Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Editi on 4GB
It’s a modest card in appearance but this petite powerhouse packs a punch. Second only in this test to the much more expensive GTX 1070, it’s the top choice for those budgeting up to £300. Manufacturers can often be tempted to pump up their graphics cards to make them look bigger and more powerful. There are no such shenanigans here, as Zotac has used a modest-sized PCB and a twin-fan cooler to create a card that should fit happily in all but the tiniest of cases. Just watch out for its height, though – at 117mm it’s taller than a standard PCIe card expansion slot. And despite the modest card size you’ll still need an extra power cable to provide the 120W required.
Otherwise, the twin-fan cooler does an excellent job of keeping things cool and quiet, and is switched off when the PC is idling, making it completely silent.
As for performance, it’s ideal for 1440p monitors. It hit 72.8fps in Titanfall2 with everything set to max and with 8x MSAA, while at 1080p and set on high detail in TheWitcher3 it managed 77.1fps. This card has plenty enough power to play the game at 1440p too.
Overall, it offers great value in a compact and well-built design.