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Zotac launches GeForce GT 630 and 640: Passive graphics for HTPC

Zotac, the miniPcs expert, launched yesterday two new graphics cards with passive cooling, particularly suitable for the design of multimedia computers (HTPCs).

Zotac Geforce Gt 630 Zone Edition

While the integrated GPUs of AMD and Intel platforms provide modern Full HD video decoding, and the dedicated entry-level GPUs are not at the level of most video games, what good are these cards graphics?

The surplus power allows them to hardware perform other tasks, in addition to decoding,like video processing.

Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition

The GT 640 Zone Edition takes advantage of the Kepler architecture to settle a radiator, crossed by three copper heat pipes, while maintaining the reference frequencies. The 384 processor cores operate at 900 MHz as well and 2 GB of DDR3 at 1782 MHz. It faces the future with its new NVEnc encoding engine and outputs that support 4K.

Zotac Geforce Gt 640 Zone Edition

Zotac GeForce GT 630 Zone Edition

Zotac also offers for tight budgets the GT 630 Zone Edition that descends from the old GT 440. It’s legacy Fermi architecture, less efficient in energy terms, imposes lower frequencies to accept a passive cooling. The GPU and its 96 processor cores are clocked at 750 and 1500 MHz respectively, against 810 and 1620 for the reference model. We also find 1GB of DDR3 memory.

The Zotac GeForce GT 630 Zone Edition and Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition will soon be marketed for $85 and $120 respectively.

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