Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Review

It’s been a busyish year for reviews here at DavePlays.co.uk, things hit the ground running in March of this year and today really sees the pinnacle of hardware that I have been provided with to review. I had not expected to receive a flagship card from ZOTAC in the mail, but couldn’t pass up the chance to have a look at it when offered.

The AMP! series of cards are ZOTAC’s pre-overclocked editions, whilst coming with improved speeds out of the box, they also tend to come with some form of improved cooling to help improve performance further and to help you to eke out greater performance if you so desire. The AMP! series of cards from ZOTAC have been released across all of the recent NVIDIA ranges; my first encounter with such a card was ZOTAC’s 9800GT AMP! way back in 2008.

The ZOTAC GTX980 AMP! Extreme has a massive overclock right out of the box compared to a standard GTX 980, in fact the base speed is faster than a normal GTX 980’s boost speed (1291MHz compared to 1216Mhz), whilst the memory of the card gets a more modest boost to 7.2GHz (up from 7GHz) http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-980/specifications

Specifications

Model ZT-90203-10P

Interface

Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16 (Compatible with 1.1)

Chipset

Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU GeForce GTX 980
Core clock 1291 MHz (base) 1393 MHz (boost)
Cores 2,048
Shader Clock N/A

Memory

Memory Clock 7200 MHz
Memory Size 4GB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR5

3D API

DirectX DirectX 12
OpenGL OpenGL 4.4

Ports

DVI 1 (2560×1600)
HDMI 1 (4K @ 60 Hz)
DisplayPort 3 (4K @ 60 Hz)
VGA (with included adapter)

General

Tuner N/A
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 4K
RoHS Compliant Yes
SLI Supported 2-way
Cooler Triple-fan IceStorm w/ Carbon ExoArmor
Dual-Link DVI Supported N/A
Supported OS Certified for Windows 8 / 7 / Vista

Packaging

Package Contents ZT-90203-10P DVI-to-VGA adapter 2 x Dual 4-pin-to-8-pin PCIe adapter Mini USB-to-internal USB header cable Driver Disk User Manual
Game Bundle N/A

 

 

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