Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Extreme Holo is the company's most premium RTX 3070 Ti offering, targeting not just gamers, but also overclockers trying to beat RTX 3070 Ti records. It's backed by NVIDIA's new performance-segment chip with a monstrous VRM setup that's from a segment above and a cooling solution that could handle an RTX 3090. This Summer, NVIDIA augmented the higher end of its GeForce RTX 30-series "Ampere" graphics card family with the new RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti to try and fill some gaping holes in its lineup, especially when faced with strong (and unexpected) competition from the Radeon RX 6800 series and flagship RX 6900 XT.
The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is designed to offer a compelling product in the $500–$600 segment (fantasy land prices) as the older RTX 3070 was bested by the Radeon RX 6800 and faces competition from the RX 6700 XT. The company appears to have avoided the temptation of basing the RTX 3070 Ti on the larger GA102 silicon and instead maxed out the GA104, which the RTX 3070 nearly maxes out. All 6,144 CUDA cores are enabled, along with 48 RT cores, 192 Tensor cores, 192 TMUs, and 96 ROPs. NVIDIA also opted for the much faster 19 Gbps GDDR6X memory as opposed to the 14 Gbps GDDR6 on the RTX 3070, which accounts for a 35% memory bandwidth uplift.
The GeForce Ampere graphics architecture heralds the second generation of NVIDIA's path-breaking RTX technology, which combines 2nd-generation RT cores that have hardware acceleration for more real-time raytracing effects, 3rd generation Tensor cores that leverage sparsity to improve AI inference performance by an order of magnitude, and the Ampere CUDA cores that offer concurrent INT+FP32 operations and increased IPC. The design goal has been to minimize the performance impact of raytracing on game performance. Helping matters here is also NVIDIA's popular DLSS technology.
The Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Extreme Holo is positioned a notch above the RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo (reviewed here). You get all of the aesthetic uplift of the Holo, but with even higher clock speeds of 1890 MHz GPU Boost compared to the 1830 MHz of the AMP Holo and 1770 MHz NVIDIA reference. The new AMP Extreme Holo is also based on a completely different PCB than the AMP Holo. This new board spans almost the entire length of the card, pulls power from three (!) power connectors (8+8+6 pin), and uses a massive 18-phase VRM to power the card. Although visually similar-looking, the AMP Extreme Holo also comes with a meatier cooling solution with eight heat-pipes. You get the same groovy-looking Holo RGB LED lighting element. There are other enthusiast-relevant bits, such as consolidated voltage measurement points, and dual BIOS, which the vanilla AMP Holo lacks. In this review, we take the card for a spin. Pricing isn't available from Zotac, but given current market conditions, we're expecting a price of around $1200.
|RX 5700 XT||$800||2560||64||1605 MHz||1755 MHz||1750 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2070||$650||2304||64||1410 MHz||1620 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3060||$550||3584||48||1320 MHz||1777 MHz||1875 MHz||GA106||13250M||12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RTX 2070 Super||$700||2560||64||1605 MHz||1770 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|Radeon VII||$800||3840||64||1400 MHz||1800 MHz||1000 MHz||Vega 20||13230M||16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit|
|RX 6600 XT||$xxx||2048||64||2359 MHz||2589 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 23||11060M||8 GB, GDDR6, 128-bit|
|RTX 2080||$750||2944||64||1515 MHz||1710 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080 Super||$800||3072||64||1650 MHz||1815 MHz||1940 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3060 Ti||$700||4864||80||1410 MHz||1665 MHz||1750 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX 6700 XT||$770||2560||64||2424 MHz||2581 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 22||17200M||12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RTX 2080 Ti||$1100||4352||88||1350 MHz||1545 MHz||1750 MHz||TU102||18600M||11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit|
|RTX 3070||$1000||5888||96||1500 MHz||1725 MHz||1750 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3070 Ti||$1100||6144||96||1575 MHz||1770 MHz||1188 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit|
|Zotac RTX 3070 Ti|
AMP Extreme Holo
|$1200||6144||96||1575 MHz||1890 MHz||1188 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit|
|RX 6800||$1300||3840||96||1815 MHz||2105 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 21||26800M||16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX 6800 XT||$1400||4608||128||2015 MHz||2250 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 21||26800M||16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3080||$1400||8704||96||1440 MHz||1710 MHz||1188 MHz||GA102||28000M||10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit|
|RTX 3080 Ti||$1750||10240||112||1365 MHz||1665 MHz||1188 MHz||GA102||28000M||12 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit|