MSI GTX 1050Ti Gaming 4G Review
Today we are reviewing a graphics card aimed at the lower end of the market for gamers who are on a budget but looking for the new Nvidia Pascal architecture. The MSI GTX 1050Ti Gaming 4G, a 4GB GDDR5 graphics card from MSI.
The MSI GTX 1050 Ti uses the same Pascal architecture as found on all of Nvidia's 10-series. However, it features only 768 CUDA cores, a 128-bit memory bus, a lower memory speed of 7Gbps with 4GB GDDR5. MSI GTX 1050 Ti comes with three modes for the GPU clock speeds: Silent mode (base: 1290MHz, boost: 1392MHz), Gaming mode (base: 1303MHz, boost: 1417MHz) and OC mode (base: 1316MHz, boost: 1430MHz).
With the MSI TORX 2.0 Fan paired with Twin FROZR VI cooling solution and the 0dB fan technology, the graphics card fans stops automatically if the GPU temperature is lower than 60Â°C giving complete silent experience with general desktop working or running 2D applications.
Now let's see what this MSI GTX 1050Ti has for us.
TORX 2.0 FAN
TEAMWORK FOR GREATER STRENGTH -Just like in games, the exclusive MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology uses the power of teamwork to allow the TWIN FROZR VI to achieve new levels of cool.
TORX 2.0 Fan design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance in the heat of battle.
ZERO FROZR-STAY UNDETECTED
First introduced in 2008 by MSI, ZeroFrozr technology has made its mark and is now the industry standard among graphics cards. It eliminates fan noise by stopping the fans in low-load situations. This means you can focus on gaming without the noise of spinning fans.
Lurking under the cover of the GAMING graphics card is an engineering masterpiece designed to keep the graphics card cool. Every tiny detail of the intricate heatsink plays an essential part in providing a cool & quiet gaming experience.
AIRFLOW CONTROL TECHNOLOGY - Using advanced aerodynamics, Airflow Control Technology directs more air directly onto the TWIN FROZR VI heat pipes. The special deflectors on the heat sink enlarge the surface area, which means lower temperatures and better gaming.
THE FUTURE OF GAMING
The smoothest, fastest and most exciting gaming experience ever by eliminating screen tearing, display shutter and input lag.
The MSI Gaming App allows for one-click performance profiles that unlock extra performance for gaming or keep your card silent during light use. It also features the EyeRest tab, giving you easy access to image quality improving technology. The LED control tab gives you full control over your MSI GAMING LED lights to set the mood.
A DIFFERENT VIEW ON GAMING
MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game simultaneously. Simply add a link or stream to the Dragon Eye application and select the size, position, volume and transparency and start gaming. With a few hotkeys you can start/pause your video or set the volume.
MSI Afterburner is the world's most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking utility which gives you full control of your graphics cards. It also provides an incredibly detailed overview of your hardware and comes with some additional features such as customizing fan profiles, benchmarking and video recording.
The MSI GTX 1050Ti comes in a box securely packaged with actual product picture, Gaming X 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.
MSI GTX 1050Ti is looking great with a black/red colour scheme and having three video output with DisplayPort, HDMI and Dual-link DVI-D ports.
Removing the cooler reveals one big copper pipe fused inside a aluminum base which is finely milled to give the gpu core direct contact with the copper heat pipe. Heatpipes are connected with an array of aluminum fin stack and two 80 mm brushless fans for cooling.
Test system configuration -
|CPU||Intel Core i7 7700K |
|Board||MSI Z270 Gaming PRO Carbon |
|RAM||2 X 8GB Corsair DDR4 3000Mhz|
|SSD||Samsung 240GB SSD|
|Case||Cooler Master MasterCase 5|
|Cooler||Cooler Master Masterliquid Pro 280|
|GFX|| MSI GTX 1050Ti |
|PSU||Cooler Master V1200 |
|Display||Acer S220HQL |
|OS|| Windows 10 |
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.
Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.
- Software Overclock option
- 4GB of Graphics RAM
- Fan turns off on idle
- Low temperatures
- No software memory OC
- No analog VGA output
- Little expensive
MSI GeForce GTX 1050Ti Gaming X 4G is clearly aimed for low budget gaming build, mostly for people to enjoy casual gaming at 1080p resolution. MSI TORX 2.0 Fan paired with Twin FROZR VI cooling solution on this card gives low temperatures and silent operation when idle, also allow a rough 5% performance increase with easy overclocking from MSI Gaming App.
A price tag of approx 15K pushes this card as one of the most expensive GTX 1050Ti 4GB card out in the market. At this price purchasing this card will going to be tough for most of the users, given that with slight increase in budget you can get decent RX 470 4GB and GTX 1060 3GB cards.
Still if you are looking for a good GTX 1050Ti card, than the MSI GeForce GTX 1050Ti Gaming X 4G is the best option for you.