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Zotac 9400GT 512MB

Zotac 9400GT

Introduction

Over the past few years, nVidia have become used to holding the performance crown firmly on their brow. With the recent introduction of ATI as the Queen Bee of the GPU world with their 4 series of cards, especially with the 4870 x2 taking the top performance award, nVidia have been playing catchup. With that said, the green camp have released a wide range of mid-range cards with very low price points, in an attempt to draw in the mid to budget range crowd. Today we have the 9400GT from Zotac, a company that’s reputation has grown steadily over the last few years. Will this card stand up to our scrutiny? Lets find out.

NB. Our model of the 9400GT is a passively cooled model, not like the one in the above picture.

 

About Zotac

ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited was established in 2006 with a mission to deliver superb quality of NVIDIA graphic solutions to the industry. It has strong backup from parent group, PC Partner Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, factory in Mainland China and regional sales offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. The support ZOTAC provides is currently the largest of its kind around the world.

 

Specifications

Graphics Processing Unit

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400 GT @ 550 MHz engine clock
  • 16 Stream Processors
  • Dual 400 MHz RamDAC
  • Max. Resolution @ 2560 x 1600
  • True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting with 16x full- screen anti-aliasing

Memory

  • 512MB GDDR3 / GDDR2
  • 1400 / 800 MHz memory clock
  • 128-bit memory bus

Bus Support

  • PCI Express 2.0 // PCI Express x16

3D Acceleration

  • Microsoft® DirectX®10 support
  • Unified Shader Model 4.0
  • OpenGL 2.1

Features

  • PureVideo™ HD Technology
  • HDTV Ready
  • Vista™ Ready
  • HDCP Ready
  • RoHS Compliant