This review of Zotac’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition opens up a series of articles about original versions of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics card from at least four different brands. They differ in their GPU and memory frequencies, cooling systems, performance, accessories and price. Of course, it is going to be difficult to find the best product, yet we’ll try to give you as much information as we can for you to be able to make an informed shopping choice. Let's get started!
Specifications and Recommended Price
The specs and price of the Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition are listed in the following table in comparison with the reference cards Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti, Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 and AMD Radeon R9 290X:
Packaging and Accessories
The graphics card from Zotac comes in a large cardboard box designed in the company's traditional style. The product’s name on the front of the box is accompanied by icons indicating the card's pre-overclocked frequencies, extended warranty and exclusive bundled software. There is also a sticker informing you that the card is shipped with free games.
There is a description of the cooling system on the back of the box. It is supposed to be 10°C more efficient and 15 dB quieter than the reference cooler whereas the card itself claims to be 10% faster.
There is a dark cardboard box inside the colorful wrapper. It contains a foam-rubber tray with the graphics card and its accessories. The packaging is simple, yet secure. The accessories include two power adapters, a DVI->D-Sub adapter, a CD with drivers and utilities, a Zotac sticker, and a coupon to download Splinter Cell games.
Manufactured in China, the card comes with a 2-year warranty. We couldn’t find out its recommended price whereas its retail price starts from $780.