ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme 8 GB Review 45

ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme 8 GB Review

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Introduction


Back in September, NVIDIA launched its GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card family with the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Close to a month later, the company launched its third-fastest card in the family, the GeForce RTX 2070. This is an important product for NVIDIA because even at a relatively steep price of $500, it is the most affordable one offering real-time ray tracing in games, or at least a semblance of it. The RTX 2070 is being offered to the vast bulk of gamers that play at 1440p resolution or lower.

NVIDIA has also made certain interesting design choices for the RTX 2070. Predecessors of this card, such as the GTX 1070 and GTX 970, have been based on the same chips as the SKU just above them, such as the GTX 1080 and GTX 980. NVIDIA is basing the RTX 2070 on its third-largest "Turing" chip, the TU106, instead of the TU104.



It's important to mention here, though, that the TU106 isn't exactly a successor of chips in the same way as the GP106 or GM206. While those two have exactly half the muscle of the GP104 or GM204 respectively, the TU106 has half the muscle of the top-dog TU102 instead of the TU104. This chip also gets the same 256-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface, which is unchanged from the TU104. The philosophy behind the TU106 may have been to design a lean chip that is cheaper to build for the simple fact that it has a smaller die than the TU104.

Today, we have for review the Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme, which is the company's flagship RTX 2070 variant. It is built on a custom PCB with revamped VRM circuitry and upgraded power input capability. The clocks have been increased significantly, to 1860 MHz Boost, which is 110 MHz higher than the NVIDIA Founders Edition. ZOTAC also upgraded the cooler to a large triple-slot triple-fan solution with a 8+6 power input configuration.

The Zotac RTX 2070 AMP Extreme is currently available online for $640.

GeForce GTX 2070 Market Segment Analysis
 PriceShader
Units
ROPsCore
Clock
Boost
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPUTransistorsMemory
GTX 1050$135 640321354 MHz1455 MHz1752 MHzGP1073300M2 GB, GDDR5, 128-bit
GTX 1050 Ti$170 768321290 MHz1392 MHz1752 MHzGP1073300M4 GB, GDDR5, 128-bit
RX 470$165 204832932 MHz1216 MHz1650 MHzEllesmere5700M4 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
RX 570$190 2048321168 MHz1244 MHz1750 MHzEllesmere5700M4 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
GTX 970$235 1664561051 MHz1178 MHz1750 MHzGM2045200M4 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
RX 480$230 2304321120 MHz1266 MHz2000 MHzEllesmere5700M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
RX 580$230 2304321257 MHz1340 MHz2000 MHzEllesmere5700M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
GTX 1060 3 GB$220 1152481506 MHz1708 MHz2002 MHzGP1064400M3 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
GTX 1060$260 1280481506 MHz1708 MHz2002 MHzGP1064400M6 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
GTX 980 Ti$390 2816961000 MHz1075 MHz1750 MHzGM2008000M6 GB, GDDR5, 384-bit
R9 Fury X$380 4096641050 MHzN/A500 MHzFiji8900M4 GB, HBM, 4096-bit
GTX 1070$390 1920641506 MHz1683 MHz2002 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
RX Vega 56$400 3584641156 MHz1471 MHz800 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
GTX 1070 Ti$4002432641607 MHz1683 MHz2000 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
GTX 1080$470 2560641607 MHz1733 MHz1251 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5X, 256-bit
RX Vega 64$570 4096641247 MHz1546 MHz953 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
GTX 1080 Ti$675 3584881481 MHz1582 MHz1376 MHzGP10212000M11 GB, GDDR5X, 352-bit
RTX 2070$4992304641410 MHz1620 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070 FE$5992304641410 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
ZOTAC RTX 2070
AMP Extreme
$6402304641410 MHz1830 MHz1860 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080$6992944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 FE$7992944641515 MHz1800 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$9994352641350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 2080 Ti FE$11994352641350 MHz1635 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
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