Packaging & Accessories: 8 out of 10
There is really nothing to dislike about the packaging of this card. The shipping container is informative, eye catching, robust and even includes a cute little easter egg type bonus inside. The accessories on the other hand will be a touch controversial. Once again Zotac does not included a driver disc, so while the lack of useless accessories is not a big deal this ‘missing’ disc may be disappointing to those who have never owned a Zotac video card before.
Functionality & Aesthetics: 19 out of 20
This card brings new meaning to the phrase “There is no overkill. There is only open fire, and reloading!”. Everything from a 16+4 based power subsystem (that is more robust than some RTX 2080Ti cards), to the nearly silent running noise levels, to the shear horsepower it has on tap. So, while its angular aesthetics will be a touch too aggressive for some, the abilities of this card is sure to please. The fact it can do all this and still be -slightly- smaller than the last gen GeForce GTX 1080Ti Amp! Extreme is says it all.
Build Quality & Warranty: 19 out of 20
Once again Zotac proves that they do not just ‘build’ their Amp Extreme cards… they over build them. No matter where you look there simply is no corner cutting. It is just built that good, and to that high a standard. The same is not precisely true when it comes to the warranty period which is merely good. However, the chances of needing to RMA this card are slim… unless you push well past the boundaries of sanity during your overclocking adventures. In which case only you only have yourself to blame. Do. Not. Listen. To. Its. Whispers. It will want you to keep going harder and faster than you ever thought possible.
Performance: 30 out of 30
Phrases like ‘bat out of hell’ and ‘scalded cat’ do spring to mind. For near GeForce RTX 2080 prices you are getting near(ly) GeForce RTX 2080Ti performance. There is not much to complain about that.
Value: 18 out of 20
The value of this particular video card will vary slightly from buyer to buyer. For some the out of the box performance will seal the deal. For others the lack of noise. Others still will love how far they can push their card without worries about hitting a thermal wall. Basically, some will think it is a good deal, while others will think it is a great deal. Either way, this card more than justifies its asking price. We doubt many will disagree with our opinion.
Final Score: 94 out of 100