Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 AMP! Extreme From Zotac Dismantled

Khalid Moammer
Posted 2 years ago

Today we take a look at Zotac’s fastest and certainly most impressive GTX 980 they have to offer courtesy of expreview.com. The Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme. Running at a base clock of 1293 and boosting all the way up to 1393 makes this one of the fastest GTX 980s out there.

The cooling shroud takes on a very sleek looking Carbon Fiber inspired look that looks brilliant with the onboard LED lighting. Which mixes really well with the charcoal gray color of the shroud giving the card a very aggressive look.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 AMP! Extreme From Zotac Is Dismantled For Your Pleasure

It’s not just about clock speeds either because Zotac equipped this card with a massive cooler. Featuring a high density heatsink fin stack, 5 large heatpipes and three large axial fans.

Nvidia GTX 980 Zotac AMP!This beast of a cooler from Zotac will take up three PCIE slots. The specifications for the card are as follows : 4GB / 256bit GDDR5 memory, core / Boost / memory frequencies of 1291/1393 / 7200MHz, 1x DVI, 1X HDMI and 3x full size DP interfaces.

Nvidia GTX 980 Zotac AMP The card is equipped with two 8 pin PCIE power connectors and a carbonfiber-like textured backplate which covers most of the components on the back of the PCB.


Zotac_GTX980_AMP_05In this photo we can take a better look at what the back of the card looks like. You can also see the power boost decoupling capacitors and the Zotac OC+ overclocking module.

The card has 8+2 power deliver phases and seven individual heatsinks which are responsible for the cooling the VRMs.
Nvidia GTX 980 Zotac AMP!

With such an over-engineered card we’re excited to see how far overclockers are able to push it. With ample power coming from the dual 8-pin PCIE connectors going through the custom designed power delivery of the card. In addition to the massive cooler and OC+ module we’d be surprised if this card hits anything below 1.5Ghz+ .

Adobe Research And Nvidia Are Working On The World's First Realistic 3D Oil Painting Simulator

The Zotac AMP! Extreme is a great card in its own right ticking all the enthusiast boxes. Perhaps it would be even more exciting to see how well this card overclocks under water with a custom designed waterblock. And then how far pro overclockers can push it under LN2. Maybe, just maybe we’re looking at the new top dog GTX 980 here.


Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit