Thankfully thanks to the inclusion of the free game, there are no silly Zotac based dragons on this box art – instead we have the Persian prince himself about to fly into the blades of the GTX 460 AMP! A painful way to die, but very dramatic.
The card is protected within heavy duty foam supports, clearly taken from the packaging of a bigger card – the GTX460! AMP takes up only two thirds of the space.
The bundle contains a software CD, with the free game and a manual with guides. There is also a VGA adapter and two power converter cables which make life easy if you don’t have any spare PCIe power connectors.
The card itself is an attractive design with an orange fan and dark PCB. The yellow ‘racing’ stripes give it a sporty look.
The cooling shroud has metal ridges along one side which aid with cooling properties.
The fan is a 9 blade design with a Zotac sticker in the middle. The orange color is certainly eye catching.
The AMP! edition is fully SLI capable.
It requires 2 x 6 pin PCI power connectors, just like the reference design board. There are two dual link DVI connectors as well as a single Displayport connector with HDMI on the other side.
Removing the cooler is a simple process, just remove 4 screws on the reverse side of the PCB.
The cooler lifts off and we can see the GPU and PCB design underneath.
The cooler has a copper heatsink in the middle with plenty of thermal paste on the core. This leads into a thick adjoining fin section down the length of the shroud to aid with cooling properties.
The specifications of the card as listed in GPUZ. These are impressive ‘out of the factory’ clock figures – but as the AMP! editions are hand picked in the factory we would expect this.