iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






Zotac GeForce GTX 570 AMP! Edition Graphics Card

« Previous page

     Next page »

The GeForce GTX 500 series has been a subject of so many experiments on vendor part that all that can be done with it has been done — custom coolers, GPU and memory overclocking — everything except for attaching the GPU on the other side of the card. A lot of really interesting solutions have been made, even more copies of the reference design have been produced. Today we have another copy but with some factory overclocking, it's AMP! Edition after all.


  • GPU: GeForce GTX 570 (GF110)
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 780/1560 MHz (the standard is 732/1464 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1000 (4000) MHz (the standard is 950 (3800) MHz)
  • Memory bus: 320-bit
  • Stream processors: 480
  • Texture units: 60 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 40
  • Dimensions: 267x111x38 mm
  • Board color: black
  • Output connectors: 2 x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Comparison with the reference design, front view

Zotac GeForce GTX 570 AMP! Edition Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

Comparison with the reference design, rear view

Zotac GeForce GTX 570 AMP! Edition Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

The card copies the reference design and, in fact, uses a GTX 580 PCB with a 384-bit bus. It just lacks two memory chips.

Maximum resolutions and frequencies:

  • 240 Hz maximum refresh rate
  • 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz max. digital (DVI) resolution
  • 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz max. analog (VGA) resolution

The card has two 6-pin supplementary power sockets.


The cooler has a central heatsink with a vapor chamber, plates for cooling down memory chips and a fan. Like we many times said, a vapor chamber is more efficient than just heatpipes. Another good thing is that now fan speed changes smoothly depending on temperature. This boost cooling efficiency and greatly reduces noise under low load (unlike the cooler on GTX 480, for example).

Temperature monitoring results

We measured temperatures using the MSI Afterburner utility.

The maximum of 85°C after six hours of continuous operation under load is normal for this kind of graphics cards.

Package contents

A basic package should include a user manual, a software CD, and adapters where applicable. Now let's see what other accessories are bundled with each card.

This is a basic package with two power splitters and a DVI-to-VGA adapter. And a PC game.


A big cardboard box with a window through which you can see the card. The latter is securely fixed in a polyurethane foam compartment.

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

Next page »

Article navigation:

Page 1: Intro, specs, design, cooler, box

Page 2: Performance tests, conclusions

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.