Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX review: fully passive

Gaming and H265-encoding without any fan noise


Test method

We revamped our test method for 3D chips and GPUs in preparation of the new 2016 GPUs from AMD and Nvidia. As always with our reviews of custom cards we'll test a selection of games whenever AMD or Nvidia releases a new GPU. After all we want to find out how the card performs compared to other cards based on the same GPU.

Our test system runs on Windows 10 64 bit and consists of the following components:

We run 3DMark Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme with the graphics cards, as well as the following games:

  • Battlefield 4
  • DiRT Rally
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Metro Last Light
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider 

The aforementioned games are run at two resolutions and two quality pre-sets:

  • 1920x1080 (Full HD) Medium / Normal
  • 1920x1080 (Full HD) Highest / Ultra + 4x MSAA
  • 3840x2160 (Ultra HD) Medium / Normal
  • 3840x2160 (Ultra HD) Highest / Ultra + 4x MSAA

We also measure the power consumption and noise levels of the graphics cards.

Lastly we also look at how the clockspeed changes during a long gaming session, to find out if the cooler on the card is adequate enough to prevent thermal throttling.

We used driver version GeForce 378.72 for this test. On the following pages we'll compare the Palit card with other 1050 Tis we've tested.

Product discussed in this review

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Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX 4GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 1291 MHz, 4096 MB

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Avg. £154.98
4 shops, 4x stock

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