The Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo is the company's premium custom-design offering based on NVIDIA's latest addition to its RTX 30-series "Ampere" product family. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and last week's RTX 3080 Ti are additions to the higher-end of NVIDIA's product stack, in response to competition from AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series "Big Navi" graphics cards. The RTX 3070 Ti in particular is being launched to close the price-performance gap between the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, as the RTX 3070 is embattled on two fronts, from the RX 6700 XT and RX 6800.
NVIDIA could have been lazy by simply cutting down its latest GA102 silicon, but was prudent instead. Rather, the company decided not only to max out the GA104 silicon, unlocking all of its 6,144 CUDA cores, but also gave the chip 35% faster 19 Gbps GDDR6X memory, as opposed to the 14 Gbps GDDR6 on the original RTX 3070. Combined with the slightly higher clock speeds and power limits, these changes could be NVIDIA's answer to AMD competitors.
The GeForce "Ampere" architecture represents the second generation of NVIDIA's RTX real-time raytracing technology, and introduces second-generation RT cores that double ray intersection performance and feature fixed-function hardware for even more raytraced effects, third-generation Tensor cores that leverage the sparsity phenomenon in AI deep-learning neural nets to increase inference performance by an order of magnitude, and the Ampere CUDA core itself, which significantly increases performance by leveraging concurrent INT32 and FP32 math operations.
The Zotac RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo features the company's highest state of tune for this GPU. The chip runs at a boost frequency of 1830 MHz boost, compared to the 1770 MHz reference. The HoloBlack cooling solution combines the cooling prowess of a large triple-fan aluminium fin-stack heatsink with the aesthetics of a large ARGB LED diffuser the company dubbed "Spectra lighting system." In this review, we show you if it's worth forking out a little extra for this card over the Founders Edition.
|RX 5700 XT||$370||2560||64||1605 MHz||1755 MHz||1750 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2070||$340||2304||64||1410 MHz||1620 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3060||$900||3584||48||1320 MHz||1777 MHz||1875 MHz||GA106||13250M||12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RTX 2070 Super||$450||2560||64||1605 MHz||1770 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|Radeon VII||$680||3840||64||1400 MHz||1800 MHz||1000 MHz||Vega 20||13230M||16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit|
|RTX 2080||$600||2944||64||1515 MHz||1710 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080 Super||$690||3072||64||1650 MHz||1815 MHz||1940 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3060 Ti||$1300||4864||80||1410 MHz||1665 MHz||1750 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX 6700 XT||$1000||2560||64||2424 MHz||2581 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 22||17200M||12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RTX 2080 Ti||$1400||4352||88||1350 MHz||1545 MHz||1750 MHz||TU102||18600M||11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit|
|RTX 3070||$1300||5888||96||1500 MHz||1725 MHz||1750 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3070 Ti||$1300|
|6144||96||1575 MHz||1770 MHz||1188 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit|
|Zotac RTX 3070 Ti|
|$1350||6144||96||1575 MHz||1830 MHz||1188 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit|
|RX 6800||$1400||3840||96||1815 MHz||2105 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 21||26800M||16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX 6800 XT||$1700||4608||128||2015 MHz||2250 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 21||26800M||16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3080||$1500||8704||96||1440 MHz||1710 MHz||1188 MHz||GA102||28000M||10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit|
|RTX 3080 Ti||$2200||10240||112||1365 MHz||1665 MHz||1188 MHz||GA102||28000M||12 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit|
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.
Dimensions of the card are 32 x 12.5 cm, and it weighs 1254 g.
Installation requires three slots in your system.
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.
Power is drawn from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. This configuration, along with slot power, supplies up to 375 W.
The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti does not support SLI.
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.
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