Gigabyte Shows Off Half Height GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 17, 2017 - 10:31 PM |
Tagged: SFF, pascal, low profile, GTX 1050 Ti, gtx 1050, gigabyte

Without much fanfare Gigabyte recently launched two new low profile half height graphics cards packing factory overclocked GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti GPUs. The new cards measure 6.6” x 2.7” x 1.5” (167mm long) and are cooled by a small shrouded single fan cooler. 
 
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Around back, both the Gigabyte GTX 1050 OC Low Profile 2G and GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4G offer four display outputs in the form of two HDMI 2.0b, one DisplayPort 1.4, and one dual-link DVI-D. It appears that Gigabyte is using the same cooler for both cards. There is not much information on this cooler, but it utilizes an aluminum heatsink and what looks like a ~50mm fan. Note that while the cards are half-height, they use a dual slot design which may limit the cases it can be used in.
 
The GTX 1050 OC Low Profile 2G features 640 Pascal-based CUDA cores clocked at 1366 MHz base and 1468 MHz boost out of the box (1392 MHz base and 1506 MHz boost in OC Mode using Gigabyte’s software) and 2GB of GDDR5 memory at 7008 MHz (7GT/s). For comparison, the GTX 1050 reference clock speeds are 1354 MHz base and 1455 MHz boost.
 
Meanwhile, the GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4G has 768 cores clocked at 1303 MHz base and 1417 MHz boost by default and 1328 MHz base and 1442 MHz boost in OC Mode. The GPU is paired with 4GB of GDDR5 memory at 7GT/s. NVIDIA’s reference GPU clocks are 1290 MHz base and 1392 MHz boost.
 
The pint-sized graphics cards would certainly allow for gaming on your SFF home theater or other desktop PC as well as being an easy upgrade to make a tiny OEM PC gaming capable (think those thin towers HP, Lenovo, and Dell like to use). 
 
Of course, Gigabyte is not yet talking pricing and availability has only been narrowed down to a general Q1 2017 time frame. I would expect the cards to hit retailers within a month or so and be somewhere around $135 for their half height GTX 1050 OC LP 2G and approximately $155 for the faster GTX 1050 Ti variant. That is to say that the low profile cards should be available at a slight premium over the company's larger GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards.
Source: Gigabyte

January 18, 2017 | 06:09 AM - Posted by Mobile_Dom

awww, well thats actually kinda cute and adorable

January 18, 2017 | 07:25 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The only issue for some very small cases is the fact that it is dual slot. What I don't understand is that laptops with this chip are thinner than this AIB. WTF

January 18, 2017 | 09:15 AM - Posted by Canislupus

A RX 460 version would be great.

January 18, 2017 | 11:48 AM - Posted by CNote

Good now I have a reason to buy Lenovo Thinkcentres and flip'em on eBay.

January 18, 2017 | 10:42 PM - Posted by Tanmay (not verified)

one should buy rx470 instead. or 1060 3gb variant by adding just a few bucks more.

January 19, 2017 | 05:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

People will buy these cards because they are low profile and fit into their sff or low height desktop cases. The cards you mentioned are not available as low profile and not a single person will consider buying them as a substitute for the cards that this article is about.

April 19, 2017 | 06:32 PM - Posted by swellhunter

This will lower the value of the GT-710 and GT-730. It will also increase the value of the SFF boxes, some of which are going for $10-$12ea in pallets of 50 in recent times. It will probably keep Q9650's above $70 for a while longer too.

I'm guessing about 70W at full load, but it would be nice to know....

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