ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 AMP (6GB GDDR6) Review

Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 AMP Edition. It uses Nvidia’s latest GPU, the RTX 20 series which features their Turning architecture and offers ray-tracing capabilities. This card comes with a super overclocked GPU running at 1800 MHz (default is 1365 MHz), and uses GDDR6 Ram with a memory speed of up to 14 Gbps.

With an overclocked GPU, you need that extra cooling and Zotac have included their ICE Storm cooling solution, which includes a compact but large heatsink with copper heatpipes and twin fans.

And to five you gamers that little bit extra, you’ll also find White LED lighting which you can control via the Fire Storm software from Zotac.

 

 

One of the things I like about Zotac graphics cards is its size. In fact, most of the ones we’ve tested to date will fit most cases out there.

We already reviewed the MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus OC Edition. It was a pretty solid graphics cards … but how will the Zotac compare? Read on …

 

What is RTX all about?

Well, Nvidia have included Ray-Tracing capabilities in their new Turing GPU, giving you lifelike lighting, reflections, and shadows, offering a level of realism far beyond what’s possible using traditional rendering techniques.

Ray-Tracing is nothing new, in fact it’s been around a lot longer than you can imagine. The very first real-time ray-tracing was presented by Arthur Appel in 1968. It became more widely known during the 1980’s but it required huge processing power that only a few mainframe computers and a handful of workstations could offer.

Now almost forty years later, Nvidia is bringing real-time Ray-Tracing to the masses with their Turing GPUs, and you’ll find them on their GeForce RTX series of graphic cards.

 

Here’s a quick comparison of the GeForce RTX 20 series from Nvidia (default clock speeds)…

  GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce GTX 1060
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Pascal
CUDA Cores 2944 2304 1920 1280
Frame Buffer 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5
Base Clock Speed 1515 MHz
1410 MHz 1365 MHz
1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1710 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz 1708  MHz
Giga Rays/s 8 6 5 N/A
Memory Speed 14Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 448 Gb/s 448 Gb/s 336 Gb/s 192 Gb/s
Power 215W 175W 160W 120W
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ray Tracing Yes Yes Yes No

 

For those who don’t know who Zotac is, here’s a little blurb taken from their website …

BRAND STORY

ZOTAC, the creator of the Original Mini PC, derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”, aptly referencing our skill & expertise in the zones of PC components, systems, and manufacturing. Combining both function and design, ZOTAC strives to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style.

Innovation, Quality and responsibility

ZOTAC believes being at the forefront of innovation is the key to the future. Our dedication to produce quality products us the backbone of our business model, and we work round-the-clock to ensure all our products are up to then our rigorous standards.

 

There’s been a ton of heated debate on the GeForce RTX 2060. Some dislike it due to the low amount of GDDR6 ram, which can affect high-res 4K gaming, while others have praise its performance over the GTX 10 series. 

In my opinion … we should always move forward in technology and give users the choice to buy affordable products that are sustainable.

So … I’m expecting some good results from the Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 AMP edition. It should beat the GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 with ease, and in some cases, the GTX 1080. Let’s find out more in our next page … 

You can buy the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 AMP (6GB GDDR6) graphics card for around USD $370 from various online retailer including Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Cuojzw

 

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