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Zotac GeForce GT 430 ZONE, GTS 450 AMP!, GTX 460 AMP!, GTX 580

An interesting lineup from a popular brand.

February 5, 2011



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Today we have a nice lineup of graphics cards from Zotac, from low-end to high-end. Two of the four products are factory-overclocked, too. It will be interesting to see how these cards are different from reference products and what advantages they may provide.

Design


Zotac ZONE GeForce GT 430 1GB 128-bit
  • GPU: GeForce GT 430 (GF108)
  • Interface: PCIe x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 700/1400 MHz (standard)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 900 (3600) MHz (standard)
  • Bus: 128-bit
  • Stream processors: 96
  • TMUs: 16 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROPs: 4
  • Size: 160x100x28 mm
  • PCB color: blue
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: Dual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: software SLI
Zotac AMP! GeForce GTS 450 1GB 128-bit
  • GPU: GeForce GTS 450 (GF106)
  • Interface: PCIe x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 875/1750 MHz (the standard is 783/1566 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1000 (4000) MHz (the standard is 900 (3600) MHz)
  • Bus: 128-bit
  • Stream processors: 192
  • TMUs: 32 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROPs: 16
  • Size: 190x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: black
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x Dual-Link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI
Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 460 1GB 256-bit
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 460 (GF104)
  • Interface: PCIe x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 810/1620 MHz (the standard is 675/1350 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1000 (4000) MHz (the standard is 900 (3600) MHz)
  • Bus: 256-bit
  • Stream processors: 338
  • TMUs: 56 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROPs: 24
  • Size: 210x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: black
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x Dual-Link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI
Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB 384-bit
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 580 (GF110)
  • Interface: PCIe x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 772/1544 MHz (standard)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1000 (4000) MHz (standard)
  • Bus: 384-bit
  • Stream processors: 512
  • TMUs: 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROPs: 48
  • Size: 270x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: black
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x Dual-Link DVI, HDMI mini
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Comparison with the reference design, front view
Zotac ZONE GeForce GT 430 1GB 128-bit Zotac AMP! GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit
Zotac AMP! GeForce GTS 450 1GB 128-bit Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 460 1GB 256-bit Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB 384-bit Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580


Comparison with the reference design, rear view
Zotac ZONE GeForce GT 430 1GB 128-bit Zotac AMP! GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit
Zotac AMP! GeForce GTS 450 1GB 128-bit Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 460 1GB 256-bit Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB 384-bit Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

Zotac ZONE GeForce GT 430 1GB 128-bit has custom design, because it's equipped with SDDR3 memory rarely used in graphics solutions. In terms of size, it's similar to older Zotac AMP! GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit.

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTS 450 1GB 128-bit is shorter than standard, and it also features a custom power unit.

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 460 1GB 256-bit is very similar to the reference card.

Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB 384-bit copies the reference design completely.

Almost all these graphics cards have supplementary power connectors: GTS 450 — one 6-pin, GTX 460 — two 6-pin, GTX 580 — one 8-pin and one 6-pin.

Maximum resolutions and frequencies:

  • 240 Hz maximum refresh rate
  • 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz max. digital resolution
  • 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz max. VGA resolution

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