ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition

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Introduction



NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 550 Ti sets out to capture the sub-$200 market as the best option available. A huge task, in a market almost saturated with options. The price of a beer could determine what graphics card you end up buying!

NVIDIA's GeForce 550 Ti is technically a successor to the GTS 450. Its purpose is to give gamers a graphics card that lets them game at 1680x1050 and below; sub full HD resolutions.



To accomplish this task, the GTX 550 Ti is based on new 40 nm GF116 silicon, which packs 192 shader cores, and a 192-bit GDDR5 interface. 1 GB is the standard memory capacity, and is adressed on a 192-bit bus using memory chips of variable densities. A smart design change to achieve as much as 70% higher memory bandwidth than GTS 450 with its 128-bit interface.

ZOTAC has a long history of producing factory overclocked cards called "AMP! Edition", so it comes as no surprise that they sent us the GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition for our GTX 550 review. Their card offers a most complete output configuration. You have two DVI ports, HDMI and DisplayPort at your disposal. Clock speeds are a leading 1000 MHz core and 1100 MHz memory - no GTX 550 Ti today is faster!

GeForce
GTS 450
Radeon
HD 5770
GeForce
GTX 550 Ti
ZOTAC GTX
550 Ti AMP!
GeForce
GTX 460
GeForce
GTX 460
Radeon
HD 6850
Radeon
HD 5850
GeForce
GTX 470
Radeon
HD 6870
GeForce
GTX 560 Ti
Shader units 19280019219233633696014404481120384
ROPs1616242424323232403232
GPUGF106JuniperGF116GF116GF104GF104BartsCypressGF100BartsGF114
Transistors1170M1040M1170M1170M1950M1950M1700M2154M3200M1700M1950M
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB 1024 MB1024 MB768 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1280 MB1024 MB1024 MB
Memory Bus Width 128 bit 128 bit 192 bit 192 bit 192 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 320 bit 256 bit 256 bit
Core Clock783 MHz 850 MHz 900 MHz 1000 MHz 675 MHz 675 MHz 775 MHz 725 MHz 607 MHz 900 MHz 823 MHz
Memory Clock900 MHz 1200 MHz 1026 MHz 1100 MHz 900 MHz 900 MHz 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 837 MHz 1050 MHz 1002 MHz
Price$129$140$159$169$150$180$180$200$250$220$250
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