The major key to building the perfect HTPC is silent operation, so you are not distracted during quiet movie scenes by the sound of fans. This can be especially difficult for components that generate heat such as the CPU, graphics card, and power supply. ZOTAC’s new GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition and GeForce GT 630 ZONE Edition could be the marriage of performance and silence for at least one of these.

The usual issue with silent graphics cards is they are often the bare minimum performance segment that struggle with high definition on large screens or 3D Blu-ray movies. Well, the GeForce GT 640 and GT 630 ZONE Edition actually pack enough power to play 3D games at a decent frame rate. This should translate to daily use and HTPC tasks being a piece of cake.

The ZOTAC GeForce Zone Edition cards are geared to be all around workhorses. The new NVEnc encoding engine allows for the display of 4K resolution content. Nvidia CUDA technology can accelerate video and image encoding/editing applications to save time. If this is something you do on a daily basis, the ZOTAC GT 640 ZE is your best bet with 384 CUDA cores. If you just need a card for your HTPC, the ZOTAC GT 630 ZE with 96 CUDE cores will use less power and be more tolerant of SFF cases with low airflow.

Pairing one of these ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 or GT 630 ZONE Editions with an SSD, fanless PSU, and passively cooled low power CPU will give you the ultimate HTPC experience. Or these could be the core to your video editing system with enough power to keep down encoding times without adding noise to those long nights. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

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ZOTAC Ushers in a New Era of Quiet Computing

New ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition and GeForce® GT 630 ZONE Edition are perfect graphics cards for silent computing and home theater PC users

Jul. 17, 2012 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and channel manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today ushers in a new era of quiet computing with the ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition and GeForce® GT 630 ZONE Edition graphics cards. The ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition redefines quiet computing with a new video processing engine and supercharged architecture to create the perfect card for home theater PC and everyday use while the ZOTAC GeForce® GT 630 ZONE Edition delivers an outstanding value to quiet computing users.

Packing a new enhanced video processing engine, the ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition takes the home theater PC to the new 4K era with 4K video decoding capabilities for stunning details and smooth playback of high-resolution video up to 4096 x 2160 resolution. A new NVEnc video encoding engine integrated in the ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 accelerates video encoding tasks for lightning-fast video conversions and transcoding, with compatible software.

“The new ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition is our new silent powerhouse graphics card perfect for home theater PC usage,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. “By coupling 4K video decoding capabilities with the new NVEnc encoding engine, we’re able to deliver a completely silent graphics card that lets users connect to 4K displays and view native 4K video content flawlessly – there’s also extra power available to accelerate video transcoding to quickly put your video content on portable media devices and smartphones.”

Triple-display support with NVIDIA® Surround technology makes the ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition a productivity booster by maximizing computing efficiency and enabling simultaneous displays of multiple application windows. NVIDIA® CUDA® technology accelerates compatible video and image editing applications on the ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition to quickly and smoothly apply effects without making a single fan-whisper.

The ZOTAC GeForce® GT 630 ZONE Edition is available for less demanding users that desire silence, adequate performance and outstanding features at an excellent value.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition and GeForce® GT 630 ZONE Edition!


ZOTAC GeForce® GT 640 ZONE Edition

  • 384 processor cores
  • Engine clock: 900 MHz
  • 2GB DDR3 memory
  • Memory clock: 1782 MHz
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • NVIDIA® SMX architecture
  • NVIDIA® Surround ready
  • 4K video output
  • 4K Video decoding capable
  • Dual DVI & mini-HDMI

ZOTAC GeForce® GT 630 ZONE Edition

  • 96 processor cores
  • Engine clock: 750 MHz
  • Shader clock: 1500 MHz
  • 1GB DDR3 memory
  • Memory clock: 1333 MHz
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • Dual DVI & mini-HDMI
  • NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology
  • DirectX® 11 technology & Shader Model 5.0
  • OpenGL® 4.2 compatible
  • Hardware-accelerated Full HD video playback
  • Blu-ray 3D ready
  • Loss-less audio bit stream capable


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