Strong enough sure though how much you degrade strength is dependent on a lot of factors. But amsteel is not made or intended to hold knots which can slip and fail. Amsteel is made specifically to be spliced. Ferarri are not built for the same use as minivans
you can load the minivan up with the whole soccer team but once you get it over 140mph your going to have some freaked out kids. Same problem when that knot slips some night at 3am when your totally comatose, it will probably freak you out a bit.