News Low profile MSI GTX 1050 ti

I apologize if this isn't news worthy. There looked to be a lot of interest in a card like this so it seemed relevant.

A low profile GTX 1050 ti has shown up on MSI's website. It's a dual fan cooler that occupies two slots, slot powered, and has dvi/HDMI/DP outputs. I've not seen any announcements about it and couldn't find it for sale anywhere yet.

https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-4GT-LP.html#hero-overview
 
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Phuncz

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Oh no, very relevant ! Some cases will benefit from this one since these cards aren't common. It's good to see the 1050 Ti make it into this form factor. One issue though:
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Yes, thanks a lot Nate. Was indeed looking such a LP GPU yesterday without any luck.

Most powerful low-profile GPU to date is the MSI 750 Ti (or Gigabyte), with the same so-so cooling solution.
Too bad it isn't singe slot though.
Is there any way to get rid of the big DVI output ?
 

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Most powerful low-profile GPU to date is the MSI 750 Ti (or Gigabyte), with the same so-so cooling solution. Too bad it isn't singe slot though.
I can't see the cooling becoming any better than this one, with the size restrictions the dual-slot low profile form factor can allow. Making it a single slot will severely impact noise and thermal performance even more.

Is there any way to get rid of the big DVI output ?
Desoldering seems the only way, as most (all ?) DVI ports on GPUs are soldered on the PCB.
 

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I find myself wondering how the new low profile single slot WX 4100 would do with gaming
 

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Aren't workstation GPUs notorious for not having good gaming performance and vice-versa ? It could very well be a TDP limited card since workstation loads seem to be more about bursts than continuous load.
 

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Oh no, very relevant ! Some cases will benefit from this one since these cards aren't common. It's good to see the 1050 Ti make it into this form factor. One issue though:
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My take on 'optional' is that it's an included accessory, but it's not required (as in, for normal width cases).
 

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My take on 'optional' is that it's an included accessory, but it's not required (as in, for normal width cases).

You're probably right. It would be a bit disappointing if they didn't include it.

I'm personally pretty excited for this. I've got some spare acrylic laying around and I've been thinking using it for a little mini itx, gpu & pico PSU box for fun. This would be the perfect card for that.
 

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I've been waiting for a low profile 1050. What exacly is wrong with this MSI cooler? Is it worse than other low provile coolers?
It's dual slot. A single slot design should be easy enough to do, dual slot limits the case compatibility..
 
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I can't see the cooling becoming any better than this one, with the size restrictions the dual-slot low profile form factor can allow. Making it a single slot will severely impact noise and thermal performance even more.

By single slot, I meant only one row of outputs, such as its big sister, the similar MSI 750 Ti LP.



I have a low profile single slot GT 630 which TDP is rated at 65W.

I wanted to modifiy and test its cooler on this low profile 1050 Ti.

 
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Is there any way to get rid of the big DVI output ?

Apart from desoldering, you can actually just cut it off with a dremel. Sounds crazy, but it won't affect the functionality of the GPU at all (apart from the missing connector of course) and is way easier than desoldering.
 

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Apart from desoldering, you can actually just cut it off with a dremel. Sounds crazy, but it won't affect the functionality of the GPU at all (apart from the missing connector of course) and is way easier than desoldering.
Just to back this up, Linus did it to make a single slot Titan :p