ASUS Strix GTX 1050 Ti review: Pascal for 1080p
The ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1050 Ti up close
As with most cards in ASUS’ Strix lineup, they have included a sturdy backplate to add rigidity to the card and avoid GPU sag.
As mentioned, ASUS includes their AURA RGB LED lighting so enthusiasts and builders out there can deck out their rig with that sweet RGB lighting. You can also see that ASUS has included a four-pin fan connector at the front to directly connect a fan to the card for optimal cooling.
For display connections, you have access to two Dual-Link DVI ports, one DisplayPort 1.4, and one HDMI 2.0b.
Due to the DirectCU II cooler, the GTX 1050 Ti did gain a bit of width. Thus, the card measures at 9.5-inches long, 5.1-inches wide, and 1.5-inches thick. ASUS has also included an extra 6-pin PCIe power connector to the card to maximize power delivery so the card can get a more stable overclock.