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Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! review

Save your pennies, this isn't the card you're looking for

Zotac geforce gtx 550 ti amp


The faster core clockspeed, wider memory bus and higher ROP count conspire to lift the GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! above its predecessor, the GeForce GTX 450.

You're probably going to be running this card at a limit of 1,680 x 1,050, in which case you will see smooth frame rates at the highest settings in the likes of Far Cry 2, Dirt 2 and Just Cause 2.

More recent DX11 titles will struggle though, and you're going to have dial back the settings to achieve figures over the all-important 30fps threshold. Importantly though, the cheaper Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB produces better performance at this resolution across the board.

DirectX 11 tessellation performance

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DirectX 11 gaming performance (2560x1600)

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DirectX 11 gaming performance (1680x1050)

Zotac geforce gtx 550 ti amp benchmarks

Zotac geforce gtx 550 ti amp benchmarks

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DirectX 10 gaming performance (2560x1600)

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DirectX 10 gaming performance (1680x1050)

Zotac geforce gtx 550 ti amp benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset ModelGTX 550 Ti
HDMIYes
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGTX 500
DisplayPortYes
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameZotac
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width192 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
DVIYes
Number of DisplayPort Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs2
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height111.2 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length188 mm
ManufacturerZOTAC International
Memory Speed4400 MHz
Product ModelZT-50402-10L
Product NameZT-50402-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part NumberZT-50402-10L
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.zotac.com
Marketing Information

Elevate your gaming experience to the next level with the carefully tweaked and tuned ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition graphics card. By supercharging the engine, shader and memory clocks, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition is able to extract every ounce of performance available from the graphics processor to deliver class-dominating performance and clarity.

Package Contents
  • ZT-50402-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition Graphics Card
  • DVI-to-VGA adapter
  • Dual MOLEX to 6-pin PCIe Power Adapter
  • Disc
  • User manual
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.1