Earlier this month Nvidia released the GeForce GTX 780 Ti as a response to AMD's Radeon R9 290X. The 780 Ti has the same GK110 GPU used previously in the GeForce GTX 780 and GTX Titan, but for the first time all 2,880 Cuda cores are enabled and the card has higher clock frequencies. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the fastest graphics card currently on the market. It's also the most expensive, even if it's not on the level of the Titan.
Nvidia's partners are of course coming out with their own versions of the 780 Ti, and we already tested the Inno3D GeForce GTX 780 Ti iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra 3GB. Zotac sent us the Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition, which we are taking a closer look at today.
For more information on the 780 Ti itself, please have a look at our original review of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition
The 28cm long Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition is equipped with Zotac's trademark AMP! edition cooler, which has a large heatsink with five 6mm heatpipes. It has three fans in the traditional orange colour. The middle fan measures 8.5 cm and the other two 7.5 cm. The card takes up two slots, which is an advantage compared to the three-slot Inno3D card we just mentioned. It's the same cooler used in the Zotac GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition.
Like the GeForce GTX 780 Ti reference card, the Zotac AMP! edition has 3GB of video memory. The clock frequencies are significantly higher, however, and are actually identical to those of the Inno3D card. The GPU on Zotac's card is clocked at 1006 MHz with a 1072 MHz Boost clock. The reference Ti runs at 876 MHz with a 928 MHz Boost clock. Zotac increased the GDDR5 memory to 1800 MHz, compared to 1750 MHz on the reference card.
Power is supplied via a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector. The monitor connectors are also the same as on the reference card: two DVI ports, one DisplayPort and one HDMI. The card doesn't come with any real extras.
The Zotac card has an official price of £575 / €699. That's slightly more expensive than a standard 780 Ti, but less than the Inno3D card.