Zotac GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition

The Zotac GTX 580 AMP! Edition is sensibly priced compared to Asus' Matrix GTX 580 card which is also factory overclocked

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Zotac GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition Zotac's GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition is insanely powerful yet sensibly priced
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  August 18, 2011

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Key Specs

API supported: DirectX 11
Connections: 2x DVI, HDMI
GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 580
GPU frequency: 815MHz
Interface type: PCI-E

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Zotac's GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition is designed for those interested in fluid framerates and, in the company's GTX 580 portfolio, it sits behind only the bonkers Zotac GeForce GTX 580 AMP2! Edition.

Retailing for US $560 Zotac's GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition isn't exactly inexpensive. However, when you compare it to Asus' Matrix GTX 580 P/2DIS/1536MD5, which retails for $750 and Gigabyte's GV-N570SO-13I, which retails for $510, Zotac's card makes sense.            

This is even more so when comparing the Zotac to the Gigabyte card because the latter offers an overclocked GTX 570 GPU and only 1,280MB of GDDR5 memory to the latter's GTX 580 GPU and 1,536MB of memory.

In terms of performance we found ourselves pleased with the Zotac's numbers. In our DirectX 10-compliant H.A.W.X benchmark the card produced figures of 200fps, 156fps and 134fps. The much more expensive Asus card on the other hand managed figures of 202fps, 153fps and 134fps.

At the same time the Zotac was also faster than Gigabyte's overclocked GTX 570 card which only managed figures of 199fps, 144fps and 127fps. While the Zotac is only a fraction faster in our benchmark tests it's worth remembering that newer games will likely bog down the GTX 570-powered Gigabyte faster than they would Zotac's GTX 580.

Verdict: A sensibly priced high-end Nvidia card that offers solid performance figures and a quiet cooling system.

2212 days ago
Johan
User rating: 4 stars

Pros: Quiet Card Doesnt Make Much Noise

Cons: The Card Gets Really Hot When Playing On High Graphics Mode And Really Bad Overclocker U Can Only Reach 830Mhz With It

I Advice With The Gigabyte Geforce Gtx 580 It Can Reach 1Ghz Easily And Double Ur Performance instead of Buying A Zotac Get Th Gigabyte One Same Price And It Have 3 Fans And Supports Dual Bios :D

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