Zotac GTX680 AMP! Edition Review
Published: 8th May 2012 | Source: Zotac | Price: |
Zotac GTX680 AMP! Edition
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Noctua NF-F12 Fans
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Naturally when a card comes out of the box with this level of performance it's difficult to squeeze too much more out and we managed an extra 40MHz at both standard and boost speeds. So we expect the 'stock' results to match our previous overclocked reference card, and the overclocked AMP! to not bring too much to the party. But that's why we test, to find out.
Blimey. If the reference design traded silence for fairly high temperatures, then the sheer surface area of the AMP! shows how cool a GTX680 can be. Not only is it the coolest at idle of any of our cards on test, but it's not far away from being the coolest when under load either. An amazing result, especially when you remember how fast this card is clocked to.