ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP Holo Review

ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP Holo Review

Up Close

If you wondered where the Holo part of the name comes from we think the box will give you a big clue. It reminds us of the intro to some 80s action movie. We’re expecting a voice over to ask us “Would you like to know more?”. We know Starship Troopers is 97 not 80s, but you know what we mean.

ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP Holo Review  

The front is a typical three fan shroud in a gentle silver with soft angles everywhere. A geometrists dream. All three fans are the same size and follow the modern 0RPM trend when the card isn’t being overly taxed. Anything that keeps the noise levels down is something upon which we can get on board.

ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP Holo Review  

Around the back we have a big Zotac logo and another section of RGB lighting which moves from the power input across the backplate. It’s a nice look and helps unify the top and bottom halves of your system together.

ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP Holo Review  

As you saw at the top of the page this side is where all the lighting happens. We like the design which hides it all away until the card is powered on. It’s a nicer look than the “this is where the lighting will be” aesthetic of many cards. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we like it.

ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP Holo Review  

There is no question that the heatsink is a chunky monkey with two thick, high fin count heatsinks either side of the GPU itself, and plenty of space on the sides for the hot air to be expelled.

ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP Holo Review  

In the power department the Zotac eschews the three 8pin power that we saw from the MSI Suprim X and ASUS Strix LC, instead sticking to the 2×8 pin PCIe power. How this affects the overall performance, if at all, we’ll discover in a moment.

ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP Holo Review