Reviews and Problems with Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 [ZT-50402-10L]
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Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition
2 March 2013
Conclusion: Despite a high overclock, the Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition, Zotac's implementation of Nvidia's latest GPU, faces stiff competition from other cards from the current and preceding generations.
Pros: Attractive price. Good overclock. Nicely sized.
Cons: Unexceptional performance. Comparatively high power usage. Blocks adjacent expansion slot.
Summary: If you’re looking for a relatively low- power, compact card for a home theater PC that can still handle games at HD resolution, the Zotac may be just what you want. It’s short, quiet, and has the chops for GPU-accelerated media transcoding. Gamers on a budget might look instead to Sapphire’s HD 6970.
Pros: Compact size; GPU-accelerated media tool offers; low price.
Excerpt: Today we will take a look at Zotac’s newest mainstream graphics card which is based on the GF116 chipset. We will take a close look at the card itself and compare it against Radeon HD 6790 and HD 6850. Read further in this review and see how well it performs against them.
Summary: Zotac has engineer another great product once again and have listed the GeForce GTX 550Ti amp! Edition at a price that should appeal to the masses with positive sales. The Zotac Geforce 550Ti amp! Edition card handled our benchmarks with really good score for a video card that is priced at $150 (at time of review) and can run DirectX11, PhysX (by NVIDIA), 1GB of onboard DDR5 memory and dual HDMI ports. The “amp!
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition and Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti SLI Tandem Performance Review
8 April 2011
Summary: Nvidia, the founder of the multi-card configuration concept, has been standing by the advantages of this approach for many years. In reality, “3dfx’s heritage” is a blessing for some and a curse for others. So, how are things with GeForce GTX 550 Titanium SLI configuration? Let’s find out!
Pros: Significant factory overclocking with warranty;, Best performance in its class;, Wide range of supported FSAA modes;, Highly efficient cooling system;, High performance in applications using tesselation;, Nvidia PhysX support;, Nvidia CUDA support.
Cons: Not very effective cooling system;, Low additional overclocking potential.
Summary: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti adds yet another item to the overcrowded mainstream plate, in the GPU buffet. At the outset, any addition is a good one for the buyer, as it increases consumer choice and tends to affect pricing of other products in the segment, but then it also adds to the confusion.
Pros: Overclocked out of the box, Quiet cooler in idle, Mixed density memory chips help increase performance, Full size HDMI and full size DisplayPort output, Support for DirectX 11, Support for CUDA / PhysX
Cons: High power consumption, Noisy cooler in 3D, Still limited to two active display outputs per card, No triple or quad SLI option, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time
Conclusion: Overall, we’ve had a fairly good time with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition. Obviously, this isn’t a high-end gaming card, but we’ve seen some fairly impressive results for a card that only costs around £100. There were a few aspects, such as the temperature, which have let the card down slightly with it reaching almost 90 degrees (celcius) whilst under load. The 550 Ti AMP!