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Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Edition Review – Software

…those advanced software features are accessed through the Zotac FireStorm panel and allow us to monitor and overclock the card in great detail.

Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Edition Review – Conclusion

Starting with the build quality of the Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Edition we have a card which immediately impresses when unboxed. Zotac are using a cooler design which very much stands out from the competition and while we would like to see the majority of the construction use metal, we appreciate this is already a fairly chunky card and the carbon fibre effect sections look great. The enhanced power circitry takes it above the build quality level of the reference card and we noted no issues with soldering or general assembly. It was also good to see the use of some decent sized copper memory/GPU blocks underneath the aluminum heatsinks.

Worthy of note is that those who register their purchase soon after purchase will receive an extended warranty free of charge and that across various regions we get to choose a free game due to an NVIDIA promotion. That can be chosen from Assassins Creed Unity, The Crew or Far Cry 4. All adding value to an already impressive product.

In terms of performance, that is hard to fault on the Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Edition. There is a little blip in performance when playing Assassins Creed Unity at 4k where we need to significantly reduce the detail but at 1920×1080 with maximum detail the performance is flawless. Elsewhere, in the likes of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare the card breezes through with maximum detail at resolutions up to 4k which is great. Looking at the power use of the card, Zotac have managed to stay reasonably close to the reference design, though the use of enhanced components doesn’t quite keep the watts down due to the factory overclock. Finally, thermal performance is the best we have seen on on a GTX 980 to date.

Summary:
As we noted at the start of the review, we will be building up comparison results in the coming days/weeks however looking at the initial testing (see below) in the likes of 3DMark, the AMP! Extreme Edition is significantly faster than the 290X, even in its overclocked form and easily improves over the standard GTX 980 too. A worthy winner of our performance award.

 

Performance Award

 

Availavble from Overclockers.co.uk and Newegg.

 

Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Edition Review – Performance

Here are a selection of display quality examples from the games we have tested in this review, Assassins Creed Unity, Alien Isolation, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, DOTA2 and F1 2014. All look exceptional on the GTX 980.

ac-unity alien-isolation cod-aw dota-2 f1-2014

Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Edition
NVIDIA GTX 980
Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Edition
XFX R9-290X Black Edition

Intel Core i7-5960X Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5
16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 
Corsair AX1500i Antec Kuhler 1250

Installed on a Dimastech EasyXL Test Bench

Intel Wireless AC 7260
Razer DeathAdder
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
ASUS 120Hz/3D Display

Windows 8.1 64-bit
AMD Drivers: 14.11 Beta 2
NVIDIA Driver 344.75
Assassins Creed Unity
Alien Isolation
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
DOTA 2
F1 2014
3DMark

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 8.1 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented (where appropriate). For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).

Good Benchmarking Practice

Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

1920×1080 + Thermals and Power

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7 Comments

  1. jackjackduank

    Thanks for the review, ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! EXTREME EDITION totally looks Outstanding!

  2. EfrainMan

    Hate to say it, but there are some issues with this line of cards: http://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/1657-zotac-gtx-980-extreme-voltage-issue-warning

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