Nvidia & Zotac GTX 670 (AMP! Edition) Review

By on May 10, 2012
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A GTX 680, but more affordable.


For testing the new GTX 670, the below testbed was used.

Note: The other cards may not always match up to the performance of the one being tested due to new drivers. In this case I used GeForce 301.33 for testing the Zotac GTX 670 AMP! Edition.

Benchmarks & Settings

Below are the details of how each benchmark was conducted with specific details of settings used. All of the below benchmarks were run at a resolution of 1920×1080.


Overclocking the Nvidia reference GTX 670 was quite easy. I bumped the voltage in ASUS GPU Tweak fro 987mV to 1175mV, allowing me to bump speeds up to (boosted) 1105MHz. While this 13% increase in core clock speeds was impressive, in real life it didn’t yield any performance gain over 2%.

Similarly the Zotac GTX 670 AMP! Edition, no matter how much I pushed the voltage, would not go beyond 1245MHz. This 6% increase in core clock barely resulted in a performance increase beyond 1%. Therefore none of these results will be shown in the benchmarks below as they barely make a dent in the overall scheme of things.

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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.

  • Colaxs

    nice review once again Taimoor. You’ve been busy with reviews this year :)

    Wanted to ask you, the price that you’ve indicated on the first page, is it for the reference 670 or is it for the Amp edition?

    Do you think it’s worth it to upgrade from a 6970 to this?

    Thanks for the awesome job you guys are doing..

    • Farscaper

       Going from a 7950 oc to a 670 oc myself so id say hell yer.

  • Maroon 5

    Nvidia’s GTX 680 launched 2 months back with much hype, and not only
    did it live up to the expectations, but also set a new benchmark on how
    much performance can be squeezed out with such little power.

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