Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition 1.5GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition 1.5GB GDDR5  PCIe
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Based on 10 scores, 22 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Higher GPU and memory frequencies, High performance in contemporary games, High minimal performance compared with AMD products, Unbeatable performance in SLI mode, High performance with enabled tessellation, Wide range of supported FSAA modes, Improved CS
  • Considerably lower temperatures than reference design, Overclocked out of the box, Reasonably priced, Good overclocking potential, Native HDMI output, GDDR5 memory, Lower power draw than reference design, Support for DirectX 11, Support for NVIDIA 3D Visi

Cons:

  • Tripleslot formfactor, Sloppy cooling system implementation, Insufficient performance of the TMU subsystem, Low overclocking potential, No support for Protected Audio Path.
  • Very noisy fan in idle, Requires three slots in the system, DirectX 11 won't be relevant for quite a while

Expert reviews and ratings

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

Up until late last year, the GeForce GTX 480 was NVIDIA's golden child. Time has since passed the 400 series by and the high-end 500 series cards now hold that title, but that doesn't mean this card should be dismissed just yet.As evident by our...

By XtremeComputing on

Once again, I think it’s worth pointing out that the Inno3D GTX 480 is in itself an overclocked card (720Mhz core, 1440Mhz shader, 3800Mhz memory). So the Zotac GTX 480 AMP’s performance will be even better than the stock GTX 480 which is...

By HotHardware on

Going into this article, we had a good idea of how the Zotac GTX 480 Amp Edition would perform. That's because we recently tested a similarly overclocked GTX 480 from EVGA, and the clock speeds of the two cards were very close, a difference of only...

By Kitguru.net on 80

A few weeks ago we reviewed the and walked away with generally favourable feelings – after all there was no doubting the astonishing tessellation performance and frame rate prowess with all of the leading game engines. We did however have...

By TechRadar on 90

Nothing inspires less confidence in the quiet running of a top-end GPU than the words 'dual-turbine' slapped onto its cooler. That said, though, the plain black stock cooler that usually adorns the vanilla-flavoured Nvidia GTX 480 could quite...

By X-bit Labs on

The Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! graphics card we used for this review features an advanced and quiet cooling system which can keep its GPU as cool as 70°C. It also comes with pre-overclocked frequencies. However,...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

The Zotac GTX 480 AMP! is the first pre-overclocked GTX 480 we’ve seen. We were sceptical about how impressive such cards were likely to be, given how hot and loud the stock card runs.Happily we can say that the Zotac has proved us wrong to a...

By HEXUS.net on 80

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 AMP! is a well-overclocked Fermi-based card - 756MHz core/3,800MHz memory vs. 700MHz/3,696MHz for reference - that's very quiet in operation. How's that for an apparent oxymoron, folks?ZOTAC has achieved what seemed...

By techPowerUp! on 85

It looks like ZOTAC did the right thing partnering up with Zalman. At about 5% faster, the GeForce GTX 480 Amp! Edition offers a solid performance improvement over NVIDIA's reference design. Thanks to the VF3000 thermal solution from Zalman this...

International Review By PC-Max on

Obwohl die GTX 480 AMP! je nach Anwendung und Szenario knapp 15 bis 20 Prozent langsamer als das aktuelle Fermi-Flaggschiff ist, bietet die High-End-Grafikkarte ein mittlerweile gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Der werksseitig übertaktete...

International Review By Hardware-Mag on

Abgesehen von der durchaus gelungenen Optik der ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition, hat die Karte auch rein technisch gesehen einiges zu bieten! Durch die zusätzlichen MHz in allen Bereichen kann sich die aufgebohrte GeForce GTX 480 von seinem...

International Review By Sabios del PC on 100

Tenemos ante nosotros a una de las tarjetas gráficas más potentes del mercado y la más potente de un solo núcleo, el tope de gama de Zotac que machaco los resultados obtenidos hasta ahora en los test que realizamos en Sabios del PC y...

International Review By Technic3D on 84

Zotac verbesserte die GTX 480 Grafikkarte in allen Bereichen. Also mehr als erwartet, da auch die Leistungsaufnahme ein besseres Verhalten an den Tag legt, ohne das die GTX 480 Grafikkarte damit zu einem Sparwunder wird. Mehr Performance und eine...

International Review By 3DChip on

Jeder Test geht einmal zu Ende, da macht dieser keine Ausnahme. Die Zotac GTX 480 AMP macht in der Praxis einen sehr guten Eindruck.Die Karte ist schnell, der Kühler hat nie Probleme und noch Reserven fürs Übertakten und die Lüfter...

International Review By AwardFabrik on 77

Man könnte fast sagen, dass Zotac mit den AMP! Grafikkarten GF100 Karten verkauft, wie alle GF100 Karten direkt hätten sein sollen. Auch die GTX480 AMP! brilliert mit einem sehr niedrigen Geräuschpegel, sodass...

International Review By ComputerBase on

GeForce GTX 480 erträglich laut geht nicht? Geht doch! Das beweist nach einer sehr guten Vorstellung der GeForce GTX 470 AMP! nun auch die GeForce GTX 480 AMP!.Das Kühlsystem der GeForce GTX 480 AMP! arbeitet auf einem völlig anderen...

International Review By PC Labs on

Zotac'ın AMP! Edition modelleri özel soğutmayla desteklenmiş, genel olarak overclock'a yönelik özel modellerden. Eh, GeForce GTX 480 de tek GPU'da en yüksek performans gösteren kart olmasının...

International Review By PCWorld DK on 67

Producenten Zotac har sat sig for at forbedre det velkendte GTX 480 fra Nvidia. Klik for større billede. Som vores aktuelle test af det prismæssigt overkommelige Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 understreger, er mellemklassen proppet med fornuftig...

International Review By HardTecs4U on

Unsere nachfolgende Gesamtwertung bezieht sich ausschließlich auf den aktuellen Status Quo und das aktuelle Testfeld und spiegelt in der Zusammenfassung unsere Erfahrungen im Test wieder. Man gelangt mittels Klick auf die einzelne Wertungskategorie...

International Review By Clubic on 80

Du côté de la GeForce GTX 480 Amp! Edition, l'histoire est quelque peu différente, mais notre conclusion pas forcément plus enjouée. Conscient que les classiques GeForce GTX 480 sont effectivement beaucoup trop bruyantes, Zotac tente d'apporter...