Out of all of the AIB partners making custom GeForce GTX 1080s, ZOTAC was the one I was most excited to see the results from. Well, here we are with their GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme, but how do I feel? It's the best GeForce GTX 1080 I've tested so far, and I've been through the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, and the GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition from NVIDIA.
ZOTAC has crafted the best GeForce GTX 1080 so far, with an elaborate array of cooling technology that keeps the GP104 GPU and 8GB of GDDR5X under 65C when stressed. The fans barely spin up under load, and when they do, they're ridiculously quiet. The only way you'd hear them is by pressing your ear up to the fans, which is something you're never going to need to do of course.
Remember that ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme is their best offering, but they also have other cards coming out that are slightly slower. The GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme is an amazing card, but if you don't have the extra dosh to splash on it, wait for the slightly slower offerings as you could save some money and overclock the hell out of it to get close to what the GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme is capable of.
Right now, if I had to recommend the fastest graphics card to someone - the card I'll have at the top of my list is ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme. It has unrivaled performance, mind-blowing thermal performance, and with whisper-quiet gaming. It also looks insanely awesome, but this is a personal taste thing. Some people just won't like the stand out from the crowd look that ZOTAC has used on the GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme, but I do.
Wrapping up, ZOTAC has created a monster with its GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme. So much so that I'm afraid that its competitors won't be able to beat it. We still haven't seen the craziest GTX 1080s yet, with a few more models still to come, but the GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme from ZOTAC is the best right now. I don't think another card can beat it for a while, as we have some pretty crazy performance numbers here in our review - as well as the silence of the card under load, and the overclocking potential if you wanted to play with the card more.
If you're in the market for the fastest GTX 1080 known to man right now, ZOTAC has your back with the GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme. It's a card with a unique aesthetic, which is something I think helps the card stand out from the crowd. It looks absolutely amazing installed into a case and certainly catches the eye of anyone walking past it. Buy it right now; you won't regret it!
Product Summary Breakdown
|Performance (overclocking, power)||100%|
|Quality (build, design, cooling)||95%|
|General Features (display outputs, etc)||95%|
|Bundle, Packaging & Software||95%|
|Value for Money||95%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||96%|
The Bottom Line: It's simple: ZOTAC has the fastest GeForce GTX 1080 on the market right now with its GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme. Huge speeds, whisper-quiet gaming, and a look that is sure to turn heads. Impressive stuff, yet again, from ZOTAC.
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