Overclocking - Let's See How Far We Can Go
I tried pushing the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 950 AMP! Edition up by 100MHz on both the GPU core and RAM, but we had artifacts in Heaven. I scaled back down the overclock to 80MHz on the GPU and just 40MHz on the RAM, where we had total stability in all of our testing.
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 950 AMP! Edition is the fastest GTX 950 we've got, so we weren't able to push it much higher, since it has already been factory overclocked. At stock, it's a few frames per second faster than the MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming 2G in nearly every single test, which is a testament to ZOTAC's kick ass cards. Does the OC help though? Take a look at our results below.
Metro: Last Light
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 1440p
Heaven - 1440p
Thanks to the Maxwell architecture, any of the GTX 900 series cards don't consume much power. Our entire LGA 2011 system was using just 175W with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 950 AMP! Edition behind the wheel, and just 195W when we had our overclock stamped on it.
We even saw spikes of 225W in Metro: Last Light when we had our overclock applied, but for most of our OC testing, the power consumption stayed just under 200W.
Throughout the entire review process, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 950 AMP! Edition didn't make a sound, but boy do the fans get loud when you manually have them at 100%.
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United States: The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 950 AMP! Edition retails for $180 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 950 AMP! Edition retails for £145 at Amazon UK.
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