Joining the leagues of manufacturers pushing out their GTX 1080 Ti variants is ZOTAC, who have announced three new arrivals to their line-up. These come in the form of the GTX 1080 Ti Blower, AMP! And AMP! Extreme. Frustratingly, ZOTAC have decided to leave details off of the cards which we are most interested in – the AMP! And AMP! Extreme with both cards clock speeds been left at “TBC”. This leave us with a full specification list on the 1080 Ti Blower which is the entry level Ti variant that comes with 11GB of GDDR5X memory, with the Pascal architecture chip running at a base speed of 1480MHz and a boost speed of 1582MHz. Aesthetically, the “Blower” is not going to be to everyone’s liking, with many undoubtedly questioning the cooling capabilities of the single fan configuration. But luckily this is not the case across the board, with both the AMP! and AMP! Extreme featuring much beefier cooling setups.
Both cards will be sent out with ZOTAC’s IceStorm and FREEZE fan technology. IceStorm utilises “direct copper contact for the core and thermal pads across other heat-generating components to achieve maximum cooling efficiency.”, while the FREEZE fan technology ensures smoother fan operation and more accurate temperature gauging. And while ZOTAC have not yet given official release dates or pricing, we have managed to find one supplier who has both the AMP! editions listed with a release date of April 14th. In terms of pricing, the AMP! will be setting you back a whopping £749.99, with the AMP! Extreme costing an eye watering £799.99. Keep reading below for the full press release.
ZOTAC Press Release
HONG KONG – March 11, 2017 – ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to raise the stakes once more with ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, pushing the limits ever higher on speed and power with the NVIDIA Pascal™ Architecture. Like with other ZOTAC flagship graphics card series, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be available in AMP Extreme, AMP Edition and the Founders Edition.
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme and AMP Edition feature improved ZOTAC elements, emphasizing user experience befitting of a flagship product. From the tradition of quality hardware components to unique features, the ZOTAC AMP line of graphics cards bring much more than smooth frame rates and next generation immersion.
ZOTAC graphics cards features keep improving with each iteration. SPECTRA LED lighting system enables greater personalization of colors and mood lighting with a wider color spectrum and new lighting modes. IceStorm cooling system comes with a metallic ExoArmor with metal backplate that protects the delicate components and cools with great mass. It utilizes direct copper contact for the core and thermal pads across other heat-generating components to achieve maximum cooling efficiency. FREEZE fan stop technology now operates smoother than ever with higher temperature tolerance and precise temperature gauging.
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme carries triple 90mm wide blade fans and ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition carries dual 100mm wide blade fans. Both will be beefed with 16 + 2 power phases to distribute the incoming power more efficiently and effectively for rock solid stability. ZOTAC also uses premium components to reduce electrical irregularities, and reinforces the reliability of the cards with PowerBoost.
Firestorm is constantly updated to provide the latest features for both existing and new graphics cards. Users are able to adjust the color, brightness and lighting style of the graphics card with a few mouse clicks. The performance-tweaking and fan settings are easy to control with a user-friendly interface with individual controls for each graphics card on any SLI configuration.