Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card Review

Final Thoughts
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti sets out to satisfy 1080p MOBA and MMO gamers and it does a pretty good job at that. Being able to play many of your favorite games at 1080p resolution with moderate to high settings is pretty remarkable, especially considering the price point of the GTX 1050 Ti.

The Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition comes factory overclocked at 1392 MHz core and a GPU boost of 1506 MHz. This is compared to the GTX 1050 Ti’s reference speeds of 1290 MHz core and 1392 MHz GPU boost. So you are getting even more performance than the reference card. Zotac has also outfitted this card with a dual-fan cooling solution that keeps things nice and cool.

While this card scored the lowest out of our test group of graphics cards we really did not have anything similar to compare it to. If we had an RX 460 that would be the best comparison. This card does however show you the large jump in performance compared to the previous generation as well as lowered power consumption.

Right now you can pick up this card at our favorite online retailer for $169. It is pretty incredible that you can get pretty substantial 1080p gaming for that price! Overall ThinkComputers gives the Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card a 9 out of 10 score.

Award 9 out of 10

Pros:
– Great performance given the price
– Small and compact
– Low power consumption
– Requires no extra power

Cons:
– Fans do not turn off during idle operation

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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