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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 15, 2015 2:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Overclocking - Let's See How Far We Can Go

 

While the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition is factory overclocked, that doesn't mean it doesn't have some headroom to squeeze out even more performance. We pushed its 1126MHz Core Clock up to around 1400MHz, but it wasn't stable. Knocking down to 1380MHz or so didn't help, even with more power being let into the card, with artifacts and our Metro: Last Light benchmark crashing.

 

We eventually found a sweet spot of 1360MHz on the Core, which resulted in a Boost Clock of 1512MHz. We ran our four tests (Battlefield 4 on Medium/Ultra, Metro: Last Light, 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and Unigine Heaven all at 2560x1440).

 

During our Metro: Last Light benchmarking session at 2560x1440, the total test bed with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition was consuming around 280-285W. So even with a decent overclock, our entire system was still only using less than 300W.

 

Battlefield 4

 

 

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Metro: Last Light

 

 

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3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 1440p

 

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Heaven - 1440p

 

 

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