• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

ZOTAC Prepping Another RTX 20-Series: AMP Extreme

Raevenlord

News Editor
Staff member
Joined
Aug 12, 2016
Messages
3,440 (2.07/day)
Location
Portugal
System Name The Ryzening
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
Cooling Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 120
Memory 16 GB G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200 (2x 8 GB)
Video Card(s) TPU's Awesome MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
Storage Boot: Crucial MX100 128GB; Gaming: Crucial MX 300 525GB; Storage: Samsung 1TB HDD, Toshiba 2TB HDD
Display(s) Acer Nitro VG270UP (1440p 144 Hz IPS)
Case NOX Hummer MC Black
Audio Device(s) iFi Audio Zen DAC
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ 750 W
Mouse Cooler Master Masterkeys Lite L
Keyboard Cooler Master Masterkeys Lite L
Software Windows 10 x64
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.



View at TechPowerUp Main Site
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
14,535 (6.17/day)
Location
The Washing Machine
Processor i7 8700k 4.7Ghz @ 1.26v
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Gigabyte G34QWC (34'' 3440x1440x)
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Power Supply EVGA G2 750w
Mouse Logitech G502 Protheus Spectrum
Keyboard Sharkoon MK80 (Brown)
Software W10 x64
280W?! That hardly looks reliable to me. Or is it just potential board power, without any relation to whatever limitations Nvidia puts in BIOS.
 
Joined
Aug 6, 2009
Messages
1,151 (0.27/day)
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Yeah, I won't buy Zotac anymore my 1080ti Amp extreme overheats like a mofo... Gonna return it before my extended warranty runs out.
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2012
Messages
535 (0.17/day)
Location
Australia
System Name ATHENA
Processor AMD 5950X
Motherboard Aorus X570 Xtreme
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A, 3xNoctua IndustrialPPC 120mm 2000RPM PWM, 2xSilverstone AP 180mm 1200RPM
Memory 4x32GB Trident-Z 4000mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA 3090 FTW Ultra Gaming
Storage 3 x Samsung 970 2TB
Display(s) Acer X34P 34" 21:9 3440x1440 @ 120hz
Case Silverstone FT05
Audio Device(s) Topping A90/D90 MQA
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000w
Mouse Logitech MX Vertical+Master 3, Glorious Model 0
Keyboard Hexgears X1
Software Windows 10 + OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
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?
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
16,065 (3.32/day)
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K @ 4GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance Black DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Black 4TB | WD Blue 6TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z (144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p) | Asus MG28UQ (4K, 60Hz, FreeSync compatible)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Mouse Microsoft Intellimouse Pro - Black Shadow
Keyboard Yes
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-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.
 
Joined
Aug 6, 2009
Messages
1,151 (0.27/day)
Location
Chicago, Illinois
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 :(
 
Top