Zotac unleash the world’s fastest air cooled GeForce GTX400 Series Graphics Cards.

"Zotac have released their lightning-fast new GTX 480 and GTX 470 AMP! Edition cards, the fastest air cooled GTX400 cards in the world."

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Zotac unleash the world’s fastest air cooled GeForce GTX400 Series Graphics Cards.

Zotac have taken air-cooled performance to the next level, raising performance levels of the GeForce GTX 400 series to unprecedented levels. The Zotac GeForce GTX 400 series AMP!® Editions go beyond overclocking and feature enhanced upgrades over standard GeForce® GTX 400 series graphics cards.

“We wanted to transform the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 400 series graphics cards into something unique with our flagship AMP!® Edition,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director of Zotac. “The result is the world’s fastest GeForce® GTX 400 series graphics cards that retain conventional air cooling.”

Zotac completely tweaked the GTX400 PCB to maximize performance and overclocking headroom. They then completely revamped the cooling system to improve temperatures and reduce noise levels. The new cooling system features a pure copper base and heatpipes, attached to aluminium fins with a pair of high-performance 92mm fans for an optimal balance of airflow and noise.

Both cards recieve hefty overclocks from nVidia’s reference clocks. The GTX480 comes in at 756MHz GPU, 1512MHz shader and 3800MHz on the memory, while the GTX470 is clocked at 656MHz GPU, 1312MHz shader and 3402MHz memory.

These cards look set to rock the foundations of air-cooled performance. I’ve spotted the GTX480 AMP! on sale for around £470 but haven’t seen the GTX470 AMP! anywhere yet, I have no doubt that these cards will pop up at the bigger retailers soon though.

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07-05-2010, 03:43:26

Nothing had been touched on the system guys. this was a simple normal guy Buying a card and slotting it in. No tinkering and no messing and just normal drivers installed. So as far as we are all concerned this is a normal standard guy not a gaming freak or over clocker.

i was asked to go around due to cut outs while game playing (normal issue of Not enough duce in the power supply to support the card) but after looking though his whole system i told him he needs to change alot of his stuff to support such a beast. I only took my thermal monitor with me because he told me what GPU he had bought and i what'd to see its thermal temps for my self.

Ive been in this game for along time now as quite a few of us have and i honesty think the design of the cards and the heat out put is just ridicules. I normally am a fan on Nvidia (im sure i can back that up with all the gear ive bought over the years) and 99.9% of my GPU gear has been Nvidia but after what ive seen, after what i have read i have changed my mind about there new products and wont be buying any thing like this or recommending it to any one who asks.

07-05-2010, 10:08:30

Bottom line afaic, if u advise some1 to get a 480 and whilst playing their game it sounds like a hoover is being used in the room - it doesn't matter how fast the rendering or quality is - ur gonna look silly.

Whereas u can get to buy a 5870, that I've only experienced 1 bad cooler on, and it'll do 10-30 fps less BUT we're talking about being over 100 fps on average Joe's monitor resolution on an average game in any case.

By the time Dx11 becomes more common place, 6870s will be on the market and 485 or 580s will be on the market (with still loud coolers I'm sure). Programmer's barely know what to do with tessalation atm as it is.

07-05-2010, 16:09:47

Well if your buddies ambient inside the case is 70c, then holy hell batman! Tell him to upgrade that case fast and get some airflow in there. If the card gets 20c above ambient in general then of course it's going to get to 99c no problem. Even my 260s would get that hot if I didn't control the case ambient temperature...

08-05-2010, 05:00:44

Your friend needs a Corsair Obsidian 800D with all fan slots on the top of the case filled with decent fans and replace the bottom fan with a high CFM fan because the fans that come sith the 800D are poor for moving air. I have an 800D and I will be getting four high CFM fans for it then upgrade to two GPU's. Saying that my GTX280 is 5celcius cooler in the 800D than it was in the Antec P190 I had. Morale of the story is if your going to buy a High powered GPU then you need lots of air blowing through your case.

On the fermi on laptops. I have a five year old laptop with an ATI X600 in it and it gets real hot playing any type of game its capable of playing. I would love to change the GPU in this laptop but I dont think the laptops cooling would be able to cope with it. My laptop is the Sony VAIO VGN-A317M (Single core CPU lol).

08-05-2010, 16:26:01

Fermi in laptops just don't seem possible :o If you want to do anything with that laptop, you will have to head over to the local supermarket and ask if you can sit in their walk-in fridge. ;) And have an icecream while you're at it

08-05-2010, 16:58:10


Fermi in laptops just don't seem possible :o If you want to do anything with that laptop, you will have to head over to the local supermarket and ask if you can sit in their walk-in fridge. ;) And have an icecream while you're at it

Im sure if you bolt air conditioning to the laptop it wont get too hot lol.

10-05-2010, 18:12:51

putting mobile fermi to already HOT new mac pro I7 will be fun :D

11-05-2010, 08:35:09

If u've used any mbp b4 u'll know even with the cheapest of versions, u can sizzle bacon on them - especially between the keyboard and screen.

Maybe Apple just look for the mobile graphics solution of the generation with the hottest verdict ?!?

Asus Fermi runs well mind. Perhaps Apple and the aluminium is the key.

11-05-2010, 10:05:48

This laptop I have doesnt get hot around the keyboard , but I did use a laptop before with a half decent GPU in it and the keyboard got fairly warm.

11-10-2010, 01:59:29

If we're lucky mobile FERMI will break the notebook watts record, size of power adapter and maybe allow us to fry an egg once in a while. Sometimes I like to do curls with my Dell M6400 power adapter to tone my biceps :P

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