SFF Lenovo desktop graphics upgrade

What card is better for SFF Desktop

  • GTX 1050TI 4GB

    Votes: 5 50.0%
  • GTX 1060 mini 6GB

    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • Volta GTX XX50/XX60

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Minimal Tinkerer
Original poster
Dec 16, 2017
I've bought Lenovo M73 with an i5-4670 and 8gb RAM (which cost cost me only 140$).
So, now I want to put inside some graphics to able to play games in 1080p.
The PSU is 240W.
Could you guys help me with the choice, the options are:
-to buy GTX 1050ti 4GB Low Profile
-to buy GTX 1060 6GB mini (but then I should buy more powerful PSU and vertical riser to fit a card)
-to wait for Volta cards (maybe even Low Profile type)

The only one concern about GTX1050ti that now it doesn't cost its price when it's getting closer to the Volta generation.
If the option to wait is the best, what card can you recommend around 50$ that is better than integrated intel HD4600?


Customizer of Titles
Editorial Staff
Silver Supporter
Feb 26, 2016
If you wait for Ampere (will be next generation as they're skipping Volta for GTX), you'll probably need to wait until next fall for the next xx50 series card. For the 1060, if you buy a vertical riser wont you need to do quite a bit of modding to get it to fit still? I think the 1050 ti Low Profile is the best solution as it doesn't require much work. Maybe in a year or two you could upgrade to a xx50 series Ampere low profile card.
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Minimal Tinkerer
Original poster
Dec 16, 2017
To fit 1060 is not a big deal (but the cooling wouldn't be great). The problem, that I don't know how to do a custom PSU from DC-In (I've seen some examples here, how somebody doing it in S4 cases). However, ready-to-use SFX PSU costs a lot...
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SFF Lingo Aficionado
Aug 7, 2015
I vote for the 1050ti, although I haven't tested any of the low profile versions.
We don't know how much better Ampere will perform or when it'll be released. (probably after the 1070 1060 replacements so possibly after 2018)
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Cable-Tie Ninja
Jul 5, 2017
i have a similar setup with a SFF HP with an ivy bridge i5 and a 1050ti low profile, I love it and I think you will too. No need to upgrade the psu and some of the lp 1050tis are overclockable. I hit 60fps on high settings in gtav no problem
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