Upgrade to a brand-new generation of cooling! GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO Graphics Card from ZOTAC GAMING


The first wave of RTX 4090 graphics cards launched by ZOTAC this time includes RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO, RTX 4090 Trinity OC and RTX 4090 Trinity, of which the flagship RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO has a new AIRO optimized airflow design and upgraded heat dissipation Design, let’s take a look at the performance.

Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
CUDA Core: 16384
Memory: 24GB GDDR6X
Memory Interface: 384-bit
Core Clock: Boost – 2580 MHz
Memory Clock: 21 Gbps
PCI Express: 4.0 x16
Output Interface: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1 x HDMI 2.1
HDCP Support: 2.3
Power Port: 1 x 16VHPWR
Recommended Power Supply: 850W
Dimensions: 355.5 x 149.6 x 72.1 mm

ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO Out of the Box

NVIDIA New RTX 40 Series Graphics Cards, bringing a new generation of Ada Lovelace architecture and new technologies such as DLSS 3 so that the performance improvement of this generation can be as much as 2~4 times, and this time the RTX 4090 core has 128 groups of SM units, including 512 fourth-generation Tensor cores and 176 third-generation RT cores.

This time, Zotac has made a new design for the RTX 40 series. On the new flagship ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO, it has launched a new AIRO airflow optimization design, combined with the IceStrom 3.0 powerful cooling system, and a new design for the RTX 40 series. firestorm software, allowing players to have a better experience with the new generation of graphics cards.

ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO packaging appearance.
There should be product features on the back of the package.
The way of opening like a schoolbag is very special.

This time, the RTX 4090 will be equipped with a new 12VHPWR power supply connector, and this ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO is no exception. In the accessories, a 12VHPWR to 4 8-Pin power supply adapter cables are provided, so that the power supply does not have Players with 12VHPWR can also install it.

12VHPWR to 4 8-Pin power adapter cables.
12VHPWR connector.
4*8-Pin connectors.

In the appearance part, this generation of ZOTAC GAMING RTX 40 series has been completely redesigned, with a curved shape to highlight the optimization of IceStrom 3.0 in cooling airflow, and the front can see that the size of the fan has been increased to 110 mm, in thickness The fan blade area is increased by 60%, and the fan blade area is increased by 2 times, which can improve the performance in terms of wind flow and wind pressure. This time, the forward and reverse fan blade configuration is added to reduce turbulence and noise.

ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO appearance overview.
There are hidden light bar designs up and down the front of the graphics card.
In the middle is a 9-blade reverse fan blade.
The fans on both sides are 9-blade forward-rotating fans.

The newly designed light bar can be seen on the side, which continues the design of the previous generation holographic aurora projection, but the overall shape is more streamlined, and this time you can see the hidden dual Bios switching keys next to the power supply connector, the default is performance, The temperature priority AMPLIFY mode, the player presses the Bios switch button after booting, after restarting the system and can switch to the QUIET mode which prioritizes noise control.

When the light bar on the side of the graphics card is not lit, the surface is electroplated, and the blue background will reveal golden light under the light.
Schematic diagram of side lighting effect.
12VHPWR 16-Pin power connector and dual Bios switch keys.

The design of the metal back plate of this generation matches the streamlined shape, so the frame adopts an arc-shaped design. In the past, the classic folded edge did not appear in the new design, but this time it can also be seen at the rear. There are openings at the end so that the rear airflow can pass directly to make the heat dissipation effect better.

The appearance of the metal back plate is listed.
There is a hole design in the metal back plate near the rear end.
There is a luminous Logo on the metal back panel.

The RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO has also reached 2.5 Slots this time due to its thickness. This time, it is given a 3-slot baffle, and the graphics card accessories are also given to the graphics card support frame, which provides additional support and reinforcement for the graphics card. In addition, the display output part is given to the standard 3 Display Ports and 1 HDMI 2.1 port.

The output list is displayed.
The graphics card bracket has been given in the accessories.

Speaking of graphics card support, of course, players can also buy the newly launched ZOTAC GAMING DUO ARGB GPU Support Stand, so that the graphics card can have better support and visual effects. This bracket has 3 modes, which can meet at least 55mm to The maximum support requirement is 271 mm, so this cooling bracket can be used regardless of the fan chassis to the full tower chassis, and the graphics card is normally installed to the vertical graphics card. In addition, this time the RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO also provides an ARGB adapter cable so that players can connect The lighting effects of ARGB devices are controlled by the graphics card software, so this graphics card bracket can also directly synchronize the lighting effects with the graphics card.

ZOTAC GAMING DUO ARGB GPU Support Stand packaging appearance.
Illustration of 3 different usage modes.
When used, the ARGB connector can be directly connected to the RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO through the adapter cable.

In the radiator part, the newly designed IceStrom 3.0 cooling system is used this time. In the design, the RTX 4090 core will be in direct contact with the nickel-plated copper superconducting plate to accelerate waste heat export. In addition, a new composite heat pipe is used in the heat pipe part. , 9 6mm composite heat pipes run through the entire heat dissipation fins, so that the core, memory and power supply can get enough heat dissipation.

A list of the dismantling of the radiator and backplane.
The superconducting plate can be seen in the middle of the radiator.
The metal backplane has thermal conductive patches in the memory and power supply areas.

The RTX 4090 core chip codenamed AD102-300-A1 can be seen in the centre of the PCB, and there are 12 2GB Micron memory chips codenamed D8BZC on the side. The power supply part adopts a 24+4-phase power supply design.

Overview of the front side of the PCB.
Overview of the back of the PCB.
List of AD102 core chip and 24+4 phase power supply.
Micron memory particles.

Firestorm software

The new Firestorm software has a more technological sense in appearance, but in addition to this, the information is divided into 5 pages in the design, including data monitoring, fan settings, performance tuning and lighting effect settings. Players can easily to adjust all settings.

Firestorm software home page, you can perform performance tuning, and there is OC Scanner one-click overclocking in the lower right corner.
Performance tuning page.
Fan setting page.
Light effect setting page.

Basic Performance Test

Test Platform:
Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 16GBx2
Graphics Card: ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO
Operating System: Windows 11 Pro

First, to see GPU-Z, ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO can see AD102 core chip with Ada Lovelace architecture in the core part, the process is 4 nm and has 16384 Cuda cores, and the memory is Micron GDDR6X 384-Bit 24576 MB (24GB), the core clock is 2235 MHz, the boost clock is 2580 MHz, and the memory clock is 1313 MHz (21Gps).


3DMark is a performance test software that simulates 3A-level game graphics operations. The Fire Strike series simulates the running of DX11 games. It scored 52,133 points in the Fire Strike test with FHD resolution; in the Fire Strike Extreme test with 2K resolution, it scored 52,133 points. scored 40,534 points; on the Fire Strike Ultra test at 4K resolution, it scored 25,166 points.

Among them, it can be found that the graphics card score in the Fire Strike test scored 81,556 points, while the RTX 3090 Ti AMP Extreme Holo scored only 53,658 points, and the RTX 3090 Trinity only scored 41,144 points. From the test point of view, the performance improvement of this generation of RTX 4090 can indeed reach About 2 times that of the first-generation RTX 3090.

3DMark Fire Strike.
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme.
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra.

The DX12 API test is also performed using 3DMark, while the Time Spy series mainly tests the game performance under DX12. The default resolution is 2K. The Time Spy test scored 32,520 points, while the 4K image quality Extreme test scored 16,912 points.

3DMark Time Spy.
3DMark Time Spy Extreme.

In the ray tracing part, Port Royal got 26,302 points in the game simulation test with ray tracing technology added in the default 1440p resolution test. In addition, in the NVIDIA DLSS feature test project, this time the beta test version contains the new DLSS 3 test, and this time The new DLSS 3 uses the Optical Multi Frame Generation technology to calculate an additional frame that does not exist based on the DLSS 2 technology. Rendering generates 7 times more content. In the test, it can be found that DLSS 3 can indeed perform better than DLSS 2. In addition, it can be found that the higher the resolution, the more obvious the improvement in the number of frames of DLSS 3.

3DMark Port Royal.
3DMark NVIDIA DLSS feature test.

Game performance test

In the game test section, select “Electric Rider 2077”, “Watch Dogs: Freedom Legion”, “Polar Howl 6”, “Thriller: Exile”, “Assassin’s Creed: Viking Age”, ” Rainbow Six: Escape from the Restricted Area” and “Forza Motorsport: Horizon 5” were tested, and the test resolution used 1440p and 2160p for players’ reference.

First of all, AAA games are basically not a problem for the performance of RTX 4090. Under the test, even the most demanding graphics card performance “Dianyu Renke 2077” and “Thriller: Exile” can be played when the 2160p special effects are fully turned on. The performance of more than 70 frames, while the rest of the games can achieve more than 100 frames of 2160p special effects.

AAA masterpiece game test.

The light chasing test part is tested with 4 games, “Electric Rider 2077”, “Watch Dogs: Freedom Legion”, “Polar Cry 6”, and “Thriller: Exile”.

In the actual test, it can be found that the three games except “Dian Yu Ren Ke 2077” can all have a performance of more than 60 frames at 4K resolution, and the four games can basically run to 100 at 1440p. frame up and down.

In the DLSS part, this time the new DLSS 3 is tested using “Dianyu Renke 2077”. It can be seen that at 1440p, the frame rate can be increased by about 1.5 times compared with DLSS 2, while at 2160p, although compared to DLSS 2 The increase in the number of frames is not large, it has a performance improvement of about 3.5 times compared to not opening DLSS. It can only be said that this time DLSS 3 can indeed allow players to get a huge increase in the number of frames in the game, and this function may be able to There will be a more obvious performance improvement effect on the mid-level or entry-level cards of the RTX 40 series.

Light chase game test.
Open DLSS/FSR test for light chasing game.

Creation software test

Productivity test Select Blender, a cross-platform 3D authoring software for testing. Under Blender Benchmark 3.3, the monster scene results are 6551 samples per minute, junkshop is 2999, the classroom is 3056, and RTX 3090 Ti AMP About 2x the performance improvement compared to Extreme Holo.

Blender Benchmark 3.0 test.

The V-Ray 5 ray tracing rendering software developed by Chaos Group has launched V-Ray 5 Benchmark to allow players to test the performance of their CPU and GPU in ray tracing rendering, and obtain 4324 vpath under the V-Ray GPU CUDA test, V -Get 5993 vrays under the Ray GPU RTX test, which is also about 2 times the performance improvement compared to the RTX 3090 Ti AMP Extreme Holo.

V-Ray 5 Benchmark GPU CUDA test.
V-Ray 5 Benchmark GPU RTX test.

Temperature and power consumption

The temperature and power consumption test is mainly based on the highest value of the entire platform. It is equipped with an i9-12900k processor. Through FurMark, Time Spy Stress Test, and GPU-Z, it simulates high load, DX12 games and standby conditions. temperature and power consumption. The temperature of ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO in standby is 39 degrees, and the power consumption of the whole platform is 117 W; the temperature when Time Spy Stress Test is running is 66 degrees, and the power consumption of the whole platform is 555 W; the temperature when FurMark 4xMSAA is running is 67 The power consumption of the whole platform is 545 W.
Since the RTX 4090 itself needs at least a 450W power supply this time, it is recommended that players choose a power supply of 850W or more according to the matching hardware. If this is a new installation, players can also consider Buying an ATX 3.0-compliant power supply so the power cord doesn’t need an adapter cable to work.

The temperature is measured.
Measured power consumption.

ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO Summarize

NVIDIA’s newly launched RTX 4090 is indeed very good in performance, but in addition to the upgrade in core and architecture, through the new DLSS 3.0 technology, it can also allow players to play games To obtain better performance, of course, this time in the professional direction, a dual-encoding engine is also added and supports AV1 encoding. After all major software support these functions in the future, professional users, creators, and live broadcasters can also use professional software. You can enjoy full graphics performance.

The flagship ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO graphics card launched by Zotac this time has a good performance in terms of performance after testing. The graphics card benefits from the new IceStrom 3.0 heat dissipation design when running, and the temperature can also be controlled at 66°C under burn-in. The overall performance is not bad.

The ZOTAC GAMING RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO is priced at 62,890 TWD. The flagship model will be more expensive than NVIDIA, which is reasonable. Players who are interested in buying this RTX 40 series card king can refer to it.

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Title: Upgrade to a brand-new generation of cooling! GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO Graphics Card from ZOTAC GAMING