We have already reviewed two Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards at Bjorn3d, both from eVGA (the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked and the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SuperClocked ACX 2.0+). Both cards performed very well and earned theirBjorn3D Gold Award. We have though eagerly been awaiting our firstZotac GTX 980 Ti card to review as we have been very impressed with their earlier offerings including the Zotac GeForce GTX980 AMP Omega Edition card. And today it arrived in our office! The Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme card.
So what is so special about this card which makes us salivating at the thought of putting it in our computer? It’s all about the specifications:
Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC
|Core Clock||1253 MHz||1102 MHz|
|Core Boost Clock||1355 MHz||1190 MHz|
|Memory Clock||7220 MHz||7010 MHz|
The clockspeeds out of the box are amazing. As far as we can see this is the fastest GTX980 Ti available right now. We cannot wait for the chance to bench it and then overclock it even more.
The box looks just like any other Zotac card. On the back we get a glimpse of the cool features the card comes with including a custom 3-fan cooling system.
This is a huge and heavy card. It definitely needs a case with lots of space. Notice the sticker saying that the fans can stop spinning under low load. It will be interesting to test that since our previous tested eVGA Superclocked-card did not do this.
Take a look at the cool fins on the fan. The have their own sub-fins which help make the fans 30% more efficient in removing heat while still bein “whisper quiet”.
The whole card is encased in “Carbon ExoArmor” which should help kep vibrations down and keep the card silent.
And so the work on the review starts …
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