We've already seen what Nvidia's board partners are doing with the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, and now we have that chip's slightly cut-down sibling in the lab with Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1050 G1 Gaming card. Behold:
This G1 Gaming card is Gigabyte's highest-end take on the most affordable Pascal. It features a full-length metal backplate, RGB LED lighting, a hefty dual-fan cooler with plenty of copper inside, and hopped-up clocks: 1417 MHz base and 1531 MHz boost in "gaming" mode, compared to Nvidia's reference 1354 MHz base and 1455 MHz boost speeds. For overclocking insurance, Gigabyte also outfitted this card with a six-pin external power connector. Keep an eye out for our full review soon.