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ZOTAC ZT-50401-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 192 CUDA Cores
  • 1GB 192-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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Experience breathtaking visual details and clarity with Microsoft DirectX 11 technology and the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card. Packing powerful 192 CUDA cores and abundant 1GB of GDDR5 memory connected via a 192-bit memory interface, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti delivers a performance punch in all the latest 3D games and applications. NVIDIA PhysX technology takes immersion to the next level with intense realism and accurate effects for virtual interaction that mimics reality with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti and PhysX-enabled games. NVIDIA 3D Vision technology takes the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti to the third dimension with stereoscopic 3D gaming capabilities when paired with compatible 3D hardware for an unmatched 3D experience.

  • newegg Microsoft DirectX 11 Support DirectX 11 GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API’s key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation.
  • newegg NVIDIA PhysX Technology Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology enables a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
  • newegg NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready NVIDIA 3D Vision brings a fully immersive stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC. A combination of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software, 3D Vision transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D. In addition, you can watch 3D movies and 3D digital photographs in eye popping, crystal-clear quality.
  • newegg 2-way NVIDIA SLI Technology Industry leading NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling for the world’s premier gaming solution.
  • newegg NVIDIA CUDA Technology CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
  • newegg NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Lauren D.
  • 6/20/2013 5:05:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: Keeps cool, handles my dual monitors well. Haven't overclocked.

Cons: None yet, still works well.

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  • Todd H.
  • 2/21/2013 7:54:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: Bought this card last year with my tax return, Upgraded from a 9800GT. The difference was night and day between the two cards. I love the 550ti still runs everything I play decently well at HD resolution. Id buy this card again.

Cons: Trying to get ahold of a second one for SLI. Not really a con Lol.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/22/2012 4:34:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBad Fan

Pros: FAST GOOD card. Holds temperatures near upper 60's.

Cons: Mine came with a bad fan controller. Had to use MSI afterburner to get it to go upto 70%... Wierd it wont go any higher to 100%.. Or STAY at 100%.

Not worth RMA'ing though... I can live with it and its too late now. Plus I'm a dev, and can't live without a Graphics Card.

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  • Herbert F.
  • 9/13/2012 4:03:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggslast zotac in our builds

Pros: IF IF IF they'd honor the rebate, the price to performance ratio would be decent

Cons: it runs plenty warm considering it's a lower-end gpu - and we have it running in a well-ventilated case

Other Thoughts: no more zotac's here since after cutting up the box and all the other shenanigans, we never received a rebate.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Please email lee@zotacusa.com with your full name, email submitted during the time of the rebate submission, and the serial number of the product you were applying for. I will gladly check up on the status for you.

Thanks.

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  • Steven B.
  • 8/11/2012 10:29:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This thing is great. I don't do a lot of high-level gaming, but this card is more than sufficient for Battlefield 3, Skyrim, and some others with my 19" LED monitor.

Cons: Haven't received my rebate yet. Come on, Zotac, let's go!

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  • Man H.
  • 8/2/2012 11:38:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest for it's class unless you're playing league of legends

Pros: Out the box it performs great install / install firmwire and it's ready to go. performs as you would expect.

It doesn't overheat plays Starcraft on High/ Extreme no problem
diablo 3 just fine (although you can't max out on your settings)

Cons: The only thing I would recommend not to buy this card if you league of legends

There are others in this price that doesn't have this problem. 1/15 games the FPS would just drop to a crawl of 5-10fps only fixable by reboot. Remember this is also a random out of the blue drop so you can't prepare for this. Especially if you're playing a match that counts you really don't want this happening to you.

I already got a new videocard from Zotac and i'm still expecting this problem. It's definitely the video card because when i sent it back I had a back up card which never expected this problem.

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  • Luis M.
  • 7/18/2012 1:22:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsKILLER BUDGET CARD

Pros: -Can be had for about $100 when rebates are available.
-Stable for gaming with good framerates/temps
-New NVIDIA firmware update improved performance
-Easily overclocks to ZOTAC Ti AMP! specs
-Battlefield 3 numbers:1080p, 30FPS avg, 70-72 degrees, Ultra settings without the fan kicking in (lots of case fans :)

Cons: -Needs replacement of thermal paste out of the box.
-Loud cooling fan but hasn't needed it since Nvidia update
-Bumping up voltage isn't worth the amount of extra power consumption.

Other Thoughts: I've been running this card for a few months now and at first I wasn't all that impressed. My PC would crash, show artifacts on the screen or bsod if I pushed the card too much. I noticed that the thermal paste was really dry so I replaced it with Arctic silver. A short while later, I received a notice of an NVIDIA firmware update and since then the performance has improved. The fan hasn't kicked in since the update which is awesome because it's LOUD. I overclocked the card to the ZOTAC GTX550 Ti AMP! specs with ease. I use MSI Afterburner to keep tabs on everything or make adjustments. I run Battlefield 3 1080p w/ Ultra settings at 30FPS without the fan kicking in. Temps stayed at about 70 to 72. I should also mention that my PC is in an NZXT Phantom with 7 fans so that certainly helps stabilize temps. Couldn't be happier for $100.

AMD 1045T OC'd to 3.5ghz Antec(Asetek)water cooled
Gigabyte 990XA-UD3
4 X 2GB RAM
ZOTAC GTX 550 Ti
Sandisk 120GB SSD

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  • Arsen N.
  • 6/30/2012 9:35:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice!!!!

Pros: Best rebate ever, I'm still waiting for mine but once i get it, I'll satisfied.
Good card, runs SC2 on Ultra (it recommend ultra settings :D), runs every game fine unless you max out every setting in BF2.
Unique look (except I find that it's hard to see the GPU through the case window so it doesn't matter what look you have)

Cons: It's not the best card out there I suppose.

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  • costin s.
  • 6/30/2012 12:36:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat graphics card!

Pros: Great product, W7 video exp index 7.3 with no SLI.

Cons: none what so ever

Other Thoughts: This is the second ZOTAC video card that I bought. Each time the install was a breeze and I got my mail-in-rebate back in record time. Other companies should learn from Zotac how to treat their customers.

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  • Scott P.
  • 6/18/2012 10:18:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat graphics cards

Pros: Amazing performance, however I am using two in SLI mode.

Cons: Get kind of hot while running some games in SLI

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