Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition (11GB GDDR5X) Review

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition graphics card with 11GB of GDDR5X ram.

Last year, we reviewed the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme which, at that time was the world’s fastest GeForce GTX 1080. It was a top performing graphics card, that produced some excellent benchmarks results. And 9 months later, it’s still a very powerful graphics card … more than any average gamer will ever need.

So why did Nvidia release the GTX 1080 Ti so close? Was it a response to the rising threat of AMD’s up and coming Vega? Who knows…  but one thing is for sure, the performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is better than the last year’s flagship graphics card … the Nvidia Titan X, which was only launch in July 2016, that’s less than 9 months ago!

To makes things worse, Nvidia decided within 1 month of the GTX 1080 Ti launch … to release the Titan Xp, which is their next flagship graphics card with even better performance over the GTX 1080 Ti.

 

 

No wonder people are p155ed off with Nvidia. Imagine you were the guy who bought the GTX 1080 or Titan X nine months ago … only to find out that it’s now essentially obsolete! Any way, rant over. Let’s talk business and see what’s so special the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

For starters, the biggest difference you’ll notice is that it now has 11GB of GDDR5X ram rather than 8GB. Clock rates for both GPU and ram have also increased, along with extra CUDA cores, as well as memory bandwidth upto 11Gbps. This beast of a card requires a minimum recommended power supply of 600W, with a maximum power consumption of 270W. Max temps can reach 91 degrees Celsius.

 

Here’s a quick comparison of the GeForce GTX 10 series from Nvidia (default clock speeds)…

  GeForce GTX 1080 Ti  GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1060
Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal
CUDA Cores 3584 2560 1920 1280
Frame Buffer 11GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5 / GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR5
Base Clock Speed 1582 1607 MHz
1506 MHz
1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1683 MHz
1708 MHz
Memory Speed 11Gbps 10Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bus 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

 

We’ll be comparing the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with Zotac’s other siblings the GeForce GTX 1080 and  GeForce GTX 1070 cards. We will include benchmark scores from 3DMark Time Spy (DX12), Fire Strike and 3DMark 11 (both DX11), as well as DOOM (Vulcan) and others.

Let’s dive straight in and start by looking at the specifications of ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in our next page. Buy now at Amazon – https://goo.gl/NzMW3N for USD $699.

 

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