|ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260 AMP! Edition|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Miles Cheatham|
|Tuesday, 21 October 2008|
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ZOTAC GTX 260 AMP²!
All things considered, 2008 has probably been the most technologically significant year in the history of the graphics industry. We realize this is a rather bold statement, but ask you to stop and think about it! We've seen NVIDIA make their final offerings for their 8000 series and then within a matter of a few weeks debut their 9000 series. The ink on the 9000 series packaging wasn't even dry and along came the GTX 200 series.
ATI, not to be outdone by NVIDIA, released both their 3800 and 4800 series of graphics solutions available in virtually as many variations as NVIDIA had to offer. Both manufacturers even put out a couple of different versions of dual GPU based cards which proved to have incredible performance. Fortunately for the consumer, the competition between these two has driven the price of all of these cards down to a much more affordable level.
The GTX 200 series was released in June, 2008. At that time the spotlight was primarily on NVIDIA's flagship model the GTX 280, which was and is the King of the Hill for single GPU based solutions. Even though the GTX 260 was officially released at the same time as the GTX 280, it took from several weeks to more than a month to proliferate most markets.
Well the smoke has cleared, the dust settled and most of the rumors and hype have been laid to rest with regard to the first phase of NVIDIA's launch. For the last month or so the revised editions of the GTX 200 series are beginning to appear. Today at Benchmark Reviews it is our pleasure to review the Zotac GeForce GTX 260 AMP²! Edition. This graphics solution reputedly takes the GTX 260 to the next level of performance primarily due to NVIDIA's second generation architecture coupled the addition of 24 streaming processors, upping the total to 216. We fully intend to focus all our technology and energy to either prove or disprove that allegation.
About the Company: ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited
ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited was established in 2006 with a mission to deliver superb quality of NVIDIA graphic solutions to the industry. It has strong backup from parent group, PC Partner Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, factory in mainland China and regional sales offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. The support ZOTAC provides is currently the largest of its kind around the world.
With 40 SMT lines, 6,000 workers and 100,000 square-feet meter, ZOTAC features a full array of state-of-the-art facilities and machinery. In addition, ZOTAC has over 130 R&D professionals in Hong Kong, China and warranty and service center in strategic countries to enable effective and efficient worldwide as well as localized sales and marketing supports.
ZOTAC with NVIDIA not only means superb quality, it also means high performance, absolute reliability and great value. In the past year, ZOTAC was compared and tested by several influential members in the media and have proven its products are good quality, worth-to-buy graphic cards in the market. With the product features of overclocked performance, excellent cooling properties and unique packaging ZOTAC products definitely exceed users' expectations.
ZOTAC's commitment to our user is to bring the latest products quickly to the market with the best value. Doubtless to say ZOTAC is the right choice for those who require high-quality graphic solutions. For additional information please visit the ZOTAC website.