Colorful iGame GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
A Closer Look
For a budget or at least an affordable GPU, the iGame looks pretty sharp and stylish. The cooler design is cool, and the matte black and vibrant red pop out. Sure, black and red have been done to death for PC gaming hardware, but it works really well and is easily colour matched with many other brands hardware too.
Aesthetically pleasing as it may be, it’s pretty competent as a cooler design too. Two large fans are going to drive plenty of airflow over the interior heat fin array. Furthermore, the heat fins are finished in black, which looks pretty neat and tidy too. Of course, you can see there’s a dual heat pipe design also, and generally, this looks like significantly more cooling that is even needed by this chipset, so it should run great!
Display outputs are well catered for, with DP, HDMI, and DVI all on offer, giving you great flexibility. There’s loads of ventilation here too, and that can only help boost the cooling performance even further.
One neat little trick is hiding back here, with this lovely mechanical switch. Hit the switch, and you’ll enable the cards boost mode. This is a pre-overclocked profile that can be turned on at any time, giving the cards GPU clock a boost from 1392 MHz up to 1493 MHz, which is pretty cool. If your card is running cool, hit the switch for more performance, although if you’re in a hotter environment, or have limited system airflow, perhaps not.
As if the cooling potential of this little card wasn’t already looking impressive enough, you’ll also find a full-size rear backplate. Finished in the same black and red, it looks stunning. Again, for a cheaper card, the build quality here is properly impressive.
So there you have it, the iGame 1050 Ti from Colorful. Now, let’s get it on our test bench and see what it can do!