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Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme Review


Zotac's implementation makes it hard for us to lump the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme in with other 1070 Tis, which should all perform and behave somewhat similarly due to Nvidia's fairly strict guidelines. This one isn't like the rest, though, due to fan control that doesn't seem to care whether you're sitting idle or torturing GP104 with FurMark. It's nice that lots of airflow translates to low board temperatures, but there are better ways to achieve this.

The statement we received explaining the fan behavior isn't particularly convincing. Instead, we're left with a design mishap that casts a dark shadow over a board that otherwise shows lots of potential. That's really a pity, since the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme doesn't seem cheap at all, and instead exudes solid build quality.

You'll also want to keep this card's weight and length in mind if our noise measurements didn't already turn you off from considering it. Of course, anyone with a bit of spare time and the right tools could just unscrew the top cover and install their own fans. But is that really what you want to do after purchasing a high-end graphics card?

To drive one final nail into the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme's coffin, Newegg currently sells it for $500. There's no sane reason to spend that kind of money on any GeForce GTX 1070 Ti with 1080s starting in the same neighborhood.

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  • saunupe1911
    Man this whole TI crap is a gimmick. My ASUS Strix 1070 maxes out at 2100 and sits stable at 2050 to 2080 during gaming. I don't understand this at all.
  • BaRoMeTrIc
    At 529 it makes absolutely ZERO sense to buy a 1070 Ti. I bought my Strix 1080 OC a month ago for 549 after rebates. If NvIDIA were to price the Ti at 400 and drop the 1070 to 349-359 then the Ti would make sense. But when you can get a 1080 for 10-20 bucks more why would you get a Ti?
  • matthew_258
    it`s just a 1080...nothing wrong with that except it should be 400$
  • photonboy
    ZOTAC continues to be unable to create an efficient cooler or even setup a custom fan profile.

    The GTX1070Ti is up to 10% slower than a similar GTX1080 (when the slower 1070Ti memory bottlenecks especially), and with the requirement to run the OC software at all times the 1070Ti only makes sense if the value is there.

    You also need to consider that it's the TOTAL PC COST (including monitor, games too) you should be comparing to determine value as $50 more for a GTX1080 on a $2000 PC investment is 2.5% of the cost so if you get an average of 5% or more FPS gain it may be worth it.

    What's NOT worth it is to spend almost the same or even more than the cost of a GTX1080 that performs better and may be QUIETER to boot.
  • Joacko_1990,5388-3.html
    Why are you still using an old version of destiny 2 here and on 64 nitro review since at high 4k settings nvidia get the gains again ? this happend on the old version due to a bug on one of the settings. That is truly stupid tomshardware you should be unbiased.
  • FormatC
    Think first, then write...

    The original review was published in German, weeks ago. And the gaming results are, to be honest, more or less secondary. To be comparable between all this 1070 Ti's we also need a frozen system to check each card under the same condtitions (I've tested so far six cards). And it is NOT a Vega vs. Ti review, but a tech analysis of a single VGA card. Not less and not more.