Zotac Amp! Edition GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 01-20-2011
Provided by: Zotac

Unlike some of the bigger name hardware manufacturers that have been in business since as early as the mid 80s, Zotac is a newcomer in comparison, having only been around since 2006. In the short time since their inception, Zotac has become one of the leading NVIDIA graphics partners in the world. With offices in nearly every large market, they currently have 40 surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing lines, 6,000 employees and a production facility in excess of 9 million square feet.

Today we will be taking a look at one of Zotacís flagship graphics card from their GeForce 400 series line, the Amp! Edition GeForce GTX 480. Originally launched in March of 2010 and available a month later for purchase, the GeForce 400 series was the first to introduce the Fermi architecture and support for OpenGL 4.0 and Direct3D 11.

Although ousted as the NVIDIA GPU king by the GeForce 500 series late last year, higher end 400 series cards like the GTX 480 remain very relevant in todayís GPU market. Zotac sweetens their take on the GTX 480 by throwing in an aftermarket heatsink to combat Fermiís known heat issues and a factory overclock for good measure.

Join us as we take a closer look at the Zotac Amp! Edition GeForce GTX 480.

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