Zotac GTX960 AMP!-edition, Maxwell goes mainstream

Closer Look

box

The card comes in the traditional Zotac-style box. Inside we find the card well packed.

card_sign

The card has a sticker on the fans telling us not to panic when the fans stop spinning as this is completely normal.

card

This is the card in its glory without the sticker. It is a compact card that should fit into most cases. It still is dual-slot though.

bundle

As for the bundle we do not get a lot extras. Since this only uses a 6-pin power-cord we get one Molex => 6-pin adapter. The DVD contains not only GeForce Experience and the Firestorm overclocking software but also the “Zotac Boost Premium” pack which consist of some software including XBMC and vReveal. Nothing too fancy. No games are included.

connectors

The card has a bunch of connectors crammed into a relatively small space considering that there is a fan vent here for hot air.

980_960

We had to show you a comparison between a Zotac GTX980 AMP! Edition card and the Zotac GTX 960 AMP! Edition card. It looks tiny.

With the Maxwell-based GTX970 and GTX980 Nvidia undoubtedly have hit a homerun. These two card have rocked the GPU-world and basically made both the older GTX-GPU's but also AMD's offerings almost obsolete in one swoop. The only problem though has been the price. Don't get us wrong, The GTX970 offers a tremendous value for the money but it still is above the budget of many users. In fact, according to Nvidia the number one type of card in Steam's monthly hardware survey has been the more mid-level cards like GTX460, GTX560, GTX 660 and GTX760. Unfortunately Steam Hardware Survey…

Review Overview

Performance - 7.5
Quality - 8
Features - 9
Value - 8.5

8.3

The Zotac GTX 960 AMP!-edition might not break any speed-records but still offers great performance at 1080p making it a perfect upgrade for users with older GTX760 and GTX660-cards.

User Rating: 1.75 ( 4 votes)

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