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Zotac GeForce GTX 260/280 AMP!

Decent potential and a good game bundled.

August 26, 2008



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Cooling

We've already described the cooling system, so you might want to take a look.

We monitored temperatures using RivaTuner (by A.Nikolaychuk AKA Unwinder). Here are the results.

Zotac GeForce GTX 260 AMP! 896MB



Zotac GeForce GTX 280 AMP! 1024MB



The cooling system has again proved its high efficiency. CPU temperature did not rise above the critical level even after an hour of heavy tests, and the cooler remained quiet in both cases.

Bundles

A basic bundle should include: user's manual, software CD, DVI-to-VGA adapter, DVI-to-HMDI adapter, component output adapter (TV-out), external power splitter, and a HDMI cable for connecting a soundcard. Now let's see what other accessories are bundled with each card.


Zotac GeForce GTX 280 AMP! 1024MB
Full bundle plus a modern game (Grid). There is also an external power splitter for 8-pin.
Zotac GeForce GTX 260 AMP! 896MB
It's the same bundle with a bonus, standard power splitters.

Packages


Zotac GeForce GTX 280 AMP! 1024MB

A vertical box in a "jacket". All bundled components are placed in compartments. The card itself is in a foamed polyurethane recession to keep it safe in transit.

Zotac GeForce GTX 260 AMP! 896MB

The same package.



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