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Zotac GeForce GTX 260 with 216 cores launched

Posted on Tuesday, September 16 2008 @ 19:09:40 CEST by

Zotac rolled out two new GeForce GTX 260 video cards with 216 shaders. The video card maker claims these 24 additional cores result in performance gains of up to 10 percent in the latest games. They have a GeForce GTX 260² with a 576MHz core, 1242MHz shaders and 1998MHz memory and a GeForce GTX 260 AMP²! Edition with 650MHz core, 1400MHz shaders and 2100MHz memory. Both models feature 896MB GDDR3 memory.
Powered by 2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture, the 216-processor cores in the enhanced ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260² and GeForce GTX 260 AMP²! Edition deliver greater efficiency with up to 50-percent performance increases over the previous generation architecture for blazing-fast performance and brilliant visuals.

Feeding the powerful 216-processor cores is 896MB of screaming-fast GDDR3 graphics memory that communicates with the GTX 260 GPU via a 448-bit wide memory bus for phenomenal communication speeds that’s ready to take on extreme high-definition gaming.

NVIDIA PhysX technology enables the new enhanced ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260² and GeForce GTX 260 AMP²! Edition with absolute immersion in the latest PhysX enabled titles. NVIDIA PhysX technology enables the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260² and GeForce GTX 260 AMP²! Edition to dedicate some of its massive graphics processing power to render realistic physics effects for a life-like in-game interactivity.


Product Name:

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260²

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260 AMP²! Edition


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Core Clock speed:

576 MHz

650 MHz

Processor Cores



Processor Clocks

1242 MHz

1400 MHz

Memory Clock speed:

1998 MHz

2100 MHz




Memory interface:






DirectX™ version

DirectX™ 10, Shader Model 4.0

Other hardware features

Dual Dual-link DVI, HDCP, NVIDIA PhysX ready, PureVideo HD technology



Software Features:

nView® Multi-Display

Windows Vista capability

Certified for Windows Vista with aero user interface



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