Zotac GTX 780 – a quiet high end card?

One of the issues with high-end gaming is the noise and heat generated. It’s fine if you having a specific gaming room but if you’ve got your PC set up in the lounge like so many of us do nowadays, it’s a big concern. Zotac have just announced a new quiet version of one of the most powerful cards on the market, the full details are below but if it works, this could be key for anyone looking to upgrade.

ZOTAC Amplifies GeForce GTX 780 for Faster and Quieter Performance

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New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition delivers superior quietness and insanely-fast performance

HONG KONG – Aug. 13, 2013 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today amplifies the GeForce GTX 780 with a new Triple Silencer Enhanced Cooling system for superior quietness. The insanely-fast ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition gives demanding gamers an extra performance edge for superior smoothness without sacrificing maximum visual quality or noise levels.

Our engineers spent extra time fine-tuning the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition to perfection,” says Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International. “We took that extra time to push the base clock past 1 GHz for up to a 16-percent performance boost and topped it off with our brand new Triple Silencer enhanced cooling system. The result is an amazing graphics card that‘s faster and quieter.“

A brand new ZOTAC Triple Silencer enhanced cooling solution that incorporates three quiet high-performance fans that reduce temperatures up to 10C and noise levels by 15dBA under heavy gaming loads is exclusive to the GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition. The ZOTAC Triple Silencer is finished off with signature orange fan blades and a black fan shroud for styling that looks as good as it performs.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition!

General details

  • New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition graphics card

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU

  • Engine clock: 1006 MHz (base)

    • 1059 MHz (boost)

  • 2,304 processor cores

  • 3GB GDDR5 memory

  • Memory clock: 6208 MHz

  • 384-bit memory interface

  • Triple Silencer Enhanced Cooling System

  • PCI Express 3.0 interface

  • NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology

  • NVIDIA Surround capable

  • NVIDIA FXAA & TXAA technology

  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync

  • NVIDIA SLI (3-way) ready

  • NVIDIA SHIELD gaming portable ready

  • NVIDIA NVENC video transcoding acceleration capable

  • DirectX 11.1(feature level 11_0) technology & Shader Model 5.1

  • OpenGL 4.3 compatible

  • Blu-ray 3D ready

  • Loss-less audio bitstream capable

  • ZOTAC Boost Premium software bundle

    • Nero Kwikmedia

    • XBMC

    • UNIGINE Heaven DX11 Benchmark

  • ZOTAC Splinter Cell Compilation game voucher

    • Splinter Cell Double Agent

    • Splinter Cell Conviction

    • Splinter Cell Blacklist (downloadable summer 2013)

Specifications:

Product Name

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

Engine Clock speed

1006 MHz (base)

1059 MHz (boost)

Processor Cores

2,304

Shader Clock

N/A

Memory Clock speed

6208 MHz

Memory

3GB GDDR5

Memory interface

384-bit

Display Outputs

2 x DL-DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI

HDCP

Yes

Cooling

Triple Silencer (dual-slot)

DirectX version

DirectX 11.1 (feature level 11_0) with Shader Model 5.1

Other hardware features

Hardware accelerated Blu-ray 3D ready

Software Features

Hardware Video Decode Acceleration Technology, NVIDIA CUDA technology, NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology, NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync technology, NVIDIA Surround ready, OpenGL 4.3
Windows capability Windows 7/8 ready

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