Zotac has released two passive GeForce 9500 GT graphics cards, one version has GDDR2 while the other one has GDDR3 memory. Both cards feature a 550MHz GPU, 1375MHz shaders and 512MB memory. The GDDR2 memory has a 800MHz clockspeed while the GDDR3 is clocked at 1600MHz.
The ZOTAC GeForce 9500GT DDR2 and GeForce 9500GT DDR3 ZONE Editions eliminate noise from the graphics card by replacing the active GPU cooler on ZOTAC GeForce 9500GT DDR2 and GeForce 9500GT DDR3 models. In place of the active GPU cooler is a large passive cooler that allows the ZOTAC GeForce 9500GT ZONE Editions to operate silently.
"We sought to eliminate noise from our affordable ZOTAC GeForce 9500GT DDR2 and DDR3 models,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. “Our ZOTAC GeForce 9500GT ZONE Editions are the result, and shows users can have a premium silent high-performance graphics card at an affordable price.”
As with the other NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT-based products, the ZOTAC GeForce 9500GT ZONE Editions feature NVIDIA’s unified architecture with 32 blazing-fast stream processors. The 32 stream processors are paired with 512MB of high-speed GDDR2 or GDDR3 graphics memory, connected via 128-bit wide bus to keep up with the demands of 3D gaming.