Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review :: Bundle

08-05-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun
  • ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 card
  • 2 6-pin to two Molex adapters
  • GRID
  • HDMI to DVI adapter
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • User's Manual
  • ZOTAC Extended Warranty card
  • Driver CD
  • 3DMark Vantage Advanced CD

Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review

The AMP! Card comes in a black box with the ZOTAC logo on the top of the front cover. A dragon spews flame out of its mouth on the left hand side. A picture of the included game Race Driver: Grid is on the cover along with the main features of the card including 1024MB GDDR3 memory, PhysX, 512-bit memory interface and overclocked Extreme Performance.


Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review

The rear of the box has a list of the features of the card along with a description of each feature and the languages supported. Opening the box we find the card encased with a plastic cover covering a foam piece. The card lies inside the top foam cutout with the accessories in the bottom foam cutout. Below the foam is where a plastic bag containing the driver CD, manual, game, Warranty card and 3DMark is located.

ZOTAC decided to include the hit game Race Driver GRID with their new video card. Race Driver GRID was released on May 30th 2008 in Europe and June 3, 2008 in North America. This game is an excellent showcase of the graphics power of the PC. Also included is a copy of 3DMark Advanced, the latest version of the popular graphics card benchmark. Many graphics card makers decline to include a modern game but ZOTAC includes both the game and a benchmark.


Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review

ZOTAC's card was able to overclock to over 750MHz, which is not bad for a GeForce GTX285 that has a reference clock of 648MHz. Temperatures of the card did not exceed 60C under stress loading and the card was totally stable at 755MHz. Overclocking higher in the memory and Shader domains was also successful. ZOTAC's card has a

ZOTAC offers a limited lifetime warranty with their graphics card, assuming you register the card within 30 days of purchase. ZOTAC also offers a Progressive RMA Program which allows you to have a replacement sent before defective product is received by ZOTAC. Their website offers forums that you can get technical support from their TS people, Live Technical Support that answered within a minute of entering the chat and an easy RMA process once you register.