Zotac GTX680 AMP! Edition Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

Zotac GTX680 AMP! Edition Review

Test Setup

Zotac GTX680 AMP! Edition
ForceWare 300.99
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair AX1200W
Corsair GTX8
Corsair H100
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.

Zotac GTX680 AMP! Edition Overclocking Review  


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.


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Most Recent Comments

08-05-2012, 09:00:23


Today we take a look at one of the fastest factory overclocked cards around, the Zotac GTX680 AMP!

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08-05-2012, 09:15:38

Great review! Has me wondering if/when we might see custom 680s that use different VRMs and are not voltage locked so that we would be able to see what a 680 would do with overvolting+overclocking (MSI Lightning 680 anyone?)

Love the look of this Zotac card... one of the sexier looking GPUs I've seen so far this round.Quote

08-05-2012, 09:38:46

Nice review. I would love to have one of these!!Quote

08-05-2012, 09:51:57

Great review as always Tom! Looking forward to seeing more aftermarket coolers on the 680, and also the 670 is looking interesting! Quote

08-05-2012, 10:43:37

there is no 2222 shader clock with GTX680. lies!!! there is only the core clock.Quote

08-05-2012, 10:49:13

I can haz 680 plz?

I like the heat pipes and the orange fans on this card, performance ain't to shabby either.Quote

08-05-2012, 11:06:53

We liked the AMP cooler. Zotac should have used it on the 580 tbh.

Still can't wrap my head around some of the stock, stock oc, AMD and NVIDIA, amp, amp oc results tho. The comparisons just don't make sense.Quote

08-05-2012, 13:29:58

What a beautiful cardQuote

08-05-2012, 14:49:25


Cheery Oh Tom.Quote

09-05-2012, 13:56:16

Visually, not my cup of tea. The shroud does not really cover that much and the colour combo looks weird.

Maybe with silver heatpipes... Looks a lot like a ghetto mod to me. But the temps are nice Nice review.Quote

09-05-2012, 18:18:51

Lost Aussie
nice card. bit on the high side though. looks like the GTX 680,s are going to get better and better as time goes onQuote

10-05-2012, 09:08:39

Damn even the GTX 670 beats the GTX 580 Quote

10-05-2012, 09:16:53

Originally Posted by Anthrax27 View Post

Damn even the GTX 670 beats the GTX 580
The 670 overclocked beats the 680

Just read a review on another site and they said it's going to be about £300, which is confusing, but true. Thats around £100 cheaper than the 680 yet it's a faster card

£320 from Aria


10-05-2012, 09:52:48

Originally Posted by SieB View Post

The 670 overclocked beats the 680

Just read a review on another site and they said it's going to be about £300, which is confusing, but true. Thats around £100 cheaper than the 680 yet it's a faster card

£320 from Aria

OMG yes. Awesome card . Factory overclocked GTX 670's in sli is the way to go now Quote

10-05-2012, 10:43:34

This card looks the dog's balls Quote

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