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Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP, AMP Extreme and Founders Edition Unleashed

Zotac announced their latest GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card based on the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture. The company’s latest GPUs are the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, Zotac GTX 1080 AMP and Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme Editions. Like its predecessors, the new Zotac GTX 1080 AMP and AMP Extreme features IceStorm with ExoArmor cooling technology. It also features Zotac’s PowerBoost and Freeze plus the new SPECTRA lighting system. Check out more details from the official news below.

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Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card Series

ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to change the playing field of graphics cards once more with ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Series. The first of the new ZOTAC 1080 Series is the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, the flagship card of the series. Using the advanced NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, the performance has been tuned to incredible levels to provide users with an astonishing out-of-the-box experience.

“ZOTAC is pleased to be standing on the new page of gaming history. Pascal opens many doors to applications that we haven’t seen before, especially in the scope of virtual reality,” says Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. “Our engineering team has taken great measures to ensure our graphics cards continue to shine brightly, so that we can bring smiles to each gamer.”

The launch of NVIDIA Pascal brought the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, a groundbreaking card that enables performance significantly greater than the previous generation of graphics cards. ZOTAC innovation further enhances the card with greater speed while providing outstanding thermals for marathon sessions.

ZOTAC is pleased to introduce AMP and AMP Extreme. Redesigned, new features, and more powerful than ever.

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Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP-01

Both ZOTAC GeForce GTX AMP and AMP Extreme brighten the system to let users add a personal touch. Enter SPECTRA, a lighting system enabling customization of colors and mood lighting through the redesigned ZOTAC FireStorm utility. Stability and smooth power delivery goes hand-in-hand with POWER BOOST, reducing ripple noise and minimize power fluctuations, for longer lasting high performance. FREEZE continues to regulate the fans, providing a silent mode when idle.

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition enhances both performance and thermal regulation with the re-engineered dual fan IceStorm while still conforming to a dual slot. Designed with a hint of the previous dual fan IceStorm with ultra-wide fans, it is made tougher with ExoArmor and brighter with the addition of SPECTRA lighting system.

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme continues to be a monster pushing performance to the limit, extracting every ounce to deliver one of the fastest speeds out of the box. A triple fan IceStorm thermal system with EKO Fan performance provides extreme cooling with up to 30% increase in airflow compared to traditional fans. Reinforced by ExoArmor which provides a durable aesthetic finish and enhanced with SPECTRA, a customizable lighting system, for a cool-fast durable performance with a personal touch of color.

A new era of hardware calls for a new generation of software. Firestorm, the ZOTAC graphics card fine tuning utility, has acquired a new look dotted with new features. The biggest addition is the SPECTRA lighting system functions. Users are able to adjust the color, brightness and lighting style of the graphics card with a few mouse clicks. The performance-tweaking and fan settings have been revamped to deliver a more user-friendly experience with individual controls for each graphics card on any SLI configuration.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards will be displayed at the upcoming Computex from May 31 to June 4 in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

At this point in time, Zotac hasn’t revealed the full specifications of their GTX 1080 AMP and AMP Extreme Editions, specifically the GPU clock and memory clock speeds. All other specs are similar with the Founders Edition. But I expect that Zotac will be (again) “Pushing the Limits” with their new GTX 1080 graphics card and will feature impressive clock speeds.

See latest pricing and availability of the GeForce GTX 1080 below:
For US, check it at Newegg here or B&H here
For UK, check it at Amazon UK here

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