Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 AMP Extreme Holo Graphics Card Overview
Taking a first look at the card this is a big card! (As most RTX 3090’s are). I’m pretty sure this is the longest graphics card I’ve ever reviewed with official dimensions of 355.9mm x 145.7mm x 59.7mm / 14″ x 5.7″ x 2.4″.
Starting with the cooling system on the card we have Zotac’s Ice Storm 2.0 cooling system which is made up of three 100 mm cooling fans. Each fan features an 11-blade design which increases static pressure and airflow by up to 10% compared to the previous generation design. The two outer fans have black fan blades, while the center fan has semi-transparent blades.
Looking at the card from the side we can see the thick heatsink stack that sits under the fans. This stack is separated into three distinct sections which are connected by 8 copper heatpipes. Zotac uses a large copper surface baseplate that not only is for your GPU, but the memory surrounding the GPU as well.
The top-edge of the card is very unique as it has a a very cool holographic section. This section is very reflective, but it does feature RGB lighting which you will see a little later in this review. This section is fingerprint magnet though. Also on the top-edge of the card it says GeForce RTX and we have our power connections which are three 8-pin PCI-Express power connections. As a reminder this card has a TDP of 420W.
Flipping the card over to the back there is a full-cover metal backplate. The Zotac Gaming logo and other sections of the backplate will light up with RGB lighting.
Looking at the end of the card we can see that cooler is much taller than the 2-slot backet on the card. This card is a 3-slot card so keep that in mind. This is because Zotac increased the thickness of the heatsink on the card by 10% over the previous generation. As far as connections go on the card you have three DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI 2.1.