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ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50402-10L 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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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.

NVIDIA SLI technology enables two ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Editions to work together and deliver twice the performance boost to keep up with demanding gamers. NVIDIA 3D Vision technology enables gamers to step into the third dimension with breathtaking stereoscopic 3D effects with hundreds of game titles using the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition and compatible 3D hardware or unprecedented gaming immersion.

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  • newegg 2-way NVIDIA SLI Technology Industry leading NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling for the world’s premier gaming solution.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Joshua T.
  • 11/7/2013 1:46:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied just after 2 years after purchase

Pros: Worked well for two years.

Cons: Coicidentally died mere months after the warranty gave out.

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  • Michael P.
  • 7/19/2013 11:58:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCard was great. Support has been abominable!

Pros: Card ran everything I threw at it. Powerful and reliable for the 1st 18 months.

Cons: Zotac has been highly disappointing when trying to deal with them. I have not been able to correspond with voice and it has been almost 2 months since my RMA has been approved. The last week, I have emailed 3 times and live-chatted to no avail. Absolutely no response on the status of my RMA. At first the process was a run-around. They said there was physical damage so I asked for a pic so that I could submit a claim to UPS on the insurance I purchased when sending it. The pic they took showed no physical damage. I asked for a better pic as the pic they sent 1st was out of focus and showed nothing. They sent the same pic back. I emailed my displeasure and my thoughts that they were giving me the "run-around." they said they would approve and repair/replace the card. Have not heard from them since. It has been at least 10 days. The warranty runs out in early August. I wonder if they are trying to wait until then. They refused RMA at first saying it was out of warranty until I showed that it was a 2 year warranty. Then the "physical damage" excuse was used. Now, nothing! I am heartily disappointed. I have never experienced such problems with any other component companies and I have bought parts since the early 90's. Buyer of Zotac products beware. I will not buy another. Hopefully, they will honor their agreement with this consumer.

Other Thoughts: The 550ti is a good card. I know that currently there are much more powerful cards but on a budget this thing ROCKS! Since they discontinued this card I wonder if this has been a problem all along and I just got lucky. I noticed others with similar problems.

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  • Trevor F.
  • 2/2/2013 6:56:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot the best card for the price

Pros: Small, single 6-pin power, good looking

Cons: This thing runs really hot! I can get this thing into the 70s with the fan maxed out! The fan is also louder than all of the other fans in my case even at idle on 30% fan!

Other Thoughts: I put everything back at the factory defaults (including the core voltage) minus the memory and got much better temps out of it with very little loss in performance. The highest I have seen it get during games is the high 60's with about 50% fan with factory speed. It's not a bad card by any means, but there are much cooler and powerful options out there for not much more than this. I wish I waited a little longer and bought a 560 instead.

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  • Tyler K.
  • 1/26/2013 2:09:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHeat Issues!

Pros: Great price especially for when I bought it.

Cons: I have owned this card for 18 months but suddenly the card started experiencing over heating issues. Initially I thought it was poor airflow in my case, so I blew the dust out of my fans and chassis hoping that it would resolve the relatively high idle temp (50-60 C).

Over the course of the following month, I noticed my temps steadily climbing into the 70s when playing various games (namely Total War Shogun 2).

Then suddenly launching any application that utilizes the GPU shoots the temperature into the 90s. At which point I immediately end the application to save the graphics card.

I suspect the thermal paste between the GPU and heatsink to be bad but instead of reapplying it myself, I decided to contact Zotac about the issue first (so not to void any warranty I might have). The initial ticket was quickly resolved by pointing me to an RMA request (took one business day) however Zotac has not followed up with the RMA in two weeks and it still states "Pending".

18 months is a very short lifespan for a graphics card, I would suspect their products to be better designed (and I see that this is a reoccurring issue with other people on the Zotac forums.)

If Zotac resolves my issue, I will be sure to change my review to reflect that. I understand hardware fails, it's how the company treats their customers in those situations that can save their reputation.

Other Thoughts: Although the price was very affordable, I don't think I would purchase from Zotac again at this point in time.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Please email lee@zotacusa.com with your RMA details and I will gladly look into it for you.

Thanks

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  • Eric D.
  • 8/21/2012 2:01:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverheating problems

Pros: -great price for the performance given
-sturdy card; I wasn't afraid it would break when I plugged it in
-two HDMI ports AND two DVI
-behaves just like it should

Cons: -prone to overheating, low heat ceiling (see "other thoughts")

Other Thoughts: After about a year, the card started to die whenever it broke 70 degrees. This wouldn't be too much of a problem, except that the card was still acting like it could hit higher temps without breaking, and would overwork itself. I sent it in for an RMA, and although it did take nearly a month from when I sent to when I got it back, it was replaced for just the cost of shipping without any real hassle. ZOTAC's got some decent customer support.

As soon as I got the card back, I tested how hot it would go. It still bugged out at around 88 degrees, but it no longer crashes while gaming. Guess the card's designed to limit itself somewhere before 88. 88 is a bit low for a card that's rated to up to 100 degrees, but as long as it always works I don't much care. I turned the default fan speed up to 40% from 30% just to be safe.

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  • Eric D.
  • 6/26/2012 10:01:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: very fast, great clock speed.

Cons: Only 192-bit. Surprisingly poor benchmarked against even the 560.

Other Thoughts: This is a great card, and I got it for a decent price. Not quite as fast as I had hoped, but faster than I had expected. So fast, in fact, I think my processor might be bottlenecking it.

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  • Gunnar F.
  • 6/17/2012 6:13:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: This thing runs amazing for its price, im about to sli it and see how that goes as well. I run BF3 on ultra and Skyrim on high as well.

Cons: Wish it came with a vga to DVI adapter but hey thats okay.

Other Thoughts: its worth getting 2 for the price and going sli

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  • Matthew W.
  • 6/4/2012 5:40:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot the best brand

Pros: not much

Cons: This thing started to give me problems with resetting the computer and lag after 6 months. I took it out 30 minutes ago, and put my 2900 pro back in. WOW... So much better... I wouldn't suggest this card to my worst enemy

Other Thoughts: I am going to stick to better know brands. Zoltac = junk

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  • Wayne D.
  • 6/1/2012 9:11:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Graphics

Pros: Runs any game I can throw at it on Ultra setting, i.e. BF3, WOW, Bioshock 2. I like the choices of DVI or HDMI. Excellent graphics on my system using an HDMI cable.

Cons: Same thing as others, runs hot, cooling is horrible. It idled at 65c with the Firestorm software running on Auto and would get up to 75c under gaming load and the graphics would flicker. If I cranked it to 100%, it would idle at 46c, but the fan was noisy. I removed the fan and heatsink and cleaned all the old thermal paste (gunk), and replaced it with some Arctic Silver 5 and now, on Auto setting, it idles at 32c-35c and runs around 60c-65c under load.

Other Thoughts: This is a good graphics card, but don't rely on the stock cooling. Replace the stock thermal paste and\or replace the stock heatsink\fan with some good paste and you'll be rockin'.

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  • Christopher A.
  • 4/24/2012 6:44:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZOTAC AMP! ZT-50402-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: It could play any game i throw at it even Battle Field 3 I'm kind of surprised that it could play it in Ultra graphics settings

Cons: It gets very hot after game play, the fan is not effective as other video cards.

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