MSI has unveiled its smallest Pascal-based graphics card called the GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP. This graphics card offers something that a handful of gamers would definitely appreciate: a relatively ‘powerful’ graphics card that can fit in a small form factor PC without costing an arm an a leg.
So, what does MSI’s low-profile GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP bring when it comes to performance? Well, for starters, the graphics card features base and boost GPU clock speeds of 1290MHz and 1392MHz respectively. In addition, it also has a CUDA Core count of 768, a memory clock speed of 7008MHz, along with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
Size-wise, the MSI GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP measures in at 182mm x 69mm x 35mm, making it suitable to be placed in almost any type of PC chassis. Besides that, the graphics card is also equipped with one Display Port 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and DVI-D ports each. Power consumption is, of course, channeled only through the PCIe slot – no power connectors needed here.
It has to be said, however, that one shouldn’t expect a low-profile graphics card to be designed ‘flamboyantly’, especially if it has a low price. Thus, this is the case with the MSI GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP; it comes with a bland plastic cooler shroud that features an – equally as dull – all black colour scheme along with two 50mm fans, and that’s about it really. But then again, practicality comes before looks right?
Regardless, expect the GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP to sell like hotcakes upon release, because of its small form factor and low price. Speaking of which, MSI has not revealed the official pricing of this graphics card, but sources expect it to be priced around US$160 (about RM706) or less. More information regarding the graphics card can be found here.