Zotac unveiled the GeForce 9800 GTX Zone Edition, this is a watercooled GeForce 9800 GTX card with a 700MHz core, 1700MHz shaders and 512MB GDDR3 clocked at 2250MHz.
Cooled by a custom water-cooling system, the ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX ZONE Edition delivers high-performance in DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 titles while keeping thermal and noise levels to a minimum.
Unlike conventional water-cooling units available from third parties, the ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX ZONE Edition features a self-contained water-cooling system that requires no end-user maintenance. The self-contained unit comes already attached to the graphics card and only requires the user to mount the 120mm fan and radiator module.
“Many enthusiasts seek better cooling performance and quieter operation from their graphics card cooler through third party vendors, but maintaining low noise with high-performance using air-cooling solutions is a hard task,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. “With our ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX ZONE Edition, customers can have the high performance and quiet operation of water-cooling without the hassles of regular maintenance or installation, which often voids the factory graphics card warranty.”
The water-cooling system installed on the ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX ZONE Edition delivers up to 21.5-percent lower GPU temperatures compared to traditional air-cooled solutions. The lower overall GPU temperatures result in a cooler ecosystem for all other system components.