GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti low-profile round-up: HTPC cards

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Cooling efficiency

If you want to configure your own fan profile, it is important to know how efficient the cooler is. You obviously want as much cooling as possible with low noise levels. To test this we measure with what fan profile the card is as close to 40 dB(A) as possible. After that we run 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme for 10 minutes and measure the maximum temperature of the card. For this we turn the temperature limit off, because this could affect the test results.

This is only an indication, meant to make it easier to compare the graphics cards. We run the tests on a test bench, meaning that the card could be cooler than when it is in a regular case. Based on this you should not expect to have the same results in terms of noise levels and cooling.

We couldn't perform this test on the KFA2 card, since the fan produced more than 40 dB(A) under any circumstance. Out of the other two cards, the MSI is the most efficient in terms of cooling.


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three products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 OC LP 2GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, 1367 MHz, 2048 MB

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£121.98

Avg. £128.99
6 shops, 5x stock

KFA2 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC LP 4GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 1304 MHz, 4096 MB

Specifications Test results Reviews

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti LP 4GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 1291 MHz, 4096 MB

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£154.94

Avg. £176.00
3 shops, 2x stock

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