This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of the the release of Windows 10, Zotac’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! graphics card, some upcoming Skylake products, and much more!
Over the past couple of years Zotac has really distinguished themselves as a producer of high-end NVIDIA-based graphics cards. They offer some of the highest-clocked and best looking cards available. For those who did not jump on NVIDIA’s Titan X when it was first released now you have the choice of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which offers similar performance, will half the VRAM. Since the card has been out for a little while now we have seen many custom designs and today we will be taking a look at one such card from Zotac. On the test bench today is their GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! (ZT-90503-10P) graphics card. This card comes with a factory overclock of 1051 MHz base and 1140 MHz GPU Boost. On top of that this is one of the more sleek cards we have reviewed lately with its triple-fan carbon-fiber cooling solution and stylish backplate. Let’s see what this card is all about!
Zotac’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme (model: ZT-90505-10P) has just started selling. It is one of the fastest air-cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti available with a factory overclock of 1253 MHz core, 1355 MHz GPU Boost and 7220 MHz (GDDR5-effective) memory compared to reference speeds of 1000 MHz core, 1076 MHz GPU Boost and 7012 MHz memory.
Typical factory overclocks are pretty low and conservative, especially when it comes to higher-end graphics cards. Well Zotac is looking to change that with their GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme graphics card that will ship with a massive 25% overclock!
When the GeForce GTX Titan X was released NVIDIA did not allow its AIC (add-in card) partners from coming up with custom-designed versions. It seems that Zotac has found a way around this either by using a loophole that allows partners to use “factory fitted water blocks” or NVIDIA could be loosening its custom-design policy with the launch of the GTX 980 Ti coming next week. In any case this bring us to Zotac’s GeForce GTX Titan X ArcticStorm Edition.
ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and mini PCs, today puts the limelight on the brand new R Series, the new member of the ZBOX mini PC family. This is the small form factor solution that is more than a personal PC with its storage solution and functionalities while providing the same power efficiency and space saving features that users expect from ZBOX.
In an attempt to bring more attention to the mid-range Zotac tends to over-package some of their products. This is true with their new GTX 960 Gamer Force TOP-X graphics card, which has a large triple fan cooling solution complete with a metal backplate that holds two 60 mm fans as well.
Looks like Zotac is showing up to the GTX 960 4 GB party with not one but two different graphics cards. The first card is their normal GTX 960 4 GB model (ZT-90308-10M), which does feature a minor overclock of 1177 MHz core with 1240 MHz boost (vs. reference clocks of 1126/1178 MHz).
ZOTAC was among many different companies showing off Steam Machines at GDC this year. Although weirdly named the SN970 this Steam Machine is no joke featuring an unspecified 6th-generation Intel Skylake CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU.
As we get closer to the official launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 more cards have been appearing. We have already seen Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming card, now cards from ASUS, EVGA and Zotac have been revealed!
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