Like the GeForce GTX 1050, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is an entry video card with excellent cost/benefit ratio, low consumption, high compatibility, and enough performance to run recent games in Full HD and medium or high quality at a good framerate.
Altough it will not impress enthusiasts or serious gamers, it will fit the needs of most casual gamers, or even devoted gamers with a limited budget.
Compared to its more inexpensive sister, the GTX 1050 Ti is only a little (typically around 5%) faster, but it is really faster than its competitor, the 4 GiB Radeon RX 460.
We can say that the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti can replace both the GeForce GTX 950 (it costs the same and it 1is faster) and the GeForce GTX 960 (it costs less and it is almost as fast) in the market.
About the Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini (ZT-P10510A-10L) card, it is a small card, with simple and robust construction. It worked cold and quiet during all our tests.
Maybe the best highlight of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, compared to the GTX 1050, is the amount of VRAM. The performance difference is small (at least in a budget setup like the one we used) to justify the price difference, but newer games will probably require more video memory and the 1050 Ti, with its 4 GiB, may have a longer longevity.