Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card Overview
When you first get a look at the Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition you’ll notice it is much smaller than most graphics cards. The reference GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is actually small like this too. The official dimensions are 174mm x 111.15mm, so this could be the perfect card for your small form factor build. To give you an idea of scale here is the card next to a typical 2.5-inch solid state drive.
The card itself is characterized by a dual-fan cooling solution that has a black shroud with silver accents. Unlike many of the newer graphics cards we’ve reviewed the fans on this card will not turn off when it is idle. Under the fans you have a large aluminum heatsink that has two large copper heatpipes.
Taking a look at the card from the side we can see the two copper heatpipes coming out of the heatsink. This is a dual-slot card, but you’ll see there is no PCI-Express power connection or SLI fingers. The card relies 100% on PCI-Express slot power as it has a TDP of only 75W. Just like the GTX 1060 this card does not support SLI. One interesting thing, the Zotac logo on the side of the card seems to be printed the wrong way, so when you install the card it will actually be upside down. We assume this is a single error with our card as we haven’t seen it on other cards that have been reviewed.
At the rear of the card you’ll find your connections which include HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4, and dual-link DVI.
There is no backplate with this card. Actually most GTX 1050 Ti cards do not come with backplates.
We decided to take the card apart to get a better look at things. Oddly enough there were no void warranty stickers on any of the screws. We would recommended that you don’t take this card apart unless you really have to. Taking the card apart we can get a closer look at the cooling system as well as the GP107 silicon. The cooling system has two copper heatpipes that start as the center of the heatsink and extend out in a sort of “U” fashion. The center of the cooling system which makes contact with your GPU is also copper. The card makes use of Samsung GDDR5 memory chips.