We have seen all types and formats of graphics cards from within the Nvidia GTX 1050 series come by, 21 models of which we have also gathered into a larger review. The Inno3D GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Single Slot shows that there are formats yet to be explored here – a graphics card that only takes up one expansion slot.
We cannot simply steer this review away from the dimensions of this GTX 1050 Ti now. At 21,3cm it is not very long, but the small thickness is the unique feature. You only need to us one slot to place it as it is only 2cm thick. It looks too thin to be real and is ideal for compact PCs.
The tiny height has an impact on which cooling you can apply to it, however. There is simply no space for a big cooling block with fans on top. Instead there is an aluminium heatsink with cooling fins into which the 90mm fan blows cooler air from the side. Due to it being a single-slot GPU, there is also no space for the holes to lead the hot air out, which have been replaced by holes in the cooler shroud where the hot air is lead away.
At the back of the Inno3D there are three video outputs: HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI. Compared to regular-sized cards, you miss out on one port, but most users will not notice this. It is not an overclocked card, but it is promised to perform at a stable 1291 MHz and with a turbo at 1392 MHz by Nvidia.
At the moment of writing, you can buy the Inno3D GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Single Slot for an average of 169 euro. The drivers are the only accessory this card comes with.