Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! Edition
Zotac's AMP! Edition graphics cards ship pre-overclocked so we were expecting this card to be a beast
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API supported: DirectX 11
Connections: 2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GPU frequency: 950MHz
Interface type: PCI-E
Zotac has stuffed the GeForce GTX 560 GPU into no less than three cards with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! Edition standing as the flagship.
Being an AMP! Edition card the Zotac ships pre-overclocked, so rather than having its GPU and memory running at 822MHz and 1,002MHz (4,008MHz effectively), the AMP! Edition’s parts are clocked at 950MHz and 1,100MHz (4,400MHz effectively).
To keep the overclocked GPU and memory from overheating, the card is outfitted with an eye-catching high-performance cooler. The cooler is a dual-slot setup and so renders the slot just below the PCI-E x16 slot useless. The cooler while quiet initially does get slightly more audible after about 20 minutes of continuous use. That said, in a closed PC, it can barely be heard.
Unsurprisingly Zotac’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! Edition was a rocket. In our DirectX 11 Heaven v2.0 benchmark the Zotac produced figures of 82.6fps, 56.8fps and 48.9fps at 1,024 x 768, 1,680 x 1,050 and 1,920 x 1,200 pixels respectively. Palit’s pre-overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic managed figures of 78.6fps, 54.1fps and 46.5fps. Likewise in our H.A.W.X test, the Zotac belted out figures of 180fps, 125fps and 106fps to the Palit’s 172fps, 120fps and 102fps at the same resolutions mentioned above.