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Gigabyte Shrinks GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti
Gigabyte just took a shrink ray gun and did some shrinking in size but retaining the power a graphics card needs, Gigabyte shrinks GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti.
Gigabyte just aimed at lowering the size of two power packed graphics cards. The new small sized variant of Gigabyte GTX 1050 is named as GTX 1050 OC Low profile 2G and GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4G for GTX 1050 Ti.
The shrunk cards, regardless of miniature sized than its daddy card still can pack a punch and can transform a pre-built desktop machine into a capable gaming and media playback platform. However, it is interesting to note that, the card is made more consumer friendly. With that, it reduces requirement of additional large size power supply and reduced pin counts. This variant does not need a six-pin PCIe connector. Gigabyte shrinks GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti is a thing many mid-ranged PC users waited since long.
Furthermore, spec wise, the mini version of GeForce GTX 1050 has a base clock of 1366 MHz and a boost clock of 1468 MHz. which is slightly faster in MHz than daddy version of card. Moreover, the Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti has a base clock of 1303 MHz and a boost clock of 1417 MHz. This is also slightly better than base GeForce card. The GTX 1050 card has 2GB base memory while GTX 1050 Ti has 4GB onboard memory. Both cards have GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GT/s.
Regardless of mini size, both cards feature dual-slot coolers. Each card has a pair of HDMI ports, a Display port jack and a DVI-connector. Measurement wise, both cards stand at same length, width and height which are 6.6″ x 2.7″ x 1.5″ (or 16.7 cm x 6.9 cm x 3.7 cm).
Currently,Gigabyte has not announced any price point on either of cards. However, one can assume the cards to come out pricy than base GeForce cards. For reference, MSI sells GTX 1050 Ti for $155 at newegg. However, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti goes for $150.