24 Nov, 2016   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .  Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1050Ti Review

We have earlier experienced the NVIDIA’s new Pascal architecture with GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 GPU which are all on the more expensive side for anyone gaming on a budget.
Today we are reviewing a graphics card dedicated for budget gaming with new Nvidia Pascal architecture the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 1050Ti.
With a custom PCB, WINDFORCE 2X cooling system and integrated 4GB GDDR5 with 128 bit bus the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 1050Ti hits a modest 1366MHz Base Clock and 1480MHz at Boost and 1392/1506 MHz in OC Mode.
Now let’s see what this GIGABYTE GTX 1050Ti has for us.

Features

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming Series graphics cards are crafted for perfection in pursuit of the ultimate graphics experience for gaming enthusiasts. Based on the revolutionary NVIDIA® Pascal™ GPU architecture, G1 gaming graphics card brings you incredible gaming experience.
-Pascal-powered graphics card give you superior performance and power efficiency
-Classic and modern games at 1080p @ 60 FPS
-Fast, smooth, power-efficient gaming experiences

GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 2X cooling system.
The WINDFORCE 2X cooling system features two 90mm unique blade fans, 2 pure copper composite heat-pipes, alternate spinning fan design, and heat pipes direct touch technology, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.

Unique Blade Fan Design
The airflow is spilt by the triangle fan edge, and guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the air flow by 23% over traditional fans.

Composite heat-pipes
The composite heat-pipes combines both thermal conductivity and phase transition for efficiently managing the transfer of heat between two solid interfaces which increases 29% of cooling capacity.

Heat Pipe Direct Touch
The pure copper heat pipes are shaped to maximize the direct contact area to the GPU.

16.8M Customizable Color Lighting
With 16.8M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, you could now choose the right scheme for your gaming rig through XTREME Engine utility.

Protection Metal Back Plate
The metal back plate offers rigidity and protection to the structure, while adding a sleek, clean look to the product.

One-click Super overclocking
With a simple click on XTREME engine utility, gamers can easily tune the card to meet their various gaming requirements without any overclocking knowledge, while saving the hassle of manual adjustment.

Ultra Durable Components
Engineered with the highest-grade chokes and capacitors, this graphic card delivers outstanding performance and durable system lifespan.

Intuitive XTREME Engine Utility
Clock speeds, voltage, fan performance, RGB lighting effect, and power target can be monitored and tuned in real-time according to your own preference through this intuitive interface.

Specifications

  • Graphics Processing: GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
  • Core Clock: Boost: 1506 MHz/ Base: 1392 MHz in OC Mode, Boost: 1480 MHz/ Base: 1366 MHz in Gaming
  • Memory Clock: 7008 MHz
  • Memory Size: 4 GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Memory Bus: 128 bit
  • Card Bus: PCI-E 3.0 x 16
  • Output: Dual-link DVI-D *1 , HDMI-2.0b*3 (Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz), Display Port-1.4 *1 (Max Resolution: 7680x4320 @60 Hz)
  • Digital max resolution: 7680x4320
  • Multi-view: 4
  • Card size: H=40 L=219 W=118 mm
  • DirectX: 12
  • OpenGL: 4.5
  • Recommended PSU: 300W
  • Power Connectors: 6 pin*1

Package

The GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 1050Ti comes in a box securely packaged with G1 Gaming graphics and features highlights on front and the back of the box.

Inside the box

Along with the GFX card box also includes Software installation CD and quick start guide.

Looks

GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 1050Ti with predominating black/orange G1 Gaming colour scheme with a nice back-plate.

Inside

Removing the cooler reveals two heatpipes soldered onto a big base plate which makes a direct contact with the GPU core and memory chips. Heatpipes are connected with an array of aluminum fin stack and two 80 mm brushless fans for cooling.

Testing

Test system configuration -

CPUIntel Core i7 6700K
BoardGIGABYTE Z170X Gaming G1 Sponsor : GIGABYTE INDIA
RAM2 X 8GB HyperX Savage DDR4 3000Mhz
SSDKingston 120GB SSD
Cooler / CaseCustom Phase Changer Rig
GFX GIGABYTE GTX 1050Ti
PSUCooler Master V1000
DisplayAcer S220HQL
OS Windows 10

Benchmarks

Overclocking

Temperatures

Room Temperature: 30C

In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Mark Fire Strike temperature was ok and fans were slight loud.

Power Consumption

Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.

Pros

  • Factory Overclocked
  • 4GB of Graphics RAM
  • Fan turns off on idle
  • Excellent temperatures
  • Back Plate on the GPU

Cons

  • No analog VGA output

Conclusion

GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GeForce GTX 1050Ti is a great card for low budget gaming build, mostly giving decent gaming performance at 1080p resolution with moderate details. Gigabyte also gives a rough 5% performance increase with easy overclocking OC Mode alongside a nice cooling solution which pushes the temperature and noise at their lowest level.

Being an entry level product an analog VGA output is missed with this product. New Pascal Cards no longer carry the analog VGA type signal.

At the conclusion GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GeForce GTX 1050Ti video card is a good product for budget gamers with nice factory overclocking and cooling solution, worthy of our PC TeK REVIEWS CHOICE Award.

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