One of the best in the business for gamer out there who have limited budget for the PC building. Not only that, we all know how much we enjoy playing eSports games and eSports player will tell you that high frame rates are far more important than beautifully rendered graphical details – and that’s where the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti shines. It’s a bit pricier than the lower-end Nvidia GTX 1050, but you’ll appreciate the extra power behind this card to play future eSports titles, as well as the odd AAA title. It opens the doors to more affordable mainstream high-resolution gaming.
The GTX 1050 Ti’s GP107 GPU doesn’t use the same 16nm FinFET transistor lithography Nvidia have previously used. Instead of the TSMC manufactured process they have switched over to Samsung’s smaller 14nm node.
There are no real surprises when it comes to the gaming performance of the GTX 1050 Ti. It performs pretty much as you would expect from the price and the specs sheet, slotting neatly in between AMD’s RX 460 and RX 470 cards and well below the GTX 1060.
What is interesting though is the number of games you can run at 1080p which bat around the 60fps mark even at the highest settings. With tougher gaming loads, like Hitman and Rise of the Tomb Raider in DX12, you’re going to have to manage your expectations and knock the settings down a notch to get your 60fps fix, but you’ll still be gaming with relatively high fidelity.
- 768 CUDA cores, 4GB GDDR5, 128-bit Memory Bus.
- 1392 MHz Base, 1506 MHz Boost, 7 GHz Memory Clock.
- Triple Display Capability. Outputs - Display Port 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI.
- Recommended Power Supply - 300W. Power Consumption - 75W.
- DirectX - 12 API feature level 12_1, 4.5 OpenGL, Dual Fan Cooling, Dual Slot.
- Card Length 174mm x 111.15mm, Card Weight 717 g.
- Dual-fan cooler is subtle and quiet.
- Excellent price.
- 4GB of memory.
- Doesn't need extra power connectors, making
it perfect for upgrades.
- There are no low-cost G-Sync monitors available.
- No SLI support.
- Some games need to be dropped to Medium settings.