CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ZOTAC GEFORCE GTX 1060 AMP EDITION

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The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP.. Edition is one of the most affordable, factory overclocked GTX 1060 graphics thẻ out in the prowl. It features a custom cooling solution, và a PCB thiết kế built from the ground up by ZOTAC. This thẻ falls under the AMPhường. Edition series of cards which symbolizes the company’s passion to provide extra performance with a price to match at 289 USD or at 13, 995 PHP..

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Specification wise, we are looking at a 1556 MHz core cloông chồng and a 1771 MHz boost cloông chồng touting GTX 1060. That’s 50 MHz & 63 MHz faster than the Founders Edition respectively. This effectively puts the thẻ at the line of the modestly clocked GTX 1060 models out there with room for additional tuning based on the AMP monicker. The direct competition of the GeForce GTX 1060 is the Radeon RX 480 8GB from AMD. And thus, we came prepared to show a comparison between the two mainstream champions.

QUICK SPECS COMPARISON

MAKE & MODELNVIDIA GTX 1060ZOTAC GTX 1060 AMP
GPUGP106GP106
CORES1280 CUDA1280 CUDA
CORE CLOCK1506 – 1708 MHZ1556– 1771 MHZ
VRAM 6GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR5
MEMORY BUS 192-BIT 192-BIT
MEMORY CLOCK 8000 MHZ 8010 MHZ
POWER OUTPUT 120W 120W
POWER INPUT 6-PIN6-PIN
SLOT TYPE DUALDUAL
DESIGN REFERENCENON-REFERENCE
PRICING 249 – 299 USD 289 USD

THE NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 6GB:

The GeForce GTX 1060 is Nvidia’s take on the sweet mid-range category, featuring the GP106 GPU at its core. It is definitely a lighter package compared lớn the GP104 but don’t make fun of this 120W GPU. Nvidia stated that its performance is comparable to the GTX 980 at a much smaller package, excellent starting point, và better power figures. That’s 300 USD less for the same performance 2 years baông chồng.

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The GP106 based on its diagram features two Graphics Processing Clusters with five Streaming Multiprocessors per GPC. Each SM has 128 CUDA cores amounting khổng lồ a total of 1280 CUDA cores for the whole GPU. Notice that there are six 32-bit Memory Controllers shown at the diagram totaling at 192-bit bus width. That’s a memory interface that could utilize 6GB & potentially 3GB VRAM capacities. With that said, a GTX 1060 3GB model is not far off the charts.

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TDP.. is at 120W, putting it 30W shy of the RX 480’s 150W TDPhường. Now as for Nvidia exclusive features, the thẻ supports most of Pascal’s technologies with the exception of SLI support. More info about Pascal’s technological achievements can be read here and here.

PACKAGING & BUNDLED ACCESSORIES:

The card came in a usual ZOTAC inspired packaging which tells a lot about the company’s design philosophy. The packaging is clean, simple, và easily translates what ZOTAC wants you khổng lồ know from the get go. Inside, you’ll find a well packed card with all the accessories included.

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Accessories are pretty light considering the price point. But since the thẻ doesn’t need SLI nor retarded amounts of power, you’ll get a simple dual molex to lớn 6 pin power adapter a quiông chồng start guide và a catalog for the ZOTAC SONIX SSD. I expected a case badge here khổng lồ be included at the very least. But, whatever.

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THE ZOTAC GEFORCE GTX 1060 AMP EDITION:

The ZOTAC Geforce GTX 1060 AMP Edition features a fresh kiến thiết made from the ground up just for the GTX 10 series of cards. It is a refreshing look at the mid-range cards from ZOTAC and we very much approve sầu this design even though it has less metal compared to the previous generation AMPhường. cards. This is an inch và a half shorter than the Founders Edition at just around 8 inches, but is a little wider at 5 inches. The GTX 1060 AMP Edition will definitely fit on most enclosures even on some ITX standard ones.

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Cooling is provided by dual 90milimet ZOTAC FREEZE fans – which are 0dB compliant. Meaning they vì not spin up if the temperature is well within a safe threshold. These are rated to run at 1700 RPM which is just một nửa of the fan’s total RPM.

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The PCB is matte black, with a mighty fine soldering job from ZOTAC. Haven’t seen a PCB this clean in a while with perfectly aligned surface-mount resistors, integrated chips, và high chất lượng silk screening. No need for a back-plate eh?

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A look at the side profile shows the custom built cooler of the thẻ complete with its dual U-shaped copper heat-pipes. The main heat sink cools off both the GPU and the card’s VRAM modules, while a block of aluminum cools off the VRM of the thẻ. The inverted 6 pin power connector is located here as well.

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The cooler over extends the thẻ lớn reach the 8 incher mark, which is kinda cool khổng lồ look at. I kindomain authority wish the ZOTAC hình ảnh sản phẩm can be lit up though.

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Connectivity is nothing special, but is proper with a 3x DisplayPort configuration 1x HDXiaoMI 2.0b, và a DVI port. ZOTAC maximizes the ventilation on the bracket area which is a plus.

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TEST SYSTEM & BENCHMARKS:

Graphics cards are not total strangers in our labs, but providing a precise result usually needs a lot of time and effort on our kết thúc. Helping us to vì chưng those things are hardware và software based measurement tools, a wide selection of popular titles, and benchmarks.

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The ZOTAC Geforce GTX 1060 AMP. Edition scored 8.3 on the SteamVR Performance Test. A good start.

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Third buổi tiệc ngọt background softwares are disabled while the benchmarks are running unless required. Benchmarks should include 720p, 1080p, 1440p, & 2160p if permitted or if necessary to the hardware being tested. The OS of choice is a 64-bit Windows 10 Pro with power options mix lớn balanced.

TEST SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
PROCESSORHãng sản xuất Intel bộ vi xử lý Core i5-6600K
MOTHERBOARDASUS Z170-A
CPU COOLERSilverstone TD03-LITE
MEMORY KITCrucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4