Zotac unveils its line of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is finally here, and all the big vendors are unveiling their plans for Nvidia's latest design. Zotac revealed today a set of four 1080 Ti cards it's bringing to the market. The offerings include a standard GTX 1080 Ti, a pair of AMP-labeled cards, and a Founders Edition card.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

All four cards sport the standard three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors and single HDMI 2.0b port. From there, things vary a bit more. The Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition both have a base clock of 1480 MHz and a boost clock of 1582 MHz. In fact, apart from the casing, the two appear to be identical.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP

Meanwhile, the GTX 1080 Ti AMP edition and GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme edition bring a bit more to the table. Zotac has yet to announced core clocks, and both cards come with a metallic backplate, LED lighting, a DVI-DL port, and dual 8-pin PCIe connectors.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme

Though the AMP model has the standard 11 GT/s memory and a quoted 250W power consumption figure, the "TBD" marker for those two specs the AMP Extreme leads us to believe this card will pack overclocked VRAM and GPU. The two models equally differ on their cooler design. The AMP version has a dual-slot cooler with two 100-mm fans, while the AMP Extreme model has a triple-slot cooler with three 90-mm wide-blade fans. Zotac has yet to announce pricing or a release date all these cards.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    I’d love to see what sort of cooling system that top blower uses.

    For some silly reason, OEMs seem to think blowers should be cheap and noisy, when in fact the blower’s primary use scenario is a low-airflow system where low-noise requirements are the reason for the low airflow.

    We just get cheap, extruded alu heatsinks and noisy fans that growl or sound obnoxious even at low speeds. These days it’s the NVTTM reference blower or not at all.

    • cynan
    • 3 years ago

    As someone who generally prefers long upgrade cycles, and has been biding his time for Vega (the last GPU upgrade being a second hd 7970 in 2014) I’d really be tempted to go for a 1080Ti. Except for the whole proprietary adaptive sync issue. Sure, I’d not be grabbing an adaptive refresh rate monitor to replace my current one right away given the cost of the 1080Ti, but with my long upgrade cycles, the prospect of being locked into G-sync until 2022+, is really not that compelling.

    Nvidia claims the purpose of G-sync is to ensure the best experience. The irony is that some of the best gaming monitors do not come in G-sync. (Perhaps one of the best no-compromise gaming monitors you can get is that 38″ LG IPS 21:9 38uc99 with full QHD horizontal resolution that goes for about $1500 – but none of LGs high end IPS monitors seem to offer anything but freesync. Probably because those large IPS panels can’t accommodate the refresh rate range required for G-sync. But man, what a terrific match that monitor would make with 1080Ti if it supported Freesync).

      • 275o
      • 3 years ago

      I dont know why you mean the best gaming monitor is that LG.

      Its certanly not for me.
      Why?

      1. Too much useless display area. If you play any FPS or shooting game, you dont have time to look all the way to the edges.
      2. I dont want to offer FPS, for display area i dont use
      3. it relatively slow for at gaming monitor. 14ms and 5 gtg.
      4. its only 60 hz. Having both a 144hz and a 60hz, i will never go back.
      5. Gsync is amazing. Have it and love it.

      But that just my opinion.
      I have the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q, witch is the best for my demands.

        • cynan
        • 3 years ago

        My point was that there seems to be a growing number of variable refresh high end IPS monitors that, for one reason or another, only come in Freesync/adaptive sync. Not G-sync. No matter how awesome G-sync is, it limits options. No, of course the 38″ LG is not the “best” option for all. But it is a very nice large monitor, nevertheless. And you can’t get anything like it in G-sync.

        And that LG is 52-75Hz, not 60Hz fixed. Not the widest range, but at 3840×1600, you’re not getting anywhere near 144Hz with the current GPUs available very easily or without serious compromises.

          • Chrispy_
          • 3 years ago

          G-Sync’s high requirements are rapidly becoming inappropriate for modern gaming.

          Typically, G-Sync certification requires high refresh and very wide ranges to allow the equivalent of LFC. In an ideal world all the panels on the market would have this wide refresh range, but unfortunately there are some stunningly good panels than do not have wide refresh ranges.

          As a result, G-Sync models are stuck with a far more limited range of panels, most of which tend to be lower-resolution and geared towards the 144Hz crowd. Additionally, as part of the 144Hz requirement, many of these are TN screens, reducing the range of IPS and VA G-Sync panels further.

          Essentially, because of the forced and higher requirements for G-Sync over Freesync, many modern panels that are capable of providing better-than-fixed-refresh experiences via Freesync will never become G-Sync panels. That rules out most of the 21:9 options, many IPS options, and almost everything 4K unless it’s TN.

          On the other hand, a lot of the Freesync panels that don’t qualify for LFC can be tweaked so that they do. Anything with a 40-75Hz option can often be extended at either end by enough to offer LFC for a G-Sync-like experience. I’ve encountered Philips, AOC, LG and Acer monitors with lower range limits of 40 or 48Hz and none of them have had problems going down to 35Hz (or lower) in some cases. The upper ranges are usually not so flexible, but I’ve had 70Hz out of a 60Hz and often get 80Hz or 85Hz out of 75Hz monitors.

          Essentially, G-Sync is a victim of its own quality requirements. All G-Sync panels include LFC-like behaviour, but since panels that meet those requirements are so thin on the ground, the net effect is high demand, high pricing and limited choice.

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 3 years ago

            Well said.

            I’m not going to buy a G-sync monitor that doesn’t also support FreeSync (VESA standard adaptive sync).

            • Chrispy_
            • 3 years ago

            You might be waiting indefinitely! 🙂

      • psuedonymous
      • 3 years ago

      If you’re worried about being able to upgrade to the ur-monitor later, then [url=http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/37.htm#asus_rog_swift_pg27uq<]worry not[/url<]: G-sync, 144Hz, UHD, IPS, HDR10, and wide gamut (DCI-P3). And there are [url=http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-g-sync-hdr-announced-at-ces-2017?ClickID=azkvylrryr9n0zz0zrk5pyolayvk5prlnsks<]more on the way[/url<].

    • cynan
    • 3 years ago

    [i<]whoops. Double post. [/i<]

    • Aveon
    • 3 years ago

    I love the 5 year warranty on these cards, although I haven’t used a video card for more than 3 years.

    • south side sammy
    • 3 years ago

    nice to see a reference card not look like the 5 reference cards I saw from newegg in this mornings email with different names on them.

      • Master Kenobi
      • 3 years ago

      I was kind of disappointed not to see any real 3rd party cards right away. Only founders ones and they are a bit loud for my taste.

    • Fonbu
    • 3 years ago

    Those are all monster cards……

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 3 years ago

      ZT-P10810A-10P FE: 266.7 mm (10.5″). That should fit into most cases. Some GeForce GTX1070 cards are over 300 mm long.

      ZT-P10810C-10P AMP Extreme: “TBD”

      The 1080 AMP Extreme is 325 mm (12.8″) long.

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