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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

The Packaging


For the best video card we've ever tested, you wouldn't know that from the box. ZOTAC hasn't changed up its GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition packaging. Let's take a look now.





From the front of the box, we see in the top right hand corner that this is the 'AMP! Extreme Edition' version of ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 980 Ti. In the bottom right, we have 6GB of VRAM, Power Boost, and Ice Storm technologies.




On the back of the box, we have some more details on the card. We can see the seriously elaborate cooler that ZOTAC has deployed on the GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition. To the right, we can see that ZOTAC has used its dual-blade EKO fan, which increases airflow by 30%.




The card comes in some good packaging, keeping your video card nice and safe.



Detailed Look


The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition has a very unique look, but it's ultimately a ZOTAC design. This is definitely not a bad thing, as I'm a fan of the work ZOTAC has on the AMP! Extreme Edition cards.




We can see the beautiful dual-blade fans that ZOTAC has used, with three of them keeping the card nice and cool.




On the back of the card, we can see that ZOTAC is teasing 'Push the Limit'. Under that, ZOTAC's Power Boost technology can be seen here.




ZOTAC has stuck with the reference Maxwell display output configuration, so we have 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and 1 x DVI.





From the top of the card, we have the extensive 2.5-slot cooling system, as well as the 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors to the right. On the bottom of the card, we can see that elaborate cooling system on show.




A closer look at the 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and the heat sink keeping the VRMs cool.




The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition can be used in SLI for some serious frame rates.

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