We’ve seen several over-the-top video cards in the GeForce GTX 10 series, and now Palit has launched a GTX 1050 Ti that breaks away from the mold. The GTX 1050 Ti KalmX is a low-profile card that has a passive cooling system. What that means is that the card doesn’t have any fans, leading to 0dB operation, the main highlight of the card. Heat dissipation is instead handled through a 182mm by 142mm cooler with nickel-plated fins that connects to the GPU through a copper base.
And as the card is a GTX 1050 Ti, it doesn’t need an additional power connector, with the power from the PCIe slot more than adequate. Palit describes the card thusly:
- The first passive cooler for GTX 1050 Ti in the market
- Two nickel plated heat pipes
- Vast volume of nickel plated fins
- Copper base with heat pipes for best heat dissipation from GPU to fins
- No external power required, good for small case PC
- Affordable GTX series product, great C/P value
- Great Hardware Components
The GTX 1050 Ti KalmX is a dual-width card, so it’ll take up two slots. That’s a major factor to consider if you’re eyeing the card for a SFF build. That said, it runs at a base clock of 1290MHz and boost clock of 1392MHz, and comes with 4GB of video memory clocked at 3500MHz. Connectors include a DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D.
As of now, there’s no information as to how much the Palit GTX 1050 Ti KalmX will retail for, or which markets the card will be available in. We should know more in the coming weeks.