ZOTAC Debuts the GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition GPU James White December 4, 2011 Press Release Zotac is at it again. They’re working hard to ensure a solid line of great products for every user with whatever GPU they bring to the market. Let me introduce you to the GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition. Using a completely passive cooling, this GeForce GTS 450 brings you plenty of power from its 192 shader cores without making a peep. You can enjoy everything from 1080p Blu-ray playback with hardware acceleration to 3D movie support, and all with bit-streaming lossless Dolby Digital TrueHD DTS audio. While not the powerhouse some of its bigger brothers are, the GeForce GTS 450 is no pushover. When you are not enjoying your 1080p movies, you can enjoy your games as well. Native support for HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort and support for VGA via provided adapter right out of the box. Pricing and availability were not provided, but I expect this to be available soon at just over $139.99 US which is the price of the non ZONE version of the GPU. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] ZOTAC® Debuts Silent GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition New ZOTAC® GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition pairs DirectX® 11-capable GPU with noise-less cooling ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and channel manufacturer, today debuts the silently quick GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition for users that demand stunning Microsoft® DirectX® 11 visuals and noise-less cooling. The ZOTAC® GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition takes the award-winning GeForce® GTS 450 graphics processor with 192 high-performance shaders and passively cools it using a ZOTAC®-exclusive dual-slot fan-less cooling system that features copper heat-pipes and aluminum fins to keep the graphics processor cool while operating silently. “ZOTAC® listens to the demands of silent computing users and their needs for more graphics power, which is why we created the GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International. “With the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition we struck the perfect balance of 3D performance and energy-efficiency to eliminate the cooling fan, as well as the external power connector.” The ZOTAC® GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition is the ultimate graphics card for home theater PCs with it’s 1080p ready HDMI output capable of bitstreaming the loss-less Dolby® Digital TrueHD and DTS®-HD Master Audio codecs when paired with compatible audio equipment and software. Hardware-accelerated high-definition video decoding enables the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition to playback cinematic Blu-ray 3D movies smoothly and beautifully. It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition. General details New ZOTAC® GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition graphics card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 GPU Engine clock: 600 MHz 192 unified shaders Shader clock: 1200 MHz 1GB DDR3 memory Memory clock: 1333 MHz 128-bit memory interface DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort outputs DirectX® 11 technology & Shader Model 5.0 OpenGL® 4.2 compatible NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology Full HD video playback Blu-ray 3D ready Loss-less audio bitstream capable [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!