Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Extreme Holo Review - The Best RTX 3070 Ti 28

Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Extreme Holo Review - The Best RTX 3070 Ti

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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.

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Market Segment Analysis
 PriceCoresROPsCore
Clock
Boost
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPUTransistorsMemory
RX 5700 XT$8002560641605 MHz1755 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070$6502304641410 MHz1620 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060$5503584481320 MHz1777 MHz1875 MHzGA10613250M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2070 Super$7002560641605 MHz1770 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
Radeon VII$8003840641400 MHz1800 MHz1000 MHzVega 2013230M16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit
RX 6600 XT$xxx2048642359 MHz2589 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2311060M8 GB, GDDR6, 128-bit
RTX 2080$7502944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Super$8003072641650 MHz1815 MHz1940 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060 Ti$7004864801410 MHz1665 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6700 XT$770
2560642424 MHz2581 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2217200M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$11004352881350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 3070$10005888961500 MHz1725 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3070 Ti$11006144961575 MHz1770 MHz1188 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit
Zotac RTX 3070 Ti
AMP Extreme Holo
$12006144961575 MHz1890 MHz1188 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit
RX 6800$13003840961815 MHz2105 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800 XT$140046081282015 MHz2250 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3080$14008704961440 MHz1710 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit
RTX 3080 Ti$1750102401121365 MHz1665 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M12 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit
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