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This really is more like it. We've been impressed by the overclocked AMP! cards from Zotac before - most recently the fantastic GTX 670 AMP! - and it's trying to continue that trend with the GTX 660 Ti AMP! edition. Where the other manufacturers have approached the new Nvidia card as just another big GPU with high clockspeeds, Zotac has been a little smarter. Using the same reference PCB as the GTX 670, it's managed to create a card with a far smaller footprint than the competition. You've got to give it props for taking a different approach to the others - especially considering it's managed to hit the same GPU frequency as the slightly pricier Gigabyte card. The AMP! is right up there with the big boys in terms of gaming performance. In fact, in some instances it manages to hit a higher boost clock for longer. That orange-tinged fan array helps the chip spit out the occasional higher frame rate than the GTX 660 Ti competition.
ZOTAC always has a unique way of approaching the market, whether it be via unique color profiles or just the simply outlandish cooler designs on the AMP series of cards. Today we take a look at their newly released GTX 660 Ti offering from the AMP Edition lineup and see how it stacks up to what the big boys has to offer. ZOTAC is widely known for their SFF offerings, but the enthusiasts community is a much harder nut to crack, as there are so many long time manufacturers already in this space. This has not deterred ZOTAC in the least as they jumped in quite some time ago with their AMP editions and show no sign of slowing down. Today we have the newest offering from Nvidia's GeForce lineup the GTX 660 Ti which is based on the same GK104 GPU as the 680 and 670 cards we have seen previously. Some e-tailers will bundle this card with Borderlands 2 which is awesome as it just adds value to the deal. This card is a very small PCB similar to the reference design on the 670 model we saw recently. This is great as we have seen many cases where these types of cards can deliver great performance and also fit into small enclosures which allows for a excellent performing gaming system without needing a huge chassis to hold it.
Over the last several months, Nvidia has made a strong point of releasing its newest 600-series video cards with powerful reference specifications that have turned out astonishing performance at the low-high end (the GeForce GTX 670), the high-high end (the GTX 680), and the dual-GPU ridiculously high end (the GTX 690). But in filling in the supporting foundation, the company has given its board partners more initial latitude. This is evident with the Zotac GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition, which tweaks Nvidia's GTX 660 Ti chipset in several crucial ways that help the card deliver additional performance. Even with those changes, the card is not a surefire winner in every situation, but it's a highly respectable choice for $329. Because Zotac's card doesn't stray far from the foundational technologies used in the GTX 660 Ti chipset—and, by extension, those utilized in Nvidia's new Kepler architecture overall—we're not going to spend a lot of time rehashing them here. Check out our technical rundown of the GTX 660 Ti for more thorough information. As far as this specific card is concerned, it significantly boosts the key areas of Nvidia's reference design.
|Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP Edition 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card ZT-60804-10P||$331.98||See it|
|Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP Edition 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card ZT-60804-10P||$355.53||See it|