Gtx 980 ti zotac
GeForce® GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega
GeForce® GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega
Engineered to game, the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega is flush with power to maximize performance. The latest graphics card in the Maxwell family electrifies every 4K scenery down to the last pixel. Get the edge with 6GB of memory and 2816 pulsating cores that jolt your game to life. IceStorm with EKO fans push noise and thermals low while enhancing airflow and POWER BOOST stabilize AMPed performance. Push the limit and let the marvel of engineering lead the way.
GeForce® GTX 980 Ti
GeForce® GTX 980 Ti
Ti. The most powerful two letters in the world of GPUs. When paired with our flagship gaming GPU–GeForce® GTX 980 Ti–it enables new levels of performance and capabilities. Accelerated by the groundbreaking NVIDIA Maxwell™ architecture, GeForce® GTX 980 Ti delivers an unbeatable 4K and virtual reality experience. With 2816 NVIDIA® CUDA® cores and 6 GB of memory, it has the horsepower to drive whatever comes next.
Zotac GTX 980 Ti Amp! Edition 6 GB Review
24 Packaging & Contents » NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti was released just a few weeks ago. It is built on the same GM200 GPU as the GeForce Titan X, but has fewer shaders (2816 vs 3072). While the GTX 980 Ti's GPU is still produced on a 28 nanometer process at TSMC in Taiwan, it comes with the fantastic power efficiency optimizations of the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, which promises lower power draw, higher performance, and reduced fan noise all at the same time. Our review of the reference design GTX 980 Ti revealed that it is barely slower than the Titan X, which means custom designs could surpass Titan X performance at a much lower price point.
Today, we are reviewing the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Edition, which introduces a new all-metal, triple-fan, dual-slot cooler. Zotac has overclocked their GTX 980 Ti AMP! to 1051 MHz base clock, a medium-sized overclock. Pricing is quite good because the card comes at NVIDIA's reference design pricing of $650.
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Zotac's GTX 980 Ti is an expensive graphics card, but it's great value considering the power on tap
Zotac’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp! Edition is a factory-overclocked graphics card based on Nvidia’s superb GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU. This card uses Zotac “IceStorm” cooler, featuring a trio of 90mm fans which help keep temperatures down and noise output low. See also: What's the best graphics card?
Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp! Edition review: Design and features
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti is a cut-down version of Nvidia’s flagship GPU, the Titan X which retains most of the performance of the latter while shedding half of its 12GB RAM and 256 of its processor cores, bringing the total down to 2,816. Current games have difficulty filling 6GB of RAM, so halving the total memory translates into a pure cost saving for the customer enough to render the Titan X effectively pointless for many.
By treating the standard core and memory clocks to a moderate speed bump from 1,000MHz (base), 1,075MHz (boost) to 1,051MHz and 1,140MHz respectively Zotac has given you a headstart on unlocking the full potential of the board via DIY overclocking. We tested the card at this speed as it’s the minimum performance you’re guaranteed to get, but you’d be unlucky not to be able to achieve a little better than this through further tweaking.
To boost performance further, you can use Zotac’s supplied Firestorm overclocking application. It offers control over the usual parameters, including clock speeds, voltage offsets and target power draw, but we found it a little less user-friendly than its competitors, thanks to it’s eye-catching but baffling design. Issues include unexplained icons, some of which seem to do nothing when pressed. We would recommend ditching it entirely for a third-party utility were it not for the Quick Boost button which instantly overclocks the base core speed to 1,101MHz and the boost speed to 1,190MHz.
Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp! Edition review: Performance
In our tests, the Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Amp! Edition performs well, as you would expect given the price, it leaves most of the competition behind. The Zotac card achieves an average frame rate comfortably over 60fps in 4K with Ultra settings when playing Alien isolation and is therefore an excellent choice for gamers looking to venture into Ultra High Definition setups. It also ran quietly under stress testing, but not as quietly as the Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti or the Sapphire Tri-X Fury.
However, even in its fastest modes the Zotac card is comprehensively outclassed by the Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti which performs almost as though it had a different class of GPU altogether. There is a large price differential however, and we feel the Zotac card will offer more than enough performance for the majority of gamers.
There’s every chance you’ll be able to achieve much faster performance out of the Zotac GTX 980 Ti Amp! Edition by using the Firestorm application, but if you’d rather spend a your money than your time, you can opt for the Zotac GTX 980 Ti Amp! Extreme edition which is pre-overclocked even higher than the Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC at roughly the same price, i.e. around £100 more.
Not to be sniffed at is the card’s five year warranty, which is at least two years longer than the best of the competition. All in all, it's a great deal if you can afford it.
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