Zotac GTX 570 AMP! Edition Review

By on January 17, 2011
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In the steps of its elder brother.

Good: Great performer compared to HD 6970, Runs very cool despite the overclock
Bad: Does get noisier than stock GTX 570
Price: AED 1,750
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

For testing the Zotac GTX 570 AMP! Edition, we have used the Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz, Kingmax DDR3-2200 4GB, Gigabyte P67A-UD7, Kingston V-Series 64GB SSD with Windows 7 Ultimate, all of which is powered by our Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Gold PSU. For comparisons I’m using the stock GTX 570 and GTX 580, plus the HD 6970 and HD 6950.

Impressive performance there, with about 5% to 6% performance increase over the stock GTX 570, but the card GTX 570 AMP! Edition still stays well under the shadows of the GTX 580. The HD 6970 puts up a good fight, matching or even besting the GTX 570 AMP! Edition in DX 11 tests, but the stays well behind Zotac’s new overclocked card in DX 10 and DX 9 titles. Note: that the StarCraft II tests performed on the stock GTX 580 were on the old drivers; expect those figures to be in the mid-90s as last week’s GTX 580 AMP! Edition showed.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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