- Intro, Specs and Unboxing
- Graphic Card Overview
- Test Bench and Testing Methodology
- Futuremark Benchmark
- OpenGL Benchmarks
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- GPU Computation Benchmark
- Folding at Home and LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark
- GPU Cooling and Manual OC Impressions
- Online Purchase Links
Size DOES matter!
Just like its GTX 1070, the size shouldn’t bother you unless your case has space for two PCIe slots or cannot accommodate 12-inch cards. The question is whether Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme needs to be this big? What would be nice to see if the fan profiles were set with a bit higher speed should the temperature touch 70 degrees celsius. Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme is more than capable of doing that.
I recommended a VGA holder for such cards:
You get what you pay for…
If you’re shopping for a GTX 1080, you’ll think if its worth a premium over the premium GTX 1080. At the end of the day. you’re paying for the factory overclocks on the core and memory, cooler, LED lights and the added advantage of its extended warranty. The difference in performance between the FE version and factory overclocked AMP! Extreme isn’t really something great to write about. With this unit, I feel the card should have had the 1st overclock stable. Many would agree that GTX 1080 would be more future-ready for 1440p gaming, along with 8GB GDDR5x. What’s important to write about is that the FE does get noisy at high speed. With this card, a higher manual fan speed will still not bother you in closed case setup. Plus you get extra RGB LED action.
The cheapest Founders Edition I can find in Amazon US is from MSI, costing about $648. In India, while its cheaper on retail, people do buy from online- Rs. 69,000 from Leadtek. While in the US, the Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme will cost $681, folks here will be amused or pleased to know its cheaper to buy this over the FE as it costs Rs. 62,900/-.
- Highest factory OC Graphic card
- Excellent Cooling Potential
- Spectra RGB lighting
- Extended Warranty after registration
- Auto fan profile should allow higher fan speed at high temperatures
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) October 31, 2016