21 GeForce GTX 1050's and GTX 1050 Ti's tested: gaming with little ones

Largest comparison test of smaller cards


MSI Aero ITX OC, Gaming X & OC V2

MSI sent by far the most models, no less than seven of them in fact! They do have quite a large product range in this segment. The two cheapest models costs about 130 pounds, of course we're talking GTX 1050's. The Aero ITX OC is barely 16 centimeters long and therefore shorter than even a Mini-ITX motherboard, which means that it will fit in a bunch of small cases, whereas the OC features a larger dual-fan cooler. Both cards are overclocked to 1404 MHz base and 1518 MHz boost and do not require any extra power connectors.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 V2 OC 2GB MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Aero ITX OC 2GB

The Gaming X is about 15 pounds more expensive and does feature a PEG6 connector. On this model we find the famous red-black cooler with two fans, however it is a version with less heatpipes compared to the more expensive cards. The overclock of this model is also a bit higher, at 1417 and 1531 MHz. The card is 23 centimeters long, which makes it significantly shorter than the Gaming X versions of the higher positioned GPUs. The PCB and the cooler do stick out a bit over the standard height of an expansion slot.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Gaming X 2GB

MSI follows mostly the same recipe for the GTX 1050 Ti. The Aero ITX OC is a bit cheaper than the dual-fan 'normal' OC, however it once again features the same clock speeds. This time we're looking at 1341 MHz with a boost of up to 1455 MHz. The Gaming X variant costs 175 pounds and is once again clocked a bit higher at 1468 MHz.

Lastly we also have a special low-profile edition of the GTX 1050 Ti. This card costs 163 pounds and runs at Nvidia's reference speeds. The idea of the GTX 1050 Ti LP is similar to that of KFA2's card, as it comes with a compact dual-fan cooler. MSI also includes a low-profile bracket.

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti LP 4GB

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