Zotac RTX 2070 AMP Extreme Review
Published: 28th November 2018 | Source: Zotac | Price: |
Zotac are the last of the graphics card manufacturers that use yellow as their brand colour. Sadly even here it's been neutered to the point of only really existing on the bottom left corner. Now we know that more of you will like the chrome logo than wish for a yellow one, but to us we associate yellow with Zotac so strongly it would be akin to ROG abandoning the red boxe... oh, oh yes they have haven't they. Okay. Moving on.
Wow it's a beast. We've seen various size cards from the RTX 2070 manufacturers and the Zotac AMP Extreme is the behemoth of the bunch. Three full size fans on a monster heatsink lead to the longest card of the lot. It's not longer than you might expect and if you've ever had a full ATX length card you'll know what to expect, but after some of the twin fan models it's a bit of a surprise. Under the hood the fans are controlled by two independent fan controllers, letting you apply more air only to the area of the card that needs it most so that you get the perfect blend of quietness and low temperatures.
Having a lot of fans means nothing if the underlying heatsink isn't creating the largest possible surface area from which the air can disperse the heat. With the AMP Extreme's IceStorm 2.0 heatsink the combination of copper heatpipes and some of the sturdiest fans we've ever seen ensure that the three fans can work their magic.
As well as the thick heatsink covering almost everything on the card that could produce heat you can get a clear sight of the PCB bracing 'die cast metal jacket' that ensures the card is stronger and beautifully protected no matter the loading you place upon it.
Despite coming equipped with a monster overclock out of the box the AMP Extreme doesn't require a power generator on hand, with the same 6+8pin PCIe power input we've seen across the TU106 range.