Relative unknown Galax last month announced the world’s first single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. As impressive as it is to squeeze that much power into such a small footprint, the reality is that not everyone needs a video card with that level of processing power.
If you fall into the latter category but still require a single-slot discrete graphics card, perhaps Inno3D’s latest offering may be a better fit.
The company’s new GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (1-Slot Edition) offers the performance of a full-size 1050 Ti in a slim package. The card packs 768 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1290MHz and a boost clock of 1,392MHz in addition to 4GB of GDDR5 clocked at 7Gbps using a 128-bit bus (168.2 GB/sec).
One of the few sacrifices you’ll make by going with this card is in the connectivity department. Due to the lack of sheer real estate on the rear of the card, it features just a handful of ports: Dual Link DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4.
The card measures 211mm (8.3 inches) x 99.8mm (3.93 inches) and carries a minimum system power requirement of 400 watts. It draws all the power it needs through the PCIe slot, a bonus for cable management fanatics.
Inno3D hasn’t yet said how much the card will sell for. For reference, an ordinary GTX 1050 Ti goes for around $135 so I wouldn’t expect it to command much more than that.