Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,296 Reviews & Articles | 53,204 News Posts

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4G Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 25, 2016 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: MSI

Twin Frozr VI Returns

 

MSI has one of the best GPU coolers in the business with its Twin Frozr technology, using the same cooler that the higher-end GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080 graphics cards are cooled with. Since the GTX 1050 Ti is aimed at the mainstream and mid-range markets, silent operation is a nice touch for the price - with the fans not spooling up until the card hits 60C.

 

 

NVIDIA's impressive Pascal architecture has some nice tricks under its 16nm FinFET hood, but the Twin Frozr VI cooler is 40% quieter than its predecessor (the Twin Frozr V), and it also keeps the card 20% cooler. Mix this in with NVIDIA's GPU Boost 3.0 technology, and you have a graphics card that looks after itself on both sides of the GPU coin.

 

 

Slick Looks Also Return

 

MSI has one of the best-looking graphics cards on the market, most of it thanks to the slick style of the Twin Frozr cooler. This is a personal thing, but there are also waves of MSI and general GPU/technology enthusiasts and fans that love the style as well.

 

 

It's not all great if the card looks great and doesn't perform well, but we know that MSI cards aren't just great on the outside, they're also kick ass on the inside.

 

msi-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-4g-review_08

 

The front of the card, featuring the super-awesome looking Twin Frozr VI cooler and its dual fans.

 

msi-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-4g-review_10

 

There's not much going on round back, with the cheaper GTX 1050 Ti not rocking a backplate.

 

msi-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-4g-review_11

 

Gone is the usual 3 x DP connectivity of the higher-end GTX 10 series cards, with 1 x DP, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and 1 x DVI connector.

 

msi-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-4g-review_12

 

The top of the card, with the MSI logo and iconic dragon to the left, and the LEDs to the right - just next to the single 6-pin PCIe power connector.

 

msi-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-4g-review_06

 

Speaking of the 6-pin PCIe power connector, the GTX 1050 Ti has one, but the GTX 1050 does not, it's powered purely from the power supplied by the x16 PCIe port.

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts
View Our Latest Videos

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
loading