ZOTAC GTX 760 ZALMAN VF3000 2GB/256bit Full Review

Zotac GTX 760 Zalman VF3000

ZOTAC GTX 760 Zalman VF3000

ASK Inc. Japan has announced its latest graphics card called ZOTAC GeForce GTX 760 ZALMAN with VF3000 cooling solution. ZOTAC is one of the best manufacturer and supplier of low end to high-end graphics card solution for gaming and this card is just one of their creation. On the other hand, Zalman is a well-known company for creating cooling devices for processor, low noise power supplies and cooling options for video cards.

This card is one of my target graphics card last year to match with my orange/black theme rig, although I wasn’t able to wait for it any longer and bought a different card instead. I was really happy when I’ve seen this particular model of GTX 760 that is was already available in the Philippines as I really didn’t expect that this particular version will be released here in our country because it was released by a Japanese company.

ZOTAC GTX 760 Specifications and Features

The ZOTAC GTX 760 2GB DDR5 graphics card will be featuring a slightly slower core clock of 1,059MHz (1,124MHz Boost Clock ) compared to the 1111MHz base clock (1176MHz Boost Clock) of ZOTAC GTX 760 AMP edition.  It will also feature a 2GB of memory running at 7,200MHz with a 256-bit memory interface, PCI-E 3.0 x 116, 1152 CUDA Cores, and will have dual-link DVI-I, dual-link DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs supporting up to 4 screen output with multi-display function. The GTX 760 Zalman VF3000 needs 8-pin × 1 and 6 pin × 1 auxiliary power to run.

NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 Technology

The ZOTAC GTX 760 ZALMAN will also have overclocking tools so you can take full advantage of the NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology to “FIRESTORM”. With this tool even a user that has no experience with overclocking will be very easy to understand because of its user friendly interface. You can also perform monitoring clock adjustment easily, fan control, the GPU, the profile is possible to create up to a maximum of five. You can follow this thread regarding Zotac GTX 760 overclock capabilities.

Zalman VF3000 vs Reference Design Cooling Performance

ZOTAC GTX 760 Zalman vs GTX 760 reference cooler



This only proves that Zalman’s VF3000 cooling technology is not just good looking but also efficient in terms of dissipating heat of the GTX 760 graphics card.

Unboxing Video of ZOTAC GTX 760 Zalman Edition

Here is an unboxing video of the actual graphics card made also by a Pinoy techie. Credits to the owner of this video.


ZOTAC GTX 760 Zalman VF3000 Availability and Pricing

The Zotac GTX 760 Zalman was already available in the Philippines and you can buy this card for around 13,500php brandnew (price when it was released here in the PH last year 2014), but because it is no longer the latest in line of graphics card it was on sale for only 8,999php as of January 27, 2015 via PCHub’s TipidPC item list.

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