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Review: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition [Updated]

by Parm Mann on 17 September 2013, 13:00

Tags: ZOTAC, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Conclusion

...goes like the clappers, is sturdily built and comes bundled with Batman: Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell Compilation, and a five-year extended warranty.

When building a gaming PC, there's no tougher decision than choosing which graphics card to buy. Right now, extreme users perusing the specification sheets of today's fastest cards will no doubt be lusting after the GeForce GTX 780. And rightfully so. Factory overclocked variants of said card offer GTX Titan-like performance for between £500 and £600.

Nvidia's second-rung card remains the go-to solution for gaming enthusiasts, but this ever-evolving landscape is such that the decision isn't quite so simple. All signs suggest that rival AMD will be launching a new generation of Radeons before the end of the year, so you may be inclined to wait until you see how things pan out, and let's not forget the recent price cuts that have added to the attraction of older cards.

Those willing to accept the pros and cons of multi-GPU solutions should note that the dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990 offers blistering performance and can now be had for less than the cost of a single GeForce GTX 780. And, if it's a high-performance bargain you're after, the previous-generation GeForce GTX 680 can be yours for under £250. Sure, it won't be nearly as quick as its 7-series successor, but it is half the price.

We're not making the decision any easier, are we? Here's what we're getting at: in order for a £500-plus GeForce GTX 780 to be worthy of consideration, it simply must excel in each and every aspect.

The AMP! Edition ticks every applicable box - it goes like the clappers, is sturdily built and comes bundled with Batman: Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell Compilation, and a five-year extended warranty. Cutting to the chase, Zotac's revised BIOS has made this one of the fastest and most attractive GeForce GTX 780s that money can buy.

The Good

The fastest GTX 780 we've tested
Overclocked on both core and memory
Five-year extended warranty
Good bundle

The Bad

Pricey at £560
High power-draw

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Zotac GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition

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Looks gr8 but a bit expensive.
Ouch, noise graphs! All round the gainward GLH looks the better card tbh
Too noisy for my liking. And I would expect better boost prior to OC for that price.
i actually bought two from newegg in the US. they are actually the same price as stock 780s right now and it comes with splinter cell compliation (3 games including black list) and also with batman arkham origins. The games alone jusitify the purchase against stock 780's.

So if you see a good deal i would not pass these guys up, especially those in the US right now. I don't know how much longer they will be offering $150 dollars in games with Zotac gtx 780's on newegg but while thy do its almost a no brainier in my eyes ;)
any news when the bios update will drop for those of use who already got cards?