Gigabyte Announces Their Full GTX 1050 Range
John Williamson / 5 years ago
In addition to all the other major AIB partners, Gigabyte has revealed their full line-up for the GTX 1050 series. This includes the GTX 1050 and slightly more expensive GTX 1050Ti which has extra CUDA cores and 4GB of memory. As you can see from the box shots, Gigabyte is readying both cards in a number of versions. More specifically, the higher-end G1 Gaming models will feature customisable RGB lighting, a dual-fan arrangement and overclocked specification.
The mid-range offerings revolve around the Windforce OC cooler and have a good factory boost. Saying that, there’s no lighting system which may irritate those who enjoy RGB illumination.
Gigabyte has also created single fan units designed for small-form-factor systems such as a compact HTPC. The single fan design should be ample given the 75W TDP and it will be interesting to compare the performance to Gigabyte’s Windforce and G1 Gaming variants.
Even the GTX 1050Ti will be available in a single fan model and I can see this product being popular amongst streamers and other users with an older power supply or poor cable management.
GTX 1050 Ti / GTX 1050 WINDFORCE OC
Fitted with a solid back plate, the sleek-looking WINDFORCE OC edition runs sufficiently cool in silence with the help of WINDFORCE 2X cooling system, featuring two semi-passive 90mm fans, a pure copper composite heat pipe with direct touch to GPU, and unique blade fan design. Alternate spinning fans optimize airflow, reducing turbulence to a minimum.
The cards are reinforced with ultra-durable components with 4+1 phase design make the MOSFET working at a lower temperature to provide more stable voltage output for remarkable overclocking. Via the intuitive interface of XTREME Engine utility, gamers can enjoy enhanced gaming right away with a simple click of the button to overclock the card without the hassle of any manual adjustment. The 3 HDMI ports make multi-display configurations accessible with more flexibility.
GTX 1050 Ti / GTX 1050 OC
Performance accelerated with minimum power requirement, the OC edition provides an outstanding boost in graphics without any auxiliary power connector. The cards incorporate the WINDFORCE 2X cooling system, featuring dual 80mm fans with the unique blade fan design, to deliver an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures. The semi-passive cooling ensures the fans remain turned off at idle or low load, letting gamers enjoy light gaming in complete silence.
GTX 1050 Ti / GTX 1050 D5
The power-efficient D5 edition does not require external power, while delivering impressive overclocked performance over the reference design. Cooled by a custom-designed 90mm fan, coupled with the optimized air flow cover and aluminum base, the cards can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan operating at a lower speed with less noise. The fan is also regulated as the system is running light or idle.