Zotac RTX 2070 AMP Extreme Review
Published: 28th November 2018 | Source: Zotac | Price: |
Next on our look at some other RTX 2070 cards based on the latest nVidia Turing GPU it's time to look at the Zotac AMP Extreme.
If you're the type of reader who voraciously devours all of our content rather than simply picking and choosing product reviews of things you already know you want to buy, you'll be aware that the AMP Extreme edition of the Zotac cards is low-key one of the best cards around. Nearly every time we've had a Zotac card in it's been great, and whenever we get their flagship AMP Extreme models it usually takes home the performance prize.
However, if you're new to GPU purchasing then you might be wondering what all the hullabaloo is over a manufacturer that, unlike a lot of the big hardware names, doesn't produce motherboards, wont fill your desk with peripherals nor your ears with sound. In short, they make graphics cards and almost nothing but. This has its benefits though as without a huge selection of other products to fill in the gaps, they rely upon their graphic card designs to make their daily bread, thus it behooves them to make sure they are spectacular. Usually with great success.
We've already seen that nVidias GPU yield is so consistent that it's almost impossible to separate the cards we've tested so far, so will the AMP Extreme live up to its predecessors or are the days of factory overclocked cards being worthy purchases behind us?
Beyond the simple specifications - an RTX 2070 with a beefy factory overclock - the AMP Extreme comes with their IceStorm 2.0 cooling technology, combining robust heat spreaders and PCB braces with a thick fin stack and five copper heatpipes to help keep the card running at its maximum for as long as possible. Let's take a look.