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ZOTAC adds readout LEDs to GeForce 8600GTS. Cool or not?

by Tarinder Sandhu on 9 June 2007, 14:24

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Computex 2007 New kid on the graphics-card block, as far as NVIDIA's GeForce series is concerned, is ZOTAC.

The brand is the retail arm of PC Partner, a company that, far from incidentally, makes graphics cards for Sapphire.

It's difficult to differentiate yourself in a homogeneous market but ZOTAC's GeForce 8600 GTS tries to do that.

The card features an add-on LED display that shows the temperature of the board and the GPU.

However, the design is still in its early stages, as you can see from the shot below that we took at COMPUTEX.


We're not wholly convinced that even the most ardent enthusiasts will want to spend time peering into their windowed chassis just to get a readout that will remain relatively static. Still, some innovation is better than nothing and it might make an interesting talking-point.





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now if we could just get one that works for the cpu....
@starbuck Would it be possible, d'you reckon to use a fan with lightweight LED's attacked to the blades which blink to show a preprogrammed (or in this case realtime) message?

In theory you could do it with one blade covered in those little LEDS and it'd be able to show what the temperature is..

Hmm, you'd need to connect it to another port somewhere though..
Whiternoise
@starbuck Would it be possible, d'you reckon to use a fan with lightweight LED's attacked to the blades which blink to show a preprogrammed (or in this case realtime) message?

In theory you could do it with one blade covered in those little LEDS and it'd be able to show what the temperature is..

Hmm, you'd need to connect it to another port somewhere though..


Problem then is that you can't normally see the fans on the graphics card...
finlay666
Problem then is that you can't normally see the fans on the graphics card...


yea, always facing downwards, i suppose you could put a mirror on the bottom of the case :laugh:

i dunno i dont really like it, having one on the cpu? if the mobo had a section of led's to show the temps of all parts then that would be cool. but for parts it seems too much.

btw i like the green computex layout. makes a change from the hexus orange :D
I think it's a great idea, my gfx card (soon to be replaced) varies between 80 and 130C when playing 3d games. It would be nice to see the temperature without switching to the desktop and display properties.

Or the simpler solution I guess is just to get a decent gfx card in the first place :p