Macau-headquartered video card company Zotac has reportedly just announced the GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition and the GeForce GTX 680 OC 4GB Edition. With these cards, just as usual, Zotac tries its best to differentiate themselves from the other similar products on the market.
As with most of their products, the company is very successful when it comes to the originality of the design and the functionality of the cards.
The Zotac GeForce GTX 680
AMP! Edition comes with quite a large cooling system that has two 90 millimeter fans controlled by PWM, that are blowing air over a large aluminum heatsink.
The heatsink is very efficient thanks to the four copper heat pipes that help the GPU
distribute the heat evenly among the fins.
The Zotac GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition comes with clock speeds of 1,110 MHz (core base frequency), 1,176 MHz (core boost active), and the usual 6,008 MHz for the memory.
These are quite a bit higher than Nvidia’s reference speeds of 1,006/1,058/6,008 MHz.
The Zotac GeForce GTX 680 OC 4 GB Edition, has the same Nvidia
reference board design with ZOTAC’s brand stickers. The card packs double the memory amount when compared to the reference board.
This version sticks to Nvidia reference clock speeds, but the 4 GB of GDDR5 memory will certainly make a difference in very demanding 3D applications.
Both cards have the same display output layout: two dual-link DVI connectors and one HDMI, along with a DisplayPort.
Power is supplied by the two 6-pin PCIe power inputs and both cards include Assassin's Creed 3-game packs.
In Japan, both cards are priced the same – 750 USD. That would be around 580 EUR for the European gamers, which is quite expensive, if we may say so.