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Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti, AMP! GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 590 Graphics Cards

A GeForce GTX 590 in SLI and a couple of AMP! solutions.

August 25, 2011



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Although we have already reviewed GeForce GTX 590, we haven't yet had a chance to test it in SLI mode. Well, that's what we'll do today. We shall also take a look at factory overclocked GTX 550 Ti and GTX 560 from the same company.

Specifications

Zotac GeForce GTX 590

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 590 (2 x GF110)
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 607/1214 MHz (standard)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 853 (3414) MHz (standard)
  • Memory bus: 2 x 384-bit
  • Stream processors: 2 x 512
  • Texture units: 2 x 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 2 x 48
  • Dimensions: 279x111x33 mm
  • Board color: black
  • Output connectors: 3 x Dual-Link DVI-I, mini-DisplayPort
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 560

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 (GF114)
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 950/1900 MHz (the standard is 810/1620 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1100 (4400) MHz (the standard is 1000 (4000) MHz)
  • Memory bus: 256-bit
  • Stream processors: 336
  • Texture units: 56 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 32
  • Dimensions: 229x111x35 mm
  • Board color: black
  • Output connectors: 2 x Dual Link DVI-I, mini-HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (GF116)
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 1000/2000 MHz (the standard is 900/1800 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1100 (4400) MHz (the standard is 1025 (4100) MHz)
  • Memory bus: 192-bit
  • Stream processors: 192
  • Texture units: 32 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 24
  • Dimensions: 188x111x33 mm
  • Board color: black
  • Output connectors: 2 x Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Design

Comparison with the reference design, front view

Zotac GeForce GTX 590 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 560 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Comparison with the reference design, rear view

Zotac GeForce GTX 590 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 560 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

While the GTX 590 is a copy of the reference design, the other two, GTX 560 and GTX 550 Ti, are custom products which have shorter PCBs and improved power supply units to support considerable factory overclocking.

Maximum resolutions and frequencies:

  • 240 Hz maximum refresh rate
  • 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz max. digital (DVI) resolution
  • 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz max. analog (VGA) resolution

Speaking of supplementary power connectors, the GTX 560 has two 6-pin, the GTX 590 has two 8-pin, and the GTX 550 Ti has one 6-pin connector.


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