GALAX has joined the listing of producers to supply low-profile video playing cards based mostly on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050-series GPUs. The boards resemble related merchandise from different makers and are designed to improve low z-height PCs or construct reasonably priced small form-factor HTPCs. As with the opposite 1050-series components, these are <75W, that means no PCIe connector is required.
The GALAX GeForce GTX 1050 OC LP and the GALAX GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC LP graphics playing cards are powered by NVIDIA’s GP107 GPU in numerous configurations and are geared up with 2 GB and four GB of 7Gbps GDDR5 reminiscence respectively. Each add-in-boards use the identical PCB design, which the producer is pleased with as a result of it makes use of solid-state coils and has an extra heatsink on the VRM MOSFETs. For the primary GPU cooling, the playing cards additionally use the identical dual-slot dual-fan cooling system that includes an aluminum heatsink with a copper base. As for connectivity, each AIBs have the identical set of outputs: one DL-DVI-D, one HDMI 2.0b and one DisplayPort 1.four with HDCP 2.2 help.
The brand new low-profile graphics playing cards from GALAX run ~12 MHz quicker than reference designs. The 1% frequency improve doesn’t have any impact on the official energy consumption of the playing cards, so their TDP stays at round 75 W stage. They don’t want any further energy connectors and could be put in in any fashionable PC with an open-ended PCIe slot.
|Specs of Low Profile GeForce GTX 1050-Sequence Graphics Playing cards|
|GALAX GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC LP||GIGABYTE|
1050 Ti OC
|GALAX GeForce GTX 1050 OC LP||GIGABYTE|
|Core Clock (MHz)||1303||1303 – 1328||1290||1366||1366 – 1392||1354|
|Enhance Clock (MHz)||1417||1417 – 1442||1392||1468||1468 – 1506||1455|
|Reminiscence||Capability||four GB||2 GB|
|Bus Width||128 bit|
|Outputs||DisplayPort||1 &occasions; DP 1.four|
|DVI||1 &occasions; DVI-D|
GALAX is the third provider after GIGABYTE and MSI to formally launch low-profile GeForce GTX 1050-series video playing cards. Whereas demanding players hardly take note of low-profile playing cards, these come useful when upgrading low-cost PCs or constructing miniature HTPCs. The GP107 chip helps DirectX 12, Vulkan, and has a sophisticated media playback engine that options hardware-accelerated decoding and encoding of H.265 (HEVC) video.
As reported beforehand, contemplating the positioning of the GeForce GTX 1050-series merchandise, it unlikely that the brand new playing cards from GALAX will value considerably greater than NVIDIA’s MSRPs for related video playing cards: $139 for the GTX 1050 Ti and $109 for the GTX 1050. In the meantime, it stays to be seen when are we going to see the low-profile GALAX playing cards within the US. Proper now the corporate’s on-line retailer in addition to Amazon.com don’t have them on the market. For the reason that GALAX model belongs to Palit Microsystems, low-profile GeForce GTX 1050-series graphics playing cards from this producer could emerge underneath completely different emblems in numerous components of the world (e.g., Gainward or KFA2 in Europe).
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