MSI has quietly added a new low-profile graphics card into their lineup. The adapter is based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU featuring the latest Pascal architecture and carries 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. The card will replace those powered by NVIDIA’s first-generation Maxwell graphics processors in MSI's lineup and will be among the most affordable gaming-grade graphics boards on the market. The card does not require auxiliary power and is compatible with a wide range of PCs. The drive is still dual slot width, however.

The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP is based on the GP107 GPU (768 stream processors, 48 texture units, 32 raster operations pipelines, 128-bit memory bus) clocked at 1.29/1.39 GHz (base/boost) and carries 4 GB of GDDR5 memory at 7 Gbps. The board has DL-DVI, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 outputs with HDCP 2.2 support, which is required for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. Tthe card comes with a dual-slot cooling system featuring two fans.

The low-profile GeForce GTX 1050 Ti consumes up to 75 W of power, and as a result it does not require any auxiliary power connectors -  something important when upgrading low-end PCs from large OEM brands that sometimes do not have any spare connectors left. The lack of power connectors will allow the video card to replace the GeForce GTX 750-series and the GeForce GTX 950 75W series adapters with similar power consumption.

Nowadays it is not easy to find a low-profile graphics card with reasonable performance and a good feature-set. NVIDIA’s GP107 GPU is based on the company’s latest Pascal architecture and thus supports DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs as well as has an advanced media playback engine that supports hardware-accelerated decoding and encoding of H.265 (HEVC) video. Therefore, MSI’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP graphics card is an interesting product compatible with slim and outdated desktops and HTPCs. As an added bonus, MSI claims that it uses MIL-STD-810G certified components to ensure a long lifespan for the board.

MSI did not announce the price of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP, but it is unlikely that it is going to cost significantly higher than $139 recommended by NVIDIA.

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Source: MSI

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  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - link

    "Accessories
    Low Profile Bracket (*optional)"
    It does not say "not included" or "sold separately" or something like that. It is mentioned as an accessory that can be used optionally. I see it the same way as edzieba.
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  • Samus - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - link

    LOL that would be totally like MSI to not include the bracket that allows you to take advantage of the KEY FEATURE of this card. Reply
  • thomasrm - Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - link

    Since the article seems to have omitted the product links, the half-height 1050 and 1050 Ti cards from MSI are:
    https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1050...
    https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1050...
    With stunningly similar box art.
    Reply
  • tonyou - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - link

    Finally! We've been waiting for this for a while now. This card is perfect for our dual slot low profile cases:

    ML06-E
    http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=568

    ML09
    http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=653
    Reply
  • Ro_Ja - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - link

    Why are some cards that are supposed to be single-slot are so damn big? Reply
  • nedge2k - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - link

    FINALLY! I built my HTPC into a Marantz CD player so the 750 TI is all I could use. Forza Horizon 3 proved it was getting a little long in the tooth.. thank fuck for MSI! Reply
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - link

    "which is required for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback"

    ... IF there was a way to play back UHD Blu-ray on a PC...
    Reply
  • Shadowmaster625 - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - link

    It really worries me when none of the photos show the board with the proper bracket installed. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - link

    This is the best product announcement I've seen in the new GPU generation! Yes, it's still got some obvious disadvantages being a stupidly dual slot card, but half height is a good start and no external power connector is even better. I'd MUCH prefer a factory underclock to get it down to about 50W, but I'm tired of waiting for the industry to make a single slot, half height replacement for my GT 730 so this is probably the GPU I'll end up grabbing in early spring barring any potential 1040-like release from NV. Reply
  • nissefar - Thursday, November 24, 2016 - link

    You could just mod the heatsink and downclock it? Then you would get what you want. Reply

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