"A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we're good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression." ? Jane McGonigal, 'Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.'
Every video game has a different story. However, the one thing that is common among all of them is that is they try and provide top notch graphics. To ensure that these video games run smoothly, you need a graphics card. However, there are a few very important questions you need to ask yourself before buying a graphics card. Are you looking for a graphics card that enhances your gaming experience? Do you want to switch easily between the pre-sets? Are you a hard-core gamer and want an addition to your system that will optimise the stock gaming and OC profiles? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you need not wait any longer. One of the most popular gaming accessories companies in the world, ZOTAC brings to you the Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card ZT-90103-10P. This is one device that will optimise your gaming experience like never before. So what are you waiting for? Buy the Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card ZT-90103-10P online now and get it delivered to your doorstep.
A graphics card that optimises your gaming experience
Before you choose a graphics card, there are certain factors that you need to keep in mind. The first factor you need to consider while selecting a graphics card is the kind of expansion slot you are going to use. You need to pick a proper expansion slot to get the best out of the card you purchase. You can almost be certain that your motherboard will have more than one expansion slot. All the slots differ greatly in speed so you need to pick the right kind of slot. You should also keep in mind the type of video outputs you need. The main reason for this is that your graphics card is responsible for sending the video signal through a cable to your monitor. There are two ways to do this - the old analogue way and the new digital way. This graphics card comes with two separate monitor outputs. You can hook a monitor to each output and run them simultaneously. If you often wish you had more screen space, then running multiple monitors is the way to go. The next thing you need to consider is the generation of graphics card you need. You can get a general idea of the capabilities of a given graphics card by checking its technology generation. The latest operating system compatibility is also something that you should look out for. This card is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems. One of the decisions you have to make is how much video RAM is available on the graphics card. The reason is that a graphics card has its own memory for speed. A graphics card can access its own memory much faster than it can access memory on the motherboard. The Video RAM is used to hold the most commonly accessed operands needed by the graphics card to draw its images. Less commonly used operands can be moved to the graphics card from the motherboard memory when needed. Having a local video RAM on the graphics card makes things run much faster. If you don't run games (or plan to run Vista with the Aero user interface) then graphics card performance may not mean very much to you. However, if you care about performance, then having the right amount of video RAM is very important. Making sure that the graphics card fits your case is also of paramount importance. This particular graphics card has two cooling fans. This makes sure that your system stays nice and cool. Due to the heavy load that any graphics card exerts, this feature is a necessity. If the chips get too hot then the graphics card can malfunction or even be permanently damaged.
If gamers want to quickly switch between the three pre-sets including a silent mode optimised for power efficiency and an overclocking and OC Mode to get the most power out of your graphics card, they easily can do so. In fact, you can do this without worrying about learning how to overclock them thanks to the bundled ZOTAC GAMING App gamers. The ZOTAC Twin Frozr IV Advanced has been completely customised for the R9 290 GAMING 4G to deliver the best thermal experience. The design uses a larger copper base for heat absorption. The heat pipes are in contact with a bigger part of the heat sink and exposed to more airflow to ensure the highest performance of the GPU because of the optimal temperatures. This, combined with the dual form-in-one heat sinks that add both a cooling ability and structural reinforcement, keeps the R9 290 GAMING 4G stays cool and safe.
1664 CUDA cores 256-bit memory bus Engine clock (base): 1203 MHz, (boost): 1355 MHz Memory clock: 7200 MHz
DL-DVI (2560x1600) 3 x DisplayPort (4Kat60Hz) HDMI 2.0 (4Kat60Hz) Quad simultaneous display capable Triple-fan IceStorm w/Carbon ExoArmor OC+
NVIDIA GeForce driver Microsoft DirectX 12 OpenGL 4.4 OpenCL Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8 32/64-bit
NVIDIA SHIELD ready NVIDIA SLI ready NVIDIA GameWorks technology NVIDIA MFAA technology NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution technology
500-watt power supply recommended 176-watt max power consumption 2 x 8-pin PCI Express power connectors
CPU Speed: 1203 MHz
Product Dimensions: 42 cm x 29.6 cm x 10.5 cm