- Intro, Specs and Closer Look
- Test Bench and Testing Methodology
- Futuremark Benchmark
- OpenGL Benchmarks
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- GPU Computation Benchmark
- Folding at Home and LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark
- GPU Cooling and Manual OC Impressions
- Online Purchase Links
ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti OC Vs. Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1050 Ti
For a smaller graphic card with no additional power requirement, Zotac GTX 1050 Ti looks great. Small form factor with dual fan cooling, all-copper heatpipes and base and aluminum heatsink. Gigabyte G1 Gaming GT 1050 Ti is larger, comes with RGB lighting. G1 Gaming also has fan controls to switch itself off on idle. Yes, G1 has an OC profile but the bump is negligible. But it does have a backplate and additional video outputs.
Both cards offer you something or the other. I would have like to see freeze tech in this card. G1 Gaming GTX 1050 Ti’s offerings make it look like a good end-product, but the ability to provide the same overclock and negligible performance difference even without the PCIe power connectivity is impressive. Those with older and el-cheapo power supplies might be tempted to pick this one over the GTX 1050 just for that reason alone. To add, Zotac provides additional warranty.
- No additional power from PCIe
- Tiny small form factor
- Extended Warranty
- Manual OC Performance
- No Freezetech
- No backplate
- No RGB
- No thermal pad for the VRAMs
The absence of the thermal pads on the VRAMs might not be a big deal for this card. But the ones on the metal plate should have had it. The other two could simply rely on the fans blowing through the passive heatsinks, unlike MSI GTX 1050 OC Edition‘s heatsinks which doesn’t allow airflow to go through it.