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Zotac GeForce GTX 590

The cooler has two heatsinks, each with own vapor chamber, and one fan. Since the latter is situated in the middle and drives air both left and right, some of it will head towards HDD cage. It would be wise to install hard drives higher than the graphics card. Anyway, the cooler is very quiet, which is nice.

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 560

Each fan cools down its respective heatsink, memory chips are not cooled. The cooler is quiet, but not noiseless. The card occupies two expansion slots.

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti

The cooler is very quiet; memory chips are not cooled down; the card occupies two expansion slots.

Temperature monitoring results

We measured temperatures using the MSI Afterburner utility.

Zotac GeForce GTX 590

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 560

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti

The GTX 590 is cooled down to just 88°C which is fine. The GTX 560 is slightly hotter, but it's also factory overclocked considerably. The GTX 550 Ti is cooled down all right.

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.

Zotac GeForce GTX 590

A basic bundle, plus a DisplayPort cable, 8-pin power splitters, and a PC game.

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 560

A basic bundle, plus power splitters and a PC game.

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti

A basic bundle, plus a power splitter.


Zotac GeForce GTX 590

A thick box with a special jacket and a magnetic lock. The bundle is securely stowed into polyurethane foam compartments.

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 560

A small box with traditional design. The card is inside thick bubble wrap and won't be damaged during transportation.

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti

A similar but smaller box that also opens differently.

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