Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Amp Extreme Holo Review 5

Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Amp Extreme Holo Review

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The Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Amp Extreme Holo is a slick new graphics card from the house of Zotac Gaming, powered by the apex RTX 30-series GPU being debuted today. The RTX 3090 is the pinnacle of the NVIDIA "Ampere" graphics architecture, and not just maxes out all shaders physically present on the largest "GA102" silicon, but also boosts memory bandwidth and clock speeds with the idea of making this a double-digit percentage faster than the RTX 3090, the company's de facto flagship GPU until now. Its target audience is anyone who wants to play the latest games at 4K native resolution with ray tracing and maxed out details, as well as PC enthusiasts wanting to be at the top of benchmark leaderboards.

All 84 streaming multiprocessors (SM) of the GA102 silicon are enabled on the RTX 3090 Ti. This works out to 10,752 CUDA cores, 84 RT cores, and 336 Tensor cores. The memory subsystem sees an upgrade, too, with the introduction of 21 Gbps-rated GDDR6X memory chips in place of the 19.5 Gbps ones on the RTX 3090. The new chips enable a memory bandwidth of over 1 TB/s, up from the 954 GB/s on the RTX 3090. Memory size remains the same, at 24 GB. NVIDIA had gone with such a large memory amount for the original RTX 3090 because it positioned the SKU as a halo-segment product, since there's no TITAN product this generation and the large memory amount enables certain creator use-cases with large data sets.

The RTX 3090 Ti is also the first graphics card to debut the new ATX 16-pin power connector, and not just on the NVIDIA Founders Edition card, but also custom-design cards, across the board. The connector is technically capable of up to 600 W power delivery, and NVIDIA rated the typical board power of the reference RTX 3090 Ti at 450 W, which is a whole 100 W higher than the RTX 3090 and means that overclocked custom-design cards such as the Zotac Amp Extreme we're reviewing today could approach or even cross the 450 W-mark. The 16-pin connector is still very new for the PSU industry, so all board partners are required to include an NVIDIA-designed adapter that converts three 8-pin PCIe power connectors to a 16-pin connector.

The Zotac RTX 3090 Ti Amp Extreme Holo is the company's flagship air-cooled custom-design product and features an updated variant of the IceStorm 2.0 cooling solution we've seen on the likes of the RTX 3090 Amp Extreme. It features a meaty triple-slot heatsink that's ventilated by a trio of fans. There's an unmistakably large RGB lighting element along the top of the card. Underneath is a brand-new PCB with a significantly different power design built around that 16-pin connector. The PCB also features a large cutout for airflow from the cooler to pass right through. Zotac's factory-overclock for the RTX 3090 Ti is 1890 MHz boost, while the NVIDIA reference runs 1860 MHz.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Market Segment Analysis
RTX 2080$6502944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Super$7503072641650 MHz1815 MHz1940 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060 Ti$6504864801410 MHz1665 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6700 XT$600
2560642424 MHz2581 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2217200M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$8504352881350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 3070$7505888961500 MHz1725 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3070 Ti$8006144961575 MHz1770 MHz1188 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit
RX 6800$9003840961815 MHz2105 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800 XT$95046081282015 MHz2250 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3080$11008704961440 MHz1710 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit
RTX 3080 Ti$1350102401121365 MHz1665 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M12 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit
RX 6900 XT$125051201282015 MHz2250 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3090$1900104961121395 MHz1695 MHz1219 MHzGA10228000M24 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit
RTX 3090 Ti$2000107521121560 MHz1860 MHz1313 MHzGA10228000M24 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit
Zotac RTX 3090 Ti
AMP Extreme
$2000107521121560 MHz1890 MHz1313 MHzGA10228000M24 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit
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