Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo Review 2

Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo Review

Circuit Board Analysis »

Packaging

Package Front
Package Back


The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back
Graphics Card Front Angled

The Zotac RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo features a traditional triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution design, but with a touch of modernity from its Spectra RGB lighting element along the top. Other modern touches include the 3-D backplate that curves into the sides.

Graphics Card Dimensions

Dimensions of the card are 32 x 12.5 cm, and it weighs 1254 g.

Graphics Card Height
Graphics Card Back Angled

Installation requires three slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

Display connectivity options include three standard DisplayPort 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1. The DisplayPort 1.4a outputs support Display Stream Compression (DSC) 1.2a, which lets you connect 4K displays at 120 Hz and 8K displays at 60 Hz. Ampere can drive two 8K displays at 60 Hz with just one cable per display.

Ampere is the first GPU to support HDMI 2.1, which increases bandwidth to 48 Gbps to support higher resolutions, like 4K144 and 8K30, with a single cable. With DSC, this goes up to 4K240 and 8K120. NVIDIA's new NVENC/NVDEC video engine is optimized to handle video tasks with minimal CPU load. The highlight here is added support for AV1 decode. Just like on Turing, you may also decode MPEG-2, VC1, VP8, VP9, H.264, and H.265 natively, at up to 8K@12-bit.

The encoder is identical to Turing. It supports H.264, H.265, and lossless at up to 8K@10-bit.

Graphics Card Power Plugs

Power is drawn from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. This configuration, along with slot power, supplies up to 375 W.

Multi-GPU Area

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti does not support SLI.

Teardown

Graphics Card Cooler Front
Graphics Card Cooler Back

Compared to the NVIDIA Founders Edition card, the Zotac AMP Holo is easy to take apart. Simply undo a bunch of screws on the backplate. The thermal pads for the memory chips are 2.0 mm thick, and those for the VRM are 2.5 mm thick.


The cooling solution uses a pair of aluminium fin stacks, skewered by six 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes that make contact with the GPU through a copper base that also pulls heat from the memory chips.


The 3-D backplate has thermal pads (3.0 mm) lend a hand with cooling, as well as an ARGB ornament.
Next Page »Circuit Board Analysis
View as single page