Unboxing the PNY GTX 1050 Tis

Unboxing the PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB

The PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB comes in a small box.  The front of the box features the GTX 1060’s 4GB GDDR5, and that it uses Game Ready Drivers, features GameWorks and DX12.dscn2024

The sides and back of the box advertise its key features, as well as advise you to “Plug in the Power of PNY”.

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The PNY warranty is 3 years on both of these cards.dscn2025

Here is everything out of the box.The card is packed securely and it comes in an anti-static clamshell.  It comes with a quick start quide and a driver CD.dscn2019

The PNY GTX 1050 is a good looking short single-fan card with a plastic shroud that covers a basic heatsink.   dscn1991

We turn the card on its edge and look at the cooling fins which allow the card to fit into a PC motherboard’s double slot configuration.  The heatsink area is quite large for a very small card.  All of the power is drawn from the PCIe slot, there is no PCIe connector.dscn1996

None of PNY GTX 1050 Ti video cards have a backplate.dscn1998

Here is the connector panel.There are one dual link DVI port, 1 Display Port and a HDMI 2.0 port. dscn2000

The PNY GTX 1050 is a good looking low-power small card and the specifications look very good.  Let’s check out it’s bigger brother, the XLR8 Overclocked Gaming Edition.

Unboxing the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 Overclocked Gaming edition

The PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 Overclocked edition came to us for evaluation in a plain box which does not represent the retail version so we will not show it.dscn2018

Here is everything included in the box.The card is packed securely and it comes in an anti-static clamshell.  It comes with a quick start guide, and a driver installation CD.   Also included is a dual molex to 6-pin PCIe cable.dscn1988

The PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 Overclocked edition is a handsome short dual-fan card that covers a large radiator.  The large fan spins relatively slowly compared with a single fan or a blower.  Two slower-turning fans will remove the GPU’s heat better and more quietly, compared with a double speed single fan used in the reference-clocked version.  Both PNY GTX 1050 Tis are quiet in operation.

dscn2008We turn the card on its edge and look at the slim design cooling fins which allow the card to fit into a PC motherboard’s double slot configuration.  The heatsink area is quite large for a very small card.  Besides drawing the power from the PCIe slot, there is one 6-pin connector.dscn2010

Neither of PNY GTX 1050 Ti edition video cards have a backplate.dscn2016

Here is the connector panel.  As with the other reference clocked PNY GTX 1050 Ti, there are one dual link DVI port, 1 Display Port and a HDMI 2.0 port. dscn2007

The PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 Overclocked edition is a handsome small card and the specifications look very good.

Let’s check out our two PNY GTX 1050 Tis’ performance versus the XFX RX 460 4GB card after we look over our test configuration on the next page.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Well I don’t know I’d recommend a 4Gb card in the low end entry segment, exactly why Nvidia brought no “dog to the hunt” as 1050 4Gb versions to this release. It seems like you had had to go out of your way to pick a fight with a RX 460 4Gb, when it’s the 1050 2Gb that’s where we’d like to see the pairing. Working a still pricey at the time of purchase RX 460 4Gb against a 1050Ti 4Gb was not some surprise! While I think it is worth mentioning that that XFX RX 460 4Gb has fluctuated from a low of $110 to $135-150 over the last couple of weeks.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/BjH48d/xfx-radeon-rx-460-4gb-double-dissipation-video-card-rx-460p4dfg5

    The real story here is the two OC Custom’s go head-to-head! A GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 Overclocked ($170), and the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB that has been as low as $180 (beginning of Oct) and one comes out bloodied. That’s the real battle and the proper “Title” here in how that GP107 get’s it doors blown off!

    Why AMD even thought they needed to lower the 470 for the 1050Ti seems ridiculous now, other than as I believed in the beginning the 470 was priced a little high, only because they had trouble filling the market and folks wanted it and at the time there wasn’t competition until the 1060 3Gb. Now AMD can make the 470 an excellent purchase against the 1050Ti in those over wrought custom trims, all while still keeping strong perf/$ in how it spares with the 1060 3Gb for 1080p.

    • BTR did not get a review sample of the GTX 1050 2GB card.

      At the time of posting the evaluation, the Red Devil RX 470 is $185 and the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card is $199. At $159, the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 is in a lower price range than either card. The GTX 1050 Ti’s competition at the time of posting is the XFX RX 460 at $149.

      The PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB comes without a PCIe connector, and as such makes it a $149 upgrade to the GTX 750 Ti making it ideally suited for HTPC, SFF, and low-power PSUs. This is something that the RX 470 and GTX 1060 3GB are not as well suited for.

      We received a $149 EVGA GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked edition after this evaluation was posted and we will have a standalone review of it tomorrow. Although it is overclocked, tt does not come with a PCIe connector which makes it suitable for low-power PCs where the RX 470/GTX 1060-3GB cannot go.

      We think it is good to have more choices available to PC gamer. There is a rather large performance gap between the RX 460 and the RX 470 where the new GTX 1050 Ti now resides. And the market will determine where the pricing eventually settles.

    • BTR did not get a review sample of the GTX 1050 2GB card.

      At the time of posting the evaluation, the Red Devil RX 470 is $185 and the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card is $199. At $159, the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 is in a lower price range than either card. The GTX 1050 Ti’s competition at the time of posting is the XFX RX 460 at $149.

      The PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB comes without a PCIe connector, and as such makes it a $149 upgrade to the GTX 750 Ti making it ideally suited for HTPC, SFF, and low-power PSUs. This is something that the RX 470 and GTX 1060 3GB are not as well suited for.

      We received a $149 EVGA GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked edition after the evaluation was posted and we will have a standalone evaluation of it tomorrow. It does not come with a PCIe connector which makes it suitable for low-power PCs where the RX 470/GTX 1060-3GB cannot go.

      We think it is good to have more choices available to PC gamer. There is a rather large performance gap between the RX 460 and the RX 470 where the new GTX 1050 Ti now resides. And the market will determine where the pricing eventually settles.

    • BTR did not get a review sample of the GTX 1050 2GB card.

      At the time of posting the evaluation, the Red Devil RX 470 is $185 and the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card is $199. At $159, the PNY GTX 1050 Ti XLR8 is in a lower price range than either card. The GTX 1050 Ti’s competition at the time of posting is the XFX RX 460 at $149.

      The PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB comes without a PCIe connector, and as such makes it a $149 upgrade to the GTX 750 Ti making it ideally suited for HTPC, SFF, and low-power PSUs. This is something that the RX 470 and GTX 1060 3GB are not as well suited for.

      We received a $149 EVGA GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked edition after the evaluation was posted and we will have a standalone evaluation of it tomorrow. It does not come with a PCIe connector which makes it suitable for low-power PCs where the RX 470/GTX 1060-3GB cannot go.

      We think it is good to have more choices available to PC gamer. There is a rather large performance gap between the RX 460 and the RX 470 where the new GTX 1050 Ti now resides. And the market will determine where the pricing eventually settles.

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