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Zotac RTX 4070 Ti AMP Extreme Airo Review


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For todays review we will be testing out the Zotac Gaming RTX 4070ti AMP Extreme AIRO. Founded in 2006, Zotac is a computer hardware manufacture based in Hong Kong that specializes in graphics cards and mini PCs. Zotac's slogan this generation is "Love Gaming and Power The Win". Can this GPU really power the win? I have high expectations. Read on to see if they can deliver.

 

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Dude, those are some great results from that Zotac 4070!  Thing's a freaking beast, wow.  Absolutely great review! 🙂

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22 minutes ago, pioneerisloud said:

Dude, those are some great results from that Zotac 4070!  Thing's a freaking beast, wow.  Absolutely great review! 🙂

It is a really nice card. It was definitely held back by "normal person ambient temps" though. I threw the window open to get some crisp freezing air on it and was able to push it quite a bit further without trying too hard. I didn't include those results though, because the average Joe isn't using their PC like Bastiaan 🤣

 

The 6950XT was the most held back by temps. Once I tossed a waterblock on it, it really woke up. 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read the review 🙂

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Not often EHW gets to review a graphics card. Nicely done Flux!

 

I especially liked the descriptor of "heckin chonky boy".

 

EDIT: To your question of whether one should go for the 4070 Ti or say a 3090/3090 Ti, I'd say depends on if you are playing at 4k or 1440p. I would feel like I wasted money on the 4070 Ti at 4k given its performance scaling to that resolution is hampered by the 192-bit bus. Plus the argument for 24GB vs 12GB at that resolution. Then again, the performance per watt is such a big improvement over Ampere. 

 

Guess it boils down to what you are trying to get out of it.

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26 minutes ago, Sir Beregond said:

Not often EHW gets to review a graphics card. Nicely done Flux!

 

I especially liked the descriptor of "heckin chonky boy".

 

EDIT: To your question of whether one should go for the 4070 Ti or say a 3090/3090 Ti, I'd say depends on if you are playing at 4k or 1440p. I would feel like I wasted money on the 4070 Ti at 4k given its performance scaling to that resolution is hampered by the 192-bit bus. Plus the argument for 24GB vs 12GB at that resolution. Then again, the performance per watt is such a big improvement over Ampere. 

 

Guess it boils down to what you are trying to get out of it.

It's pretty funny that this "midrange" GPU was physically the largest GPU I have ever used. 

 

Based on the latest steam hardware survey, we're only up to 2.73% of people running 4K. The overwhelming majority are still at 1080p. You can pry my 4K OLED and 3090 from my cold dead fingers, but for most people, the 4070ti is a solid option. I wish you could find new 3090s cheaper to make them a consideration. AMD is much more competitive with prices of last gen cards. Granted the whole GPU market is overpriced still in general.

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13 minutes ago, Fluxmaven said:

It's pretty funny that this "midrange" GPU was physically the largest GPU I have ever used. 

 

Based on the latest steam hardware survey, we're only up to 2.73% of people running 4K. The overwhelming majority are still at 1080p. You can pry my 4K OLED and 3090 from my cold dead fingers, but for most people, the 4070ti is a solid option. I wish you could find new 3090s cheaper to make them a consideration. AMD is much more competitive with prices of last gen cards. Granted the whole GPU market is overpriced still in general.

Oh for sure. I totally agree that 4k is niche, though I imagine larger than what Steam says. 

 

That said, just not happy about $800+ cards being for 1080p and 1440p. But like you said, prices are dumb, and I can't fault AIBs for that. Nvidia sets the bottom.

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Great review, bro. I really think Zotac GPUs are under-rated. Pretty much everyone I have known that had one liked it and had good results with it. I really like the aesthetics of their new GPUs. The curvy lines are a nice contrast to the boxey-looking trend that the technology cartel hive mind has chosen to stick to. That GPU performs very similar to an RTX 3090, so it is a good option for gaming that isn't north of $1500.

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8 hours ago, Mr. Fox said:

Great review, bro. I really think Zotac GPUs are under-rated. Pretty much everyone I have known that had one liked it and had good results with it. I really like the aesthetics of their new GPUs. The curvy lines are a nice contrast to the boxey-looking trend that the technology cartel hive mind has chosen to stick to. That GPU performs very similar to an RTX 3090, so it is a good option for gaming that isn't north of $1500.

Yeah at first it was kinda funny looking when they first showed the Zotac 4090's, but the design has grown on me.

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I'm not gonna lie, I didn't like the design language of the newer Zotac cards when I first saw them online. After seeing the card in person, I became much more fond of it. the cooler and RGB are really nice in person.  I really wish I could have convinced Zotac to let me keep it as it was a really lovely card.

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