ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix fan edition DVI-D HDMI DP 1.4 gaming graphics card review

ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix fan edition DVI-D HDMI DP 1.4 gaming graphics card review

Is it good for gaming? Its plug and play design requires no PCIe power connectors for easy graphics upgrade. You can play Classic and modern games at 1080p @ 60 fps. Gpu tweak II makes monitoring performance and streaming easier than ever. Get more in ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix fan edition DVI-D HDMI DP 1.4 gaming graphics card review.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Equipped with backplate support that helps to reinforce the circuit board
  • Features ball-bearing cooling fan that provides superior airflow
  • Built-in GPU tweak II makes monitoring performance and streaming easy

Cons

  • May not be ideal for heavy processing tasks

Specs – ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix fan edition DVI-D HDMI DP 1.4 gaming graphics card

  • DirectX® Version: 12
  • G-Sync/FreeSync: Yes
  • OpenCL: 1.2
  • OpenGL: 4.5
  • Shader Model: 5.0
  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • GPU Architecture: NVIDIA Pascal™ 14nm
  • Cores: 768 CUDA CORES
  • Memory Size: 4GB GDDR5
  • Memory Clock Effective: 7008 MHz
  • Memory Interface Width: 128-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 112 GB/s
  • Base Clock: 1290 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1392 MHz
  • Maximum resolution: 7680×4320 @ 60Hz
  • Display Port: 1.4 x1
  • HDMI: 2.0b x1
  • USB-C: No
  • Dual Link DVI: DVI-D
  • Single Link DVI: No
  • VGA: No
  • Transistor Amount: 3.3 Billion
  • Texture Units: 48
  • ROPs: 32

Price

The NVIDIA GTX 1050 feature 640 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The GTX 1050 Ti will have a larger set of 768 CUDA cores with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. The GTX 1050 price will start at $109 and the GTX 1050 Ti will be priced starting at $139. There will be no Founders Edition for both cards.

ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix fan edition DVI-D HDMI DP 1.4 gaming graphics card review

Design

The ASUS Phoenix GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB has a dual ball bearing fan for maximum life expectancy in addition to smooth, quiet cooling. Fan lasts up to 2x longer than traditional fans.

Ports

Memory is still 4GB with output display options still rocking one of each: DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4. The ASUS PHOENIX GTX 1050 Ti also doesn’t require a PCIe power connector and is completely powered off the PCIe slot.

Frame rates

Frame rates and frame times of a 60-second game play were recorded using FRAPS v3.5.99. The test results are the average of 3 benchmark runs. Since this is a GPU review, we benchmarked the area of the games that put heavy load on the GPU.

Overclocking

The GTX 1050 Ti has a base clock of 1290Mhz and can boost up to 1392Mhz as NVIDIA specs. Memory clock runs at 3504Mhz. The GTX 1050 runs with a base clock of 1354 MHz and has a Boost Clock of 1455 MHz. Memory Clock is also 3504 MHz.

ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix fan edition DVI-D HDMI DP 1.4 gaming graphics card review

Here is to the death of Crypto miners and card man

While this is a good technology solution graphics card manufacturers need to find a solution so they can deliver value. Crypto currencies will be the death of graphics cards. Crypto currencies will soon collapse as a result of Quantum computing but not before killing off graphic card manufacturers along the way. Do these manufacturers not understand that there will be a solution to solve the massive overpricing of graphics cards due to crypto mining? LRH is an attempt to solve the problem but is ineffective. No one is going to mourn the loss of graphicss card companies when they finally die and there are technology solutions to this massive overpricing.

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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT: Performance on a budget

AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT is a price performer with a listing of about $480. It costs more than the RTX 3060 Ti, but it also delivers better raw power. This is especially important for those who want to push QHD frame rates and don’t care as much about ray tracing or image upscaling.

Pros

  • Stellar 1440p (QHD) performance
  • 16GB of VRAM
  • Capable of ray tracing
  • Costs less than other RDNA 2 cards

Cons

  • Costs more than RTX 3060 Ti
  • Ray tracing and FSR support not as good

Memory: 12GB GDDR6 | Memory bandwidth: 384Gbps | Memory bus: 192-bit | Base clock: 2,321MHz | Boost clock: 2,581MHz | Stream processors: 2,560 | Process: 7nm | Power: 230W

If you want to push high frame rates at 1440p and even want to dabble a bit at 4K, the RX 6700 XT will do a great job.

The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT slots in somewhere between the NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti and NVIDIA RTX 3070 in terms of raw performance. It also costs about $80 more than the list price of the 3060 Ti, so you have to be sure you’re looking for better power and not a better feature set.

While the RX 6700 XT offers ray tracing, its support isn’t as good as NVIDIA’s, and you will likely see a harder hit to performance. This is true even though AMD’s cards now have FSR, an alternative to DLSS.

Bottom line? The 12GB of VRAM sets the RX 6700 XT up nicely for the future, and FidelityFX Super Resolution is beginning to cut into NVIDIA’s DLSS technology. If you can find an RX 6700 XT close to retail price, it should make a great card for QHD gaming.

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