Zo­tac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Editi on 4GB

PC GAMER (UK) - - Hardware - www.zo­tac.com £270

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.

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