Zotac GT 710 2GB DDR3 Zone Edition Graphics Card
Make your entire PC experience faster with the new ZOTAC GeForce® GT 710 dedicated graphics card. Now, you can enjoy better performance than integrated graphics in all your favorite PC applications delivering rock-solid reliability and stability with GeForce® ExperienceTM.Make your entire PC experience faster with the new ZOTAC GeForce® GT 710 dedicated graphics card. Now, you can enjoy better performance than integrated graphics in all your favorite PC applications delivering rock-solid reliability and stability with GeForce® Experience™.
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature. Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.
It equips a GPU codenamed GF119-300-A1 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 898MHz.
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.Cooling Solution .The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.
With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.GeForce GT 710 is a direct rebrand of GeForce GT 620 v2. Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below Radeon HD 6450.
We recommend a modest processor (Pentium G) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 710. Overview GeForce GT 610 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA’s Entry-Level GeForce GT 610, created by Zotac.The Central Unit runs at the same speed.The Operating Memory Clock runs at 533MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.
The Cooling System remains the same.Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 610 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 61
ZOTAC has quietly introduced a new video card which is compatible with virtually every desktop PC released in the recent years. The new GeForce GT 710 graphics card with PCIe 3.0 x1 interface is not going to outperform modern higher-end iGPUs in games, but it will help owners of very low-cost systems, particularly those which may not even have a PCIe x16 slot, to add support for another display, or improve over the performance of completely outdated iGPUs.
The ZOTAC GeForce GT 710 1 GB (ZT-71304-20L) video card is powered by a cut-down version of NVIDIA’s GK208 GPU with 192 CUDA cores, 16 texture units and 8 ROPs. The GPU is based on the Kepler architecture, which supports Direct3D feature level 11_0, OpenGL 4.5 as well as OpenCL 1.2 APIs. The chip is clocked at 954 MHz and has compute performance of around 366 GFLOPS (well below that of modern iGPUs). The card is equipped with 1 GB of DDR3-1600 memory featuring 12.8 GB/s bandwidth.
The card comes in half height half length (HHHL) form-factor and is shipped with two brackets (for low-profile and standard PCs) to maximize compatibility with various computers. The graphics board has minimal (19W) power consumption and does not require active cooling (which means, it is also whisper quiet).
The main selling points of the ZOTAC GT 710 are its PCIe 3.0 x1 interface as well as three display outputs — DVI, HDMI 1.4 and D-Sub. Some entry-level PCs simply do not have PCIe x16 or x8 slots to install a graphics card, but virtually all desktops released in the last ten years have at least one PCIe x1 slot. ZOTAC’s new graphics card promises to be compatible with such systems.
If owners of such PCs need to add one or two more display outputs, or just find their iGPUs too slow in Windows 10, they can buy the GeForce GT 710 1 GB PCIe 3.0 x1 graphics adapter. The board supports up to three displays, which should be enough for many workloads.
Makers of graphics cards position their NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 boards as solutions for entry-level PCs running Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium processors with mediocre iGPUs, and these are typically the comparisons you’llsee vendors make as it doesn’t take much to surpass low-end iGPUs.
That said, while the GeForce GT 710 can indeed be considerably faster than outdated integrated GPUs, it is unlikely that it can enable decent performance in demanding video games, and this is more likely to be pitched as a card for MOBAs and similar low-impact games.
From a sales perspective, since the GK208 GPU is not a new graphics chip – having been launched back in 2013 – it is somewhat surprising to see that virtually all partners of NVIDIA decided to release their new video cards powered by the GPU.
The market for such adapters is very limited these days because 100% of entry-level PCs use iGPUs. Moreover, even in countries like China, where inexpensive hardware is sold in large quantities, more and more gamers are adopting higher-end discrete video cards, according to media reports.
Meanwhile from a technical perspective, as the GeForce GTX 710 are designed for low-end PCs, many of such video cards come in half-height/half-length form-factor. Typical for low-end cards (especially those expected to sell well in the APAC market), all of the GT 710s we’ve seen so far feature D-Sub analogue monitor output for compatibility with older monitors, along with the more typical DVI and/or HDMI/DP connectors. Meanwhile GT 710 is rated for a TDP of just 20 W, so many of the cards use passive cooling solutions, while the rest feature small fans.