Palit Announces Passively Cooled KalmX GTX 1050 Ti Card
Palit Microsystems has announced a new passively cooled graphics card, the KalmX GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. The card is equipped with a hefty cooling block that doesn’t feature fans. The aluminum heatsink block uses a copper base and uses two nickeled heat pipes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the Palit KalmX GTX 1050 Ti will fit in smaller enclosures due to the excessive heatsink that significantly extends the total height of the card.
The two heat pipes (one that directs to the lower part of the GPU, and another in the larger upper part) should keep the GTX 1050 Ti graphics chip quite cool, according to Palit. The GPU runs at a clock speed of 1290 MHz along with a boost clock speed of 1392 MHz, which is exactly the same as the reference speeds defined by NVIDIA. In other words, this passively cooled GTX 1050 Ti won’t perform any worse than a GTX 1050 Ti with active cooling.
The card features four gigabytes of GDDR5 memory and a 128 bits memory bus. You’ll need two available PCIe slots in your enclosure to install the Palit KalmX GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and the card measures in at 182 x 142 mm (7.16 x 5.6 inches). Maximum power consumption is rated at 75W and there are ports for dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort at the back.
According to Palit, its newest addition to the graphics card line-up is capable of running today’s most demanding titles in Full HD 1080p and 60 FPS, which is definitely in line with the performance the GTX 1050 Ti is able to provide. The company also mentioned support for its proprietary ThunderMaster monitor and overclock toolset, suggesting that you might be able to ramp up the clock speeds on the KalmX GTX 1050 Ti a little bit higher.