This is where you can fast forward to the final section of the review, and get a quick recap and points on the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition.
A Beast of a GeForce GTX 970: The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition doesn't mess around - it looks tough, acts tougher and overclocks like a champion. ZOTAC take things to a totally new level with this card.
Huge Overclocking Potential: With a factory overclock applied, I didn't think we'd squeeze this much out of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition, but here we are, with a massive overclock that was perfectly stable for countless hours of gaming.
Near GTX 980 Performance For $150 Less: In most of our 1080p and 1440p tests, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition takes swings at the GTX 980, which is great considering it costs $150 less. The GTX 970 is a powerhouse GPU, but ZOTAC takes it and runs with it.
Nice & Quiet: After coming in off a slew of GeForce GTX 960 reviews, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition can handle 1080p, 1440p and 4K testing, all without making a noise. Sure the fans spin up, but they never get to the point where you can hear the fans that much at all.
Maxwell Architecture: We continue to be impressed by what NVIDIA has achieved with Maxwell, with a near full family of GPUs powered by the Maxwell architecture. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition continues this, providing the full suite of technologies that the Maxwell architecture provides.
ZOTAC has impressed me here, as there's absolutely nothing I can say about the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition that is negative. Near GTX 980 level performance, super quiet, it has massive overclocking potential and so much more.
This is my fourth video card review, and while I can't believe I'm saying this: ZOTAC has knocked it out of the park with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition. While I don't have any other GeForce GTX 970s to compare it against, I do have a lifetime worth of experience behind me of buying various video cards, and testing them through our Tweakipedia section of TweakTown.
I've got some GTX 960s, the reference GTX 780 and GTX 980s, as well as a slew of AMD Radeon video cards and I'm still impressed with what we have here today. We have near, or equal performance to that of the reference GeForce GTX 980, low total system power consumption, a slick design, huge overclocking potential and so much more.
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition is one of the best video cards I have in my arsenal right now, and it has replaced my reference GeForce GTX 980 as my daily gaming card. For under $400, you simply cannot go wrong with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition.
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Product Summary Breakdown
|Performance (overclocking, power)||97%|
|Quality (build, cooling, design)||95%|
|General Features (display outputs, etc)||95%|
|Bundle, Packaging & Software||90%|
|Value for Money||95%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||94%|
The Bottom Line: Even on its stock factory overclocked speeds, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition is a great card, but with huge overclocking potential, silent operation and a great look... this is one of the best out there.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Packaging & Box Contents]
- Page 3 [Detailed Look]
- Page 4 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 5 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Synthetic (3DMark and Heaven)]
- Page 7 [Game Benchmarks (1080p)]
- Page 8 [Game Benchmarks (1440p)]
- Page 9 [Performance - 4K]
- Page 10 [Performance Summary]
- Page 11 [Overclocking]
- Page 12 [Power Consumption, Sound Testing and Software]
- Page 13 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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