Zotac GTX 1070Ti 8GB Amp Extreme Review, The Beast Calls!: Page 6 of 11
Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 8:00am
A Closer Look
Out of the plastic, the Zotac card has full dust covers on every connector and makes a big impression as a serious impression as an enormous card with a huge cooler. The lines are clean and the double bladed fans look great.
With the dust covers removed the connectors are exposed and after handling the card we found it to be fingerprint resistant and the Carbon Exoarmor completely wrap around and highly protective.
Peeking under the cowling we appreciate the all copper heat pipes and direct core contact setup on this custom PCB card. The fins are perfectly aligned and everything about the card screams quality.
Standing up you get a good look at the Icestorm cooling solution and the EKO fan double blade setup.
Top down you see this beauty needs two 8-pin PCIe connectors and carries a TDP of 180W with a recommended 500W PSU and again at ProClockers we recommend going with a 750W to keep a safe overhead and some measure of future proofing. Mega Core CPUs highly overclocked in the 5GHz range plus a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB AMP! EXTREME Edition highly overclocked it’s better to err on the large side for PSU.
For connectors you get 3 Display Port, One HDMI and a DVI-D:
3 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x DL-DVI-D
Quad simultaneous display capable
Here’s an end on close-up so you can get a look at the heat vent holes and connection setup.
Here’s a different look at the top and you can clearly see Zotac is serious about the Carbon Exoarmor!
Moving in close we get a look at the twp 8-pin PCIe connectors needed to power this beast!
The Zotac 1070 Ti is, of course, SLI capable and can run Dual SLI for games and select benchmarks up to 4x SLI.
The backplate of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB AMP! EXTREME Edition is substantial and has an RGB logo that says “Push The Limit” and a metal covered PowerBoost component that reduces ripple noise and reduces power fluctuations resulting in a longer lasting product and most likely a higher OC.
Getting down inside the cowling you get a look at all that heat absorbing copper and frankly, we appreciate the look of non-chromed copper heapipes.
Like many cards, you will find structural reinforcements attached to the faceplate. Notice the perfectly aligned fins a good indication of sophisticated precise engineering.
What’s a review without a down the side shot showing your prize in all its enormous beauty?
Now here’s a great look at the double blade EKO Fan design, we had our doubts about its effective noise reduction but full 100% fan operation quickly convinced us it is truly a whisper quiet setup.
Here’s the two 6-Pin to single 8-Pin connectors if all you have is 6-pin PCIe on your PSU and that mysterious black envelope.
Inside the envelope, we find a driver disk, case badge, and quick install guide.