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Palit GTX 1050 Ti KalmX 4 GB

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  1. W1zzard

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    Palit's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX is the fastest passively cooled graphics card on the market. It also runs on PCI-Express slot power only; no additional power connector is needed, which makes the card an excellent candidate for a media PC or quiet small-form-factor system.

    To read this review go to: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_1050_Ti_KalmX/
     
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    Nice card. Seems like it would be a pair well with my Lian-Li Q01 as it has a bottom 120/140mm fan mount and seems to have enough room for the oversized heatsink.

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    Hmm so that old gtx1050ti 1911MHz max clocks bug is history?

    Great review of quite interesting card :toast:. Power consumption is very low compared to those 6-pin gtx1050tis.
     
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    @W1zzard: could you please check why the RX 460 is missing from power consumption / perf./watt graphs? Thanks!
     
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    Would be awesome to my HTPC, but too expensive. I'd better just grab an used GTX950/960.
     
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    @W1zzard i would really really like if you could add some words on overclocking in the overclocking page. Anything besides "this card clocks up to 9999 mega hertz".
    Is it any good? what are your impressions of this type of overclocking? etc.
     
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    That is fascinating!

    I wonder why they designed a 3-phase power supply, but ended up stuffing only 2.
     
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    Because I have no reference design and none can be bought
     
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    Might be only routed to missing 6-pin connector. Although there's no card using this pcb with that connector installed from palit, palit duals uses different pcb and StormX does not have 6-pin connector.
     
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    That's one of the reasons why i believe wholeheartedly that TPU should start showing 3rd party cards in global charts. That will serve the other 95% of the market that rely on choosing between different 3rd party cards.
     
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    Is there even reference design for gtx1050ti? I think that nvidia shop card is just a mock up.
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    Looking at these passive cards has me thinking, everything old is new again.
     
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    I don't think that is available for retail, Walmart has it as option for ibuypower PCs:

    http://shop.amd.com/en-us/components/graphic-cards/ecxWalUS54372424

    EDIT: Though I'm not quite sure is really is with that cooler...

    EDIT2: Back to the KalmX: Did you measure the power, while you overclocked the card? What is the maximum tdp setting and the power limit for the card. Just curious because it has to take all it's power from the slot.
     
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    The card I linked to has the same base and boost clockspeeds as the reference card. What else are you looking for?
     
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    Same PCB, same cooler. Otherwise power and noise numbers are meaningless.
     
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    Noise was never mentioned here. Would the power differ that much between different boards even with the same factory clock speeds?
     
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    a few percent, not a ton, i'll think about it
     
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    No, it's ok. I just didn't realize a mere board difference could change the power consumption by a noticeable margin. If so then perhaps it shouldn't be listed. You know best.
     
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    I would love one of these but it would mean spending an extra $40 on eBay to get one. Wish Palit hadn't left the US market a few years ago.
     
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