You’ve no doubt heard of ZOTAC’s AMP! series video cards? Well, ZOTAC returns with the new ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2! Edition video card sporting everything needed to heat up the competition while keeping their new video card nice and cool.

ZOTAC wants you to be able to turn everything up. But, many of the latest titles require ample amounts of memory. While both the original AMP! and AMP2! flex the same 815MHz GPU core clock (1630MHz shader clock), the AMP2! renders it all with 3GB over a 384-bit memory interface with the same 4100MHz memory clock. You now have no reason why you can’t max the bundled Assassin’s Creed game settings!

The AMP2! also sports a familiar elite GPU cooler. That’s right, it’s a new ZOTAC theme Zalman VF3000 series GPU cooler which we gave a thorough testing this last year. It uses heat pipe technology along with two 92mm cooling fans which greatly reduces GPU temperatures at all times without having to worry about noise. This cooler and card combo are definitely bound to turn some heads as well as allow better overclocking.

Like the rest of the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 580 series, you’ll need a recommended 600 watt power supply to run the video card as the card consumes a maximum 255 watts at full load. Any recommended 600 watt 80Plus efficient power supply will give your video card just what it needs.

Pricing for the ZOTAC NVIDIA Geforce GTX 580 AMP2! video card is still up in the air at the moment. Even at $20 to $30 more than the standard AMP! card, it would still very appealing. You get charisma, cooler gaming, and 3GB GDDR5 memory to crank up those settings. It’s definitely time to play!

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New ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2! Edition boosts performance with 3GB of video memory and custom cooler

HONG KONG – Apr. 6, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer, today introduces the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2!™ Edition – its fastest single-GPU graphics card. The ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2!™ Edition is designed to amplify cooling performance and gaming at extreme high-definition resolutions.

A custom high-performance heat-pipe heatsink enables the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2!™ Edition to stay cool and whisper-quiet while dual orange 92mm fans add a stylish ZOTAC® touch to create an enthusiast-grade graphics card that combines performance and style in a single 2.5-slot graphics card.

The ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2!™ Edition boosts gaming performance by doubling the video memory of standard ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 graphics card for a total of 3GB of video memory. The 3GB of video memory ensures the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2!™ Edition is able to render the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 11-enabled games and applications with maximum details and performance at resolutions up to 2560×1600.

“Enthusiast gamers demand the absolute best performance available. With the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2!™ Edition, we are able to boost high-resolution gaming performance while reducing noise levels and temperatures,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

To let users take advantage of the graphics processing power available from the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2!™ Edition, a copy of Assassin’s Creed®: Brotherhood is bundled with the card. Brotherhood takes gamers on an epic action-packed journey through a beautifully rendered replication of ancient Rome, Italy as Ezio, the master assassin.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 580 AMP2!™ Edition!

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