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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.

So here we have a pre-overclocked card with the same stock heatsink as the reference Nvidia cards, and if the GTX 580 AMP! Edition is anything to go by, the overclocking headroom here isn’t going to be high. And so the Zotac GTX 570 AMP! Edition had an unsurprisingly measly overclock of 815 MHz, compared to factory speeds of 780MHz and reference Nvidia speeds of 732MHz on the core clock.

The barely 2% overclock results in an equal result compared to the stock GTX 570 AMP! Edition speeds, however, the card is creeping up really close to its elder brother here. Not that surprising to be honest, I did expect this much muscle from the GTX 570.

So what does that leave us with? We have a nicely clocked mid-range high-end card that’s trying to touch the skies but isn’t showing enough of an effort. The card by itself is very good, especially for those who don’t want to dabble in the world of overclocking, but it’s the price point of the Zotac GTX 570 AMP! Edition where it all…………..

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