Monday, October 8th 2018

ZOTAC Prepping Another RTX 20-Series: AMP Extreme

ZOTAC is preparing to launch another tier to its GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards lineup with the AMP Extreme series. Sitting above their now historic AMP Series (at least in computer hardware terms, it's already historic), the new lineup will bring much improved factory overclocking numbers, so these are certainly part of those cherry-picked chips for maximum performance. Core clocks aren't known at the time, but memory clocks have been upped to 14.4 Gbps, some 400 MHz above the factory specifications for the RTX 2080 - the only confirmed card until now.

The rest of the design is relatively straightforward, with a metallic backplate, a tri-90 mm fan design, 2x 8-pin power connectors, a 16+4 phases power delivery system, and a much increased TDP of 280 W (over the reference 215 W). Of course, there's RGB lighting as well, but that's not the important thing here: the cherry-picked chips are. It's unclear os of yet when this series will hit the market, but expect them sooner rather than later. ZOTAC is apparently also working on a AMP Core series, which should find its differentiation over the factory overclocking specifics.
Source: Videocardz
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5 Comments on ZOTAC Prepping Another RTX 20-Series: AMP Extreme

#1
Vayra86
280W?! That hardly looks reliable to me. Or is it just potential board power, without any relation to whatever limitations Nvidia puts in BIOS.
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Th3pwn3r
Yeah, I won't buy Zotac anymore my 1080ti Amp extreme overheats like a mofo... Gonna return it before my extended warranty runs out.
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Camm
Th3pwn3r
Yeah, I won't buy Zotac anymore my 1080ti Amp extreme overheats like a mofo... Gonna return it before my extended warranty runs out.
Strange, mine stayed under 60c under full load. Or are you one of these people that buy a high end GPU, and put it in a case full of tempered glass but no airflow then whinge about temps?
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qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
After the crapness with the fans on my GTX 1080 Amp Extreme, which cost a premium price and is now out of warranty, I don't trust this company to fit reliable fans to their products, even if they cost over a grand like this one will.

I think I'll stick to MSI, EVGA etc.
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Th3pwn3r
Camm
Strange, mine stayed under 60c under full load. Or are you one of these people that buy a high end GPU, and put it in a case full of tempered glass but no airflow then whinge about temps?
Nah, I'm one of the people who runs my BeQuiet! Dark Base Pro without the glass panel and one of the people who didn't listen to Gamer Nexus and the warning about the VRM heating issues these ZOTAC cards have. Oh well, I should have listened to papa Steve :(
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