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ZOTAC Amplifies GeForce GTX 780 for Class-Dominating Performance

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ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today amplifies the GeForce GTX 780 beyond 1 GHz for class-dominating performance. The insanely-fast ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition gives demanding gamers an extra performance edge for superior smoothness without sacrificing maximum visual quality.

"Our engineers spent extra time fine-tuning the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition to perfection," says Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International. "We took that extra time to push the base clock past 1 GHz, boost the memory clock by 3-percent and top it off with our brand new Triple Silencer enhanced cooling system."

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God I hate the marketing bulsh*t these companies muster up and spend thousands of dollars to write. Though admittedly, the card looks nice, but I'll overclock my cards myself thanks, and retain warranty regardless.
 
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Zotac cards always seem to have the highest out-of-box clocks, but sometimes they seem to be already overclocked past the point of instability.

I'd take ASUS or MSI's factory OC stuff, thank you very much.
 
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but I'll overclock my cards myself thanks, and retain warranty regardless.
I agree. To be perfectly honest, I've never understood buying a factory OC'ed card when the OC's are never anywhere near what someone can accomplish on their own.
 

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I agree. To be perfectly honest, I've never understood buying a factory OC'ed card when the OC's are never anywhere near what someone can accomplish on their own.
Sometimes the factory binning helps.
 
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Sometimes the factory binning helps.
That is overrated IMO. Perhaps there is a slight higher average on the Matrix/Lightning/etc but for the most part they are all within a 20-30MHz range at the high end. MUCH more depends on the quality of the core than the power bits and PCB for ambient overclockers. ;)
 
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Zotac cards always seem to have the highest out-of-box clocks, but sometimes they seem to be already overclocked past the point of instability.

I'd take ASUS or MSI's factory OC stuff, thank you very much.
Why? Zotac has more warranty time and better than both combined.

My Zotac GPU has 5 yrs warranty, the only one that comes close is EVGA as far as I know.
 
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Why? Zotac has more warranty time and better than both combined.
My Zotac GPU has 5 yrs warranty, the only one that comes close is EVGA as far as I know.
Seconded. My experience with Zotac has been good. Usually reasonably priced in relation to the competition (esp for the clockspeed), and support from both the PC Partner AIB divisions (Sapphire and Zotac) has been more prompt and easier to navigate than Asus, Gigabyte (local geographic distribution office) and MSI (3.5 weeks to get a reply from presumably head office last time out effectively curtailed my Microstar purchasing).
Still tend to go with EVGA. As a frequent upgrader, having the warranty tied to the card rather than the registered owner makes resell a lot easier.
 
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Seconded. My experience with Zotac has been good. Usually reasonably priced in relation to the competition (esp for the clockspeed), and support from both the PC Partner AIB divisions (Sapphire and Zotac) has been more prompt and easier to navigate than Asus, Gigabyte (local geographic distribution office) and MSI (3.5 weeks to get a reply from presumably head office last time out effectively curtailed my Microstar purchasing).
Still tend to go with EVGA. As a frequent upgrader, having the warranty tied to the card rather than the registered owner makes resell a lot easier.
Thirded. Zotac even allowed me to voltmod the bios of my GTX580 because of some instability issues (after having convinced them that my WC loop was adequate enough to handle it) while still being covered by warranty!

Nothing but praise from me.
 
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My gripe was mostly to do with some of their older stuff. A friend got a 570 AMP! which would become unstable at the factory clocks.

Turned out the solution was to raise the voltage from 1.0 to about 1.025, but after going through the Zotac forums it seems they had a lot of similar cases to this. My surmise is that really some of the AMP! edition cards are so aggressively clocked that there is very little tolerance for voltage. They could very well be stable as tested by Zotac, but a slightly lower-end (or older PSU) and things very quickly become less than ideal.

Obviously a TPU reader would have very little trouble with something like this, but for the less technically savvy it could be a bit of a headache when your new GPU is unstable out of the box.
 
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My gripe was mostly to do with some of their older stuff. A friend got a 570 AMP! which would become unstable at the factory clocks.

Turned out the solution was to raise the voltage from 1.0 to about 1.025, but after going through the Zotac forums it seems they had a lot of similar cases to this. My surmise is that really some of the AMP! edition cards are so aggressively clocked that there is very little tolerance for voltage. They could very well be stable as tested by Zotac, but a slightly lower-end (or older PSU) and things very quickly become less than ideal.

Obviously a TPU reader would have very little trouble with something like this, but for the less technically savvy it could be a bit of a headache when your new GPU is unstable out of the box.
that could happen with any mfg tho. I remember Asus had a huge problem with one of their hi end 600 series cards till a bios fix 'fixed' it by lowering clocks.
But nothing wrong with Zotac..I buy vanilla..rather oc myself and so far am very happy with it.