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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 2:17 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

How Does The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition Stack Up?

 

Let's face it: you're not going to be buying a $650+ video card to game at 1080p, but some gamers will. We will always include 1080p results, but the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition really comes into its own at 1440p and 4K.

 

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We run our 4K benchmarks at Medium/High settings for a more real-world feel, and at these settings, every single one of our games apart from Thief run at 60FPS. Damn good results here from Palit, but let's take a deeper look. We will be comparing the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition directly against the reference GTX 980 Ti from NVIDIA.

 

 

Performance at 1080p

 

Starting with Battlefield 4, we are hitting a ceiling of 175FPS average at 1080p. We won't see much more performance out of BF4 until we get to 1440p, and then 4K. Next up, we have a 16% increase in performance over the reference GTX 980 Ti in Metro: Last Light.

 

 

Shadow of Mordor squeezes more out of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition at 1080p, with an additional 18% performance. Thief enjoys an additional 12% more performance with the ZOTAC card, while Tomb Raider is 17% faster with the overclocked AMP! Extreme Edition card.

 

 

Performance at 1440p

 

Adjusting the resolution to 2560x1440, we see the ZOTAC card beating out the reference GTX 980 Ti by 8%, while Metro: Last Light enjoys an additional 11% performance. Moving to Shadow of Mordor, we see the overclocked ZOTAC card providing 13% more performance.

 

Next up we have Thief, which was 19% faster on the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition. Tomb Raider is another game which is much faster on the overclocked card, with another 20% performance over NVIDIA's reference GTX 980 Ti.

 

 

Performance at 4K

 

I was expecting performance to start jumping up in Battlefield 4 on 4K, where we have an increase of 14% with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition. Metro: Last Light continues to have a spotlight on the overclocked card from ZOTAC, with an additional 18% performance.

 

Another game I was hoping to see more performance from was Shadow of Mordor, where the GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition didn't disappoint, spitting out an extra 18% more frames per second. We have Thief being 21% faster on the ZOTAC card while Tomb Raider is 19% faster.

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