ZOTAC Unleashes the nVidia GeForce GTX 580 GPU Stephen Fung November 9, 2010 Press Release November 9, 2010 – ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today unleashes the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card – the world’s fastest graphics card powered by NVIDIA Fermi architecture. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 delivers a perfect DirectX 11 gaming experience, dominates the competition with world-class performance and delivers unmatched gaming immersion. Games powered by Microsoft® DirectX® 11 technology render flawlessly on the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 580 graphics card with unprecedented visual realism and details. Integrated hardware tessellation technology enables the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 series to inject a dose of reality into flat game textures and models for a virtual environment that mimics reality for a greater sense of immersion in hardware tessellation enabled games. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card receives a brand new graphics processor equipped with 512 unified shaders ready to take on the latest games and NVIDIA CUDA-enabled applications for a graphics experience that is ready for work and play. A large 1536MB frame buffer connected via an ultra-wide 384-bit memory interface ensures the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card can render high-quality textures for impeccable graphics realism. “The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card is the ultimate solution for gamers that crave the absolute best graphics experience. For the first time ever, we’re able to push the performance envelope, lower power consumption for best-in-class energy-efficiency and quieter acoustics all at the same time with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. A copy of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is included with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card to let gamers instantly take advantage of the graphics capabilities. Prince of Persia: the Forgotten Sands places gamers in control of the prince to save the royal kingdom of Azad in cinematic masterpiece. HDMI 1.4a compliance enables the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 to connect to high-definition 3DTV displays for hardware-accelerated Blu-ray 3D playback, x.v.Color, DeepColor and 8-channel digital surround sound when paired with compatible software. It’s time to play with the phenomenal ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card. General details New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card World’s fastest DirectX 11 graphics card NVIDIA Fermi architecture – DirectX 11 done right NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics processor Engine clock: 772 MHz 512 unified shaders Shader clock: 1544 MHz 1536MB of GDDR5 memory 384-bit memory interface Memory clock: 4008 MHz PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1) Microsoft DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 and DirectCompute support OpenGL 4.1 compatible NVIDIA CUDA ready NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround ready NVIDIA SLI ready (3-way) Hardware video decode acceleration technology HDMI 1.4a compliant xvYCC Color & DeepColor compatible Hardware-accelerated Blu-ray 3D ready ZOTAC Boost Premium software bundle included Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands game bundle included Specifications: Product Name GeForce GTX 580 GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Engine Clock speed 772 MHz Unified Shaders 512 Shader Clock 1544 MHz Memory Clock speed 4008 MHz Memory 1536MB DDR5 Memory interface 384-bit Display Outputs Dual dual-link DVI & mini-HDMI HDCP Yes Cooling Active (with fan, dual-slot) DirectX version DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 Other hardware features 8-channel Digital Surround Sound, HDMI 1.4a compatible, hardware accelerated Blu-ray 3D ready, NVIDIA SLI ready, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround ready Software Features nView Multi-Display, Hardware Video Decode Acceleration Technology, NVIDIA CUDA technology, OpenGL 4.1, Windows 7 capability Windows 7 with DirectCompute support More information can be found at the ZOTAC Website. Overclocked versions branded with their “AMP!” monicker have not been released yet but should be on the way shortly. Share This With The World!