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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 11, 2017 5:26 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

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NVIDIA provides the best consumer graphics card you can buy with its stock GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but ZOTAC uses a custom PCB, one of the best cooling solutions made for a graphics card, and overclocks to both the GPU and GDDR5X RAM.

 

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It really is the best of both worlds, as ZOTAC is one of the best AIB partners for NVIDIA when it comes to high-end graphics cards.

 

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ZOTAC spends considerable time on the design of the card, with the company touting that the card is "significantly tuned to achieve supercar-like performance and thoroughly tested for system stability in the hardest of environments."

 

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SPECTRA has been upgraded on the new GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, with new lighting modes and a much wider color spectrum that can be tuned from ZOTAC's own FireStorm software. There are now three different color zones that light up, which look awesome in dark environments. Each of them can be controlled individually through FireStorm, too.

 

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ZOTAC has a specific design with its AMP! graphics cards and I'm really digging it. Not so much with the now-forced 'GEFORCE GTX' branding at the top.

 

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When it comes to cooling, ZOTAC is king - at 2GHz and 12GHz for the GPU and GDDR5X, respectively - our card was hitting 67C maximum with the fans barely making any noise at all.

 

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This is all thanks to ZOTAC's cooling technology, IceStorm.

 

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When the GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition is idle, or in low GPU usage - the fans won't turn on thanks to ZOTAC's Freeze technology.

 

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Another area where ZOTAC spends engineering brain time is on the custom PCB and power delivery on the GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, with their Power Boost technology - a control chip on the board itself which provides live electrical current regulation and instant electrical deviation responses.

 

It's an impressive piece of technology, which also reduces ripple noise, minimizes power fluctuation, and has a high-temperature tolerance. This lets you enjoy piece of mind, as your ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition will last longer, especially with those constant games you'll be playing, right?

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