Zotac GeForce GTX 580 AMP! review

The fastest around just got a little quicker

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The framerate gains for the pre-overclocked memory (4100Mhz) and GPU (815Mhz) tally pretty well with the rise in component speeds over the stock GTX 580.

What's interesting is that, despite the higher speeds, there's no appreciable rise in noise.

Naturally the GPU and memory are generating more heat than the stock card, but the reference-design vapour-chamber cooler whisks away the extra heat with aplomb, and there's no audible difference between the Zotac GeForce GTX 580 AMP! and a vanilla GTX 580.

DirectX 11 tessellation performance:

Zotac geforce gtx 580 amp benchmarks

DirectX 11 gaming performance:

Zotac geforce gtx 580 amp benchmarks

Zotac geforce gtx 580 amp benchmarks

DirectX 10 gaming performance:

Zotac geforce gtx 580 amp benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset Model580
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGTX
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameZotac
Standard Memory1.50 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width384 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI
RAMDAC Speed400 MHz
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
Number of DVI Outputs2
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height111.2 mm
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Length266.7 mm
ManufacturerZOTAC International
Memory Speed4008 MHz
Product ModelZT-50101-10P
Product NameZT-50101-10P GeForce GTX 580 Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part NumberZT5010110P
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.zotac.com
Marketing Information

Experience the world's fastest graphics processor for a phenomenal gaming experience with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 580 graphics card takes gaming to unmatched levels of immersion with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology for cinematic stereoscopic 3D visuals when paired with 3D Vision compatible hardware and 3D-capable displays for a surreal gaming experience.

Weight (Approximate)907.2 g
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.1