GALAX Announces Low-Profile GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti OC LP Video Cards
GALAX has announced two new video card models added to their NVIDIA 10-series lineup that feature a half-height design for low profile systems. The GALAX GTX 1050 OC LP and GTX 1050 Ti LP OC measure a compact 182 x 121 x 39mm with the bracket (swap 121mm for 69mm without), taking advantage of NVIDIA’s efficient new GPUs requiring minimal cooling. Both video cards come factory overclocked with triple display support using a Dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0b and DP 1.4 ports.
The GALAX GTX 1050 OC LP comes with a base clock of 1366MHz and a boost clock of 1468MHz with a standard 2GB memory config on a 128-bit bus. The GALAX GTX 1050 Ti OC LP on the other hand comes with a factory base clock of 1303MHz and a boost clock of 1417MHz with a 4GB memory configuration on a 128-bit bus. Both video cards do not require external power supply connectors and draw power directly from the PCIe slot.
Physically it is a compact card due to the half-height design but it still uses a dual-slot layout with the DVI-D connector on top of the DP and HDMI ports so keep this in mind when trying to see if it is compatible with your case. The cooling system is actually much more substantial than you would expect considering the size, utilizing a copper contact to the GPU and a large aluminum block heatsink. A pair of 50mm fans actively cool over this aluminum heatsink which exits at the front and back of the card. The MOSFETs for the 2+1 phase VRM are also equipped with a heatsink. At least according to the promotional disassembly photo from GALAX.
This should fit nicely on many ITX and SFF setups. There is no word on pricing yet as it is not yet listed on GALAX’ online store galaxstore.net. If other manufacturer prices for low profile video cards are anything to go by, then the GTX 1050Ti version will probably carry a $149 price tag while the GTX 1050 will most likely be $119.