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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB AMP! ® shitty card?

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April 29, 2013 9:10:46 AM

I am considering buying ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB AMP! ®

But i've heared that it is kind of a shitty brand, even tho the card it seems to out perform all the other brands in performance (factory oc). I am not planning on oc'ing. I am a bit sceptical to the build quality, temrature and noise from the card.
Would i be better off buying gtx gigabyte or MSI twin frozr III?

Before somebody tells me to buy 670 instead, i get them about the same price atm, so i guess 680 is better in that case.

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April 29, 2013 9:17:31 AM

on rare occasional times, the heatsink may need to be reseated because of improper seating other than that, zotax is usually heavy on factory overclocks. Chip wise, Zotac gets their chips from the same place the other side of the spectrum brand Sapphire gets their chips from, as they have the same parent family(just one works with nvidia chips, the other on AMD)
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April 29, 2013 9:18:15 AM

Never had much experience with Zotac and I have heard both good and bad things. Personally I would recommend the Gigabyte followed by the MSI. I know you said you did not want to OC, but with those two cards it'd be a breeze to easily OC a bit and get better performance.

As for the 670 VS 680. If the price is quite similar then yea, the 680 is the way to go, but if they aren't close then the 670 all the way
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April 29, 2013 9:35:58 AM

Nabon said:
Before somebody tells me to buy 670 instead, i get them about the same price atm, so i guess 680 is better in that case.


How similar are they? If you can avoid getting an iffy 680 by going with a top-quality 670...

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April 29, 2013 10:16:50 AM

Thank you guys for the quick answeres :)  Would you rather go for the gigabyte 680?
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April 29, 2013 10:21:52 AM

If ya going 670.....get one with at least an 8 phase VRM. The Zotac only has 6 (4+2). The Zotac Extreme has 11 or 11 depending on what source ya look at.

1. Asus DCII OG
2. MSI PE
3. Gigabyte Windforce

But if ya getting a 670 and 680 for same price, Id get the Gigabyte Windforce or MSI Twin Frizr
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April 29, 2013 10:36:56 AM

DarkSable said:
Nabon said:
Before somebody tells me to buy 670 instead, i get them about the same price atm, so i guess 680 is better in that case.


How similar are they? If you can avoid getting an iffy 680 by going with a top-quality 670...



They are like 10€ appart
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April 29, 2013 10:38:24 AM

Either go with the MSI card or a top notch 670, such as the EVGA 670 FTW, which has a 680 PCB and a bloody amazing warranty.

I tend to avoid recommending gigabyte, as they have poor customer service.
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April 29, 2013 10:53:17 AM

DarkSable said:
Either go with the MSI card or a top notch 670, such as the EVGA 670 FTW, which has a 680 PCB and a bloody amazing warranty.

I tend to avoid recommending gigabyte, as they have poor customer service.


Is this the msi card you are refering to http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N680GTX-Twin-Frozr-2GD5-... ?
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April 29, 2013 11:10:47 AM

DarkSable said:
Either go with the MSI card or a top notch 670, such as the EVGA 670 FTW, which has a 680 PCB and a bloody amazing warranty.

I tend to avoid recommending gigabyte, as they have poor customer service.


Gigabyte does not have poor customer service in my experiences, other than that I fully agree.
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April 29, 2013 11:21:58 AM

I had nothing but a good experience from an EVGA RMA. I failed to fill out the warranty on my card, but their warranty was good for a year, even without that. Then after sending an Ok on the RMA request immediately, they sent me a new card the same day they got my damaged one and automatically signed me up for a full warranty on the new card for 3 years.
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April 29, 2013 11:22:16 AM

Zotac is fine.I have a zotac gtx 670 now.Gtx 680 AMP is a beastly card.
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