The Zotac AMP edition of Nvidia’s new budget GPU, the GTX 550 Ti, pushes the clock speeds to a full 1GHz—more than 10 percent higher than the default 900MHz. It amounts to a $150 card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory that performs moderately well in modern games, if you’re willing to dial down features like antialiasing. However, Zotac doesn’t seem to be aiming this card at gamers, but rather at digital media junkies and home theater PC enthusiasts.
Nvidia hasn't gone public with a release date for its GeForce GTX 550 Ti videocard, but according to VR-Zone, the upcoming graphics card will ship on March 15, 2011. While making predictions, VR-Zone estimated it will come priced around the $200 mark. It's based on Nvidia's mainstream GF116 architecture, which the company will purportedly tweak at the transistor level for a higher performance/watt ratio.