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The GeForce GTX 1050

The Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini is only 5.7 inches (145 mm) long and uses two slots. It has a 90 mm fan.

In Figure 2, you see the video connectors of the GeForce GTX 1050 Mini. It brings an HDMI 2.0b, a DisplayPort 1.4, and a DVI-D connectors.

GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card ReviewFigure 2: video connectors

In Figure 3, you see the top of the card. Notice that there is no auxiliary power connector, but the PCB has the room for this connector, which means can be some other models (provably overclocked ones) with this connector present.

GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card ReviewFigure 3: top view

Figure 4 presents the rear end of the card.

GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card ReviewFigure 4: rear view

Figure 5 shows the solder side of the GeForce GTX 1050 Mini. There are no memory chips at this side.

GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card ReviewFigure 5: solder side of the GTX 1050 Mini

Figure 6 unveils the Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini with the cooler removed. It is a simple aluminum cooler, that keeps contact only with the GPU chip. The card has four memory chips.

GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card ReviewFigure 6: the GeForce GTX 1050 Mini with the cooler removed

In Figure 7 you see the GP107 chip, manufactured under 14 technology.

GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card ReviewFigure 7: the GP107 chip

Figure 8 shows one of the memory chips present on the GeForce GTX 1050. It is a Samsung K4G41325FE-HC28 chip, with 4 Gib (512 MiB) capacity and 3.5 GHz nominal maximum clock.

GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card ReviewFigure 8: memory chip

Figure 10 shows the voltage regulator of the GeForce GTX 1050. It uses three phases for the GPU and one phase for the memory chips.

GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card ReviewFigure 9: voltage regulator

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