Galax has joined the circle of low-profile video card manufacturers as it launched its newest chipset based on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1050-series GPUs. Dubbed as Galax GTX 1050 OC LP and the 1050Ti OC LP, these graphics card also boast competitive spec and features.
According to Digital Trends, the half-height Galax GTX 1050 OC LP and 1050Ti OC LP are somewhat clocked-up varieties of Nvidia's reference options. The length of both these GPUs offerings is a minuscule 68mm which makes these cards perfect for HTPCs that fits flawlessly in a home theater setup.
Also, the GTX 1050 model runs at 1,366MHz and can boost up to 1,468MHz while the GTX 1050Ti model runs at somewhat slower 1,303MHz but can boost up to 1,417MHz. The Galax's 1050 will arrive equipped with 2GBs of RAM while the 1050Ti houses an enormous 4GBs RAM.
When it comes with the display selections, both cards will deliver DisplayPot 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, and dual-link DVI-D. It was also noted that these video cards is only armed with one port for each. Cooling wise, both cards will boast the standard dual-fan coolers, but then buyers will have to keep in mind that their cases should have room for two backplate spaces. Fortunately, both GTX 1050 OC LP and 1050Ti OC LP can be powered through the PCIe slots only, which mean there's no need for power connectors and even lower watt PSUs are capable of handling its 75W load.
Furthermore, AnandTech noted that GALAX is the third merchant after GIGABYTE and MSI to publicly release the low-profile GeForce GTX 1050-series video cards. Although demanding gamers barely pay attention to these cards, it still comes convenient when upgrading low-cost PCs or even constructing miniature HTPCs.
As for the Galax GTX 1050 OC LP and 1050Ti OC LP's price, there is still no available information as well as the release date. But then, cards in this range normally run for $110 for the 1050 and $140 for the 150Ti and it wouldn't be unanticipated if Galax prices its cards competitively.