck performance. Howeer, not everyone can spend in the $200 range for a respectable graphics card for gaming. But apparently, not everyone is into games so that’s why there are cards that use less muscle in the form of the GeForce GT 440 which comes in two flavours: 1GB and 512MB. ZOTAC has put out a model for each memory amount and have emblazoned it with their signature Halloween color scheme of black and orange.

Based on the specs and capabilities, this looks like a great HTPC card due to its short length and power requirements. It’d be even better if it was passively cooled though but I’m sure that someone thought of that already and is working on a “ZONE” edition. Press release and pics are posted below.

ZOTAC® Introduces GeForce® GT 440 Series Graphics Cards

New ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 440 series deliver balance of graphics performance, features and value

HONG KONG – Feb. 1, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today introduces a new graphics card for mainstream users seeking a performance kick – the new ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 440 series graphics cards with 512MB and 1GB DDR5 memory.

Powered by the high-performance NVIDIA® Fermi architecture, the ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 440 series pack 96 customizable unified shaders capable of rendering beautiful DirectX® 11 graphics or accelerate NVIDIA® CUDA™-enabled video transcoding and image editing applications. The customizable shaders enable the ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 440 series to accelerate streaming high-definition Internet video powered by Adobe® Flash® technology for flawless playback free of dropped frames and stuttering.

“The ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 440 series graphics cards strike the perfect balance of performance, features and value for a graphics card that combines Microsoft® DirectX® 11 and NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology to deliver a premium computing experience,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

The ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 440 series is available with 512MB and 1GB DDR5 memory that connects to the graphics processor via a wide 128-bit memory interface capable of lightning-fast communications between the graphics processor and memory.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 440 series graphics cards.

About ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited

ZOTAC International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC is also one of the largest NVIDIA graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer in the world with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.

For further information please visit www.zotac.com





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