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Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 AMP Extreme 8 GB

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Zotac's RTX 2080 AMP Extreme has the highest GPU clock of all RTX 2080 cards released so far, and its memory is overclocked, too. The VRM has been massively upgraded, featuring a total of 20 phases! Unlike previous cards, the AMP Extreme has Samsung memory, which overclocks much better than Micron.

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Nice review BTW founders edition is crap comparing to Zotac so it deserves 100$ more.
 

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Seems like asus is the only one that truly delivered.
 
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Read info dude ...
nvidia ref 2080 35db vs zotac 2080 36db
nvidia ref 2080 72c vs zotac 2080 84c
bigger , louder , hotter , higher price = fail
Bigger=Win but bad if you have mini me desktop
Louder=if you are bat or have OCD
Hotter=Ofc it's oced to max
Price=Right in the place
 

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Zotac should of gone with a chunky 3 slot cooler with this card IMO. If they are selling it above the price of other 2080's then they could of been that one boutique one that demanded a higher price...
 

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I'm not gonna trust another amp extreme from Zotac after the overpriced garbage that I bought, see my thread below.

On top of those problems, the fan bearings have started wearing out now so they make a very irritating noise and it's out of warranty. Buy a decent brand like MSI or Asus instead.

I don't care how well it does in reviews, these problems aren't worth it.

https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/workaround-annoying-design-fault-with-expensive-zotac-gtx-1080-amp-extreme-cards.233102/
 
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$900? you would be better off spending $99 more and buying EVGA 2080 ti barbones card for $999.

these companies love nub buyers though so i can't blame them for squeezing them dry i guess
 
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No. Just no... rtx cards are already bad value for the money. Overspending over that and get the four negatives above is just insult to injury
 
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"Priced at $900, the AMP Extreme is quite expensive. That's a $100 increase over the Founders Edition, and $150 more than the cheapest RTX 2080 that you can find. There's no way the 5% additional performance due to overclock can justify that"...

Proceeds to give it a "Highly Recommended" prize..!
 
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Just ignore the stamps, Mistral. The whole review is enough to inform you on the grade the products really deserve.
 
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"... the AMP Extreme has Samsung memory, which overclocks much better than Micron."

It also doesn't catch fire.
 
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i mean... nuff' said? just spend $99 more? how did this earn highly recommended award?

 

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Quite a lot of engineering went into this one (not the first time for Zotac). But man the power draw is through the roof. It basically catches up to the Vega64.
 
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Usual zotac , big , bulky , bad temps .
 

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Usual zotac , big , bulky , bad temps .
It's the highest clocked 2080 so far. Were you expecting low profile and passive cooling?
You can always limit TDP yourself if you want more quiet, but if they sold the cards TDP limited there would be no guarantee you could do the reverse. And I'm not saying this is the card everyone should get. Just that I don't see a need to bash it.
 
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It's the highest clocked 2080 so far. Were you expecting low profile and passive cooling?
You can always limit TDP yourself if you want more quiet, but if they sold the cards TDP limited there would be no guarantee you could do the reverse. And I'm not saying this is the card everyone should get. Just that I don't see a need to bash it.
Scratch that "Usual" as their other Zotac 20 series are good in temps ( I was referring to older models) but this particular one is bad and :

"Highest clock" !! by how much ? 2-3% if you compare it with others like GIGABYTE yet it's 15 degrees hotter and 10 degrees hotter than Nvidia FE, the whole OC and those extra manufacture boost are nothing at this performance level.
 

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Scratch that "Usual" as their other Zotac 20 series are good in temps ( I was referring to older models) but this particular one is bad and :

"Highest clock" !! by how much ? 2-3% if you compare it with others like GIGABYTE yet it's 15 degrees hotter and 10 degrees hotter than Nvidia FE, the whole OC and those extra manufacture boost are nothing at this performance level.
Well, yes. When you clock that high, it's expected 2-3% higher clocks to draw an additional 10% power (and increase the heat output accordingly). Just look how this works for Polaris or Vega.
 
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$900 asking price is kinda too high for a card that's essentially sharing the same PCB as the reference cards. (I think) Not that exciting of a difference over reference too.
 

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$900 asking price is kinda too high for a card that's essentially sharing the same PCB as the reference cards. (I think) Not that exciting of a difference over reference too.
Imho $900 is way too high for any consumer video card. But in this case we're paying less for the card itself and more for that gigantic GPU. Still sucks.
 
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@bug not just the extra weight but also those RGB LEDs that controls by a rather not-so-stable software suite.
 
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Buildzoid from Actually Hardcore Overclocking just did a PCB analysis of this card. It's NOT a 16 phase VRM. It's an 8 phase with pairs of the components in parallel for each phase.

 
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"Priced at $900, the AMP Extreme is quite expensive. That's a $100 increase over the Founders Edition, and $150 more than the cheapest RTX 2080 that you can find. There's no way the 5% additional performance due to overclock can justify that"...

Proceeds to give it a "Highly Recommended" prize..!
SAMANOSUKAE !
 

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Buildzoid from Actually Hardcore Overclocking just did a PCB analysis of this card. It's NOT a 16 phase VRM. It's an 8 phase with pairs of the components in parallel for each phase.

Depends on how you prefer to prefer to define 'phase'
 
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Did you watch the video?

The controller for the VRM can output a maximum of 8 PWM signals. There are no signal doublers on the card. The 16 mosfets (well, smart power stages in this case) are switched on and off in pairs. It's an 8 phase.
 
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