ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme (11GB GDDR6) Review

Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the ZOTAC’s flagship graphics card … the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme (11GB GDDR6). This is probably one of the fastest consumer-grade graphics card one the market, designed and aimed at the extreme gaming enthusiast.

This graphics card is powered by Nvidia’s latest GPU – the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti featuring Turing architecture and offers ray-tracing capabilities, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading.

The factory overclocked GPU has a boost speed of 1815 MHz (default is 1545 MHz), and comes with 4352 CUDA cores that delivers performance of 10 Giga Rays/s. It also comes with 11GB of GDDR6 ram on a 352-bit bus, with a memory clock speed of 14 Gbps producing a total memory bandwidth of up to 616 Gb/s.

 

 

The card also comes with all of Zotac’s usual enthusiast features such as ICE STORM 2.0 cooling, Power Boost, SPECTRA 2.0 Lighting System, OC Scanner, and FireStorm Utility for overclocking. 

 

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 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing
CUDA Cores 4352 2944 2304 1920
Frame Buffer 11GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6
Base Clock Speed 1350 MHz 1515 MHz
1410 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1545 MHz 1710 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz
Giga Rays/s 10 8 6 5
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Bus 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 616 GB/s 448 Gb/s 448 Gb/s 336 Gb/s
Power 250W 215W 175W 160W
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ray Tracing Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

We’ll start by saying a big thanks to Zotac for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Zotac has to say about themselves on 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.

 

Since this is Zotac’s flagship graphic card featuring 11 GB of GDDR6 ram and a factory-overclocked GPU, you can expect to pay a premium price. Currently costing around an eye-watering $1,700 it’s a heavy investment to make. But will the performance be really worth it?

So what can we expect from this card? Well, it is an overclocked GeForce GTX 2080 Ti with the GPU running at a boost speed of 1815 MHz, so we can expect some truly amazing performance. It will definitely beat everything we’ve tested to date. 

Let’s not waste any time and check out the features and specifications on our next page… 

You can buy the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme (11GB GDDR6) Graphics Card for USD $1,700 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2TNXVbf.

 

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