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Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card Review

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.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card

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.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card

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.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card

At the rear of the card you’ll find your connections which include HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4, and dual-link DVI.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card

There is no backplate with this card. Actually most GTX 1050 Ti cards do not come with backplates.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card

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.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
  • alex

    Great review for this small card! I’m wondering if the shroud and fans are removed, will this gpu fit single slot pcie? The fans from the case would be approximately 5 cm from the exposed radiator grill, blowing air in, directly to the grill… In need to fit a small pcie x1 in the slot next to this gpu, and a 2 slot gpu would block that pcie slot

  • Owen Walker

    After putting it in a single slot in my 1u chassis the cooler is still larger than a single slot. It’s probably around 1 1/2 slot size.

  • alex

    thanks for sharing Owen… i ended up buying the card and using it in first slot, closest to the cpu, then i used a 1x pcie extension cable to install my usb card…

  • Game craze

    hey i just wanted to know whether it can run GTA V Doom Witcher3 or atleast which year’s games

  • alex

    the card is very capable for medium-highish settings. plenty of youtube videos about this card. worth to check some, to make proper idea

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