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Help me decide between these two cards.

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Zotac AMP! Extreme 1080 GTX Clock speed: 1771 MHz / 1911 MHz
EVGA 1080 GTX FTW Clock Speed: 1721 MHz /1860 MHz

Both cards have 2x8 pin connectors, so there is plenty of power.
The AMP has 3 90mm fans, bigger card, quieter fans and cooler temps, and it has overall beefy heatsink compared to the EVGA.

The EVGA card has full RBG (Zotac is not full rbg) The EVGA card is nicer looking, but from some of the reviews that I've seen on YouTube their temps are a bit higher. To me it sounds like the ACX 3.0 cooler is barely any improvement from the ACX 2.0+

The Zotac backplate wouldn't really match with my black and red themed system since I have red led fans for my case and my mobo is rbg. On the other hand the EVGA backplate has to be the best looking one right now on the market..

I have already ordered both cards, but I have until Tuesday to cancel the order for either one, but I want to make sure I pick the card that would be worth the money. With my discounts both cards came out to be the same price (give or take $10 due to shipping cost)

EVGA has great customer service, Zotac, well I never bought any of their products so I am not sure how good their RMA/Support is here in the US...I live in the west coast so their support center is not too far.
This would have been an easier decision if I had seen more reviews of the Zotac card, but it seems there is 10x more reviews on the FTW card over the Zotac card atm...

So the question is now, which one should I get?
Edited by thecore762 - 7/4/16 at 1:02am
post #2 of 8
EVGA all the way
post #3 of 8
Between Zotac and EVGA: definitely EVGA.....Their customer service is great! thumb.gif
post #4 of 8
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My only concern about the EVGA card is the wide spread info about coil whine and temperatures...Thats why I was kinda leaning towards Zotac...
post #5 of 8
The chances you're going to need to RMA etc is pretty slim and people have had issues with EVGA too, just like any other company. All of the Zotac cards I've owned were great.
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post #6 of 8
People have had issues with every card maker out there, lets be totally honest here....Every manufacturer has their good card samples and their bad ones....
post #7 of 8
Zotac. I don't get the EVGA hype at all.
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Zotac. I don't get the EVGA hype at all.

EVGA hype? It's a known fact that they have awesome customer service....You can actually get a hold of them, they issue replacements for defective cards, and quickly....My old 970 died on a Thursday, I started the RMA that day, it was approved that day. Then I sent it out the next day (Friday), and had my replacement the following Tuesday....Explain to me how that is hype....
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