Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! review

The fastest mid-range Fermi around

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The first two benchmarks demonstrate the DirectX 11 weaknesses of the mid-range Fermi GPUs. Despite the 'DX11 done right' moniker it's still lagging behind the twin tessellation engines of the Cayman GPU-powered Radeon cards.

That said, in legacy titles this massively overclocked Zotac GTX 560 Ti AMP! is significantly quicker than its AMD competition.

The benchmarks also show just how far ahead of the stock GTX 560 Ti this factory overclocked card is. That said when we pushed the reference board to its 935MHz limit we were hitting almost the same figures as the AMP!

DirectX 11 tessellation performance

Zotac geforce gtx 560 ti amp benchmarks

DirectX 11 gaming performance

Zotac geforce gtx 560 ti amp benchmarks

Zotac geforce gtx 560 ti amp benchmarks

We've tested at the highest resolution available to stress the cards to their fullest. The test bench is a Core i7 930 @ 2.8GHz, on an Asus P6X58D-E with 6GB 1,333Mhz DDR3.

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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