Thursday, May 26th 2016

ZOTAC GTX 1080 AMP! and AMP! Extreme Graphics Cards Pictured

Here are the first clear pictures of ZOTAC's upcoming custom-design GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, the GTX 1080 AMP! and the GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme (pictured in that order). The GTX 1080 AMP! features a simple 2-slot, dual-fan cooling solution, with a moderate factory-overclock. The GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme, on the other hand, features a meaty triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution, a very strong VRM that draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and a heavy factory-overclock.

Both cards feature custom-design PCBs by ZOTAC, which are bound to feature more than one power connector; an identical display output layout of three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and one DVI-D; and ZOTAC Freeze Technology, which powers down the fans when the GPU is idling (or under a temperature threshold). The clock speeds of both the cards are still under the wraps. Both cards are expected to be launched on May 27th.
Source: VideoCardz
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14 Comments on ZOTAC GTX 1080 AMP! and AMP! Extreme Graphics Cards Pictured

#1
dozenfury
Very curious to see where the 1080 (and 1070) oc's reach on the cards like this AMP! with the extra power connector.
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#2
GhostRyder
Wonder what kind of VRM is on the AMP Extreme. Would be nice to see if they do and how much better an overclocker they are. This generation seems (From my initial inspection/interpretations) to be amazing mix of old and new style overclocking!!!
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#3
Kelarik
Given what a beast the 980Ti Extreme was out of the box, I'm more than a little excited to see what Zotac can pull off this time
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#4
erocker
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Nice. I thought it would be a couple weeks for release.
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#6
Jstn7477
I've been extremely happy with my Zotac AMP! Extreme GTX 980 since October 2014, and while I see they've removed a couple things like the green/red lights and the USB controlled microcontroller, my card happily overclocked to 1468/8000 with just a modified BIOS. I'll see what other companies have before I probably get a GTX 1080, but this card has been rock solid unlike the couple of Gigabyte cards (HD 7950 and R9 290) that have become paperweights rather quickly out of warranty.
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#7
Slizzo
I would wait for an in depth review before ordering or purchasing one of these at the outset.

Jstn7477
I've been extremely happy with my Zotac AMP! Extreme GTX 980 since October 2014, and while I see they've removed a couple things like the green/red lights and the USB controlled microcontroller, my card happily overclocked to 1468/8000 with just a modified BIOS. I'll see what other companies have before I probably get a GTX 1080, but this card has been rock solid unlike the couple of Gigabyte cards (HD 7950 and R9 290) that have become paperweights rather quickly out of warranty.
http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/1666-zotac-gtx-980-extreme-benchmark-review-overclocking?showall=1
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#8
TheGuruStud
Slizzo
I would wait for an in depth review before ordering or purchasing one of these at the outset.



http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/1666-zotac-gtx-980-extreme-benchmark-review-overclocking?showall=1
Regular AMP! is just a normal card with a very good cooler slapped on. But, yes, that's terrible to pay for an Extreme and it be so shitty. My 980ti AMP! has been a beast (just poor asic quality, but I did buy at launch, so I guess that's to be expected).
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#9
D007
With the way people are lining up for the 10 series, it's not a bad idea to come out with these at launch.. I'm all over this..
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#10
Casecutter
Is it me or is that Extreme a 3-Slot? With A supreme leader edition only indicating it supposedly dissipates 180W TDP, why Zotac has to have this this humongous brick and 3 fans?

They could passively cool 150W TDP on a 2 slot less than 8" card, and now with 20% more TDP you have to have all this?

#whysomuchbeef
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#11
medi01
Casecutter
They could passively cool 150W TDP on a 2 slot less than 8" card, and now with 20% more TDP you have to have all this?
OCed 1080 consumes much more power than stock. That's where second power connector should help.
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#12
Basard
Kinda reminds me of those Gskill stickers they were giving out with their ram... "Go beyond limit" it said--in an equally cheesy fashion.
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#13
Jstn7477
Slizzo
I would wait for an in depth review before ordering or purchasing one of these at the outset.
http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/1666-zotac-gtx-980-extreme-benchmark-review-overclocking?showall=1
Yep, I did see that when I got it and was looking for how to modify the BIOS as the power limit only goes up to 111% when I think Gigabyte allowed 125% on theirs. FireStorm was also quite terrible at the time (haven't tried it anytime recently) but I prefer BIOS mods anyway. Again, I'm still satisfied with the card and that it is just as fine overclocked now as it was shortly after I got it, while I've had two Gigabyte and one XFX Radeon HD 7950/R9 290 crap the bed, two of which were sent in for RMA between 1-3 months after purchasing new, which is insulting because I have four reference GTX 460s, a GTX 465 and a GTX 470 that are still quite alive after Folding@Home torture. I've also only had one blower fan die on the GTX 465, yet every single Gigabyte Windforce card I've bought including a GTX 660 Ti has had those terrible Power Logic/Everflow fans blow up and I've had to harvest replacements off my dead Gigabyte cards.
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#14
ViperXTR
Either Zotac or Gainward/Palit for me, asus,evga, gigabyte and msi usually tends to be astronomically more expensive in our area
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