ZOTAC GTX 1050 & 1050 TI : Pascal goes compact

Keeping up with the tradition, Zotac also released their share of GTX 1050 and GTX 1050Ti cards. However, they have decided to go simple and released only three models as of now. Presenting the Zotac GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition, GTX 1050 Ti Mini and GTX 1050 Mini.   ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Mini / 1050 Ti Mini   The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Mini and 1050 Ti Mini are both super compact short cards meant for small builds. With dimensions of 144.78mm x 111.15mm the minis are a perfect fit for any low-end…

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ASUS ROG GR8 Review : A ‘GR8’ Gaming SFF PC?

We have been discussing the recent trend of Small Form Factor (SFF) or Ultra-Compact Form Factor (UCFF) PCs and their subsequent rise in the market during our last couple of system reviews. But when you shrink the size, the first compromise that comes is in terms of hardware. Often, low end parts are just what they are – low end. That means performance leaves much to be desired and expandability is nonexistent. With the progress on lithographic process for processor manufacturing at least, some of those issues are being tackled…

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ECS Liva X Review : X means small

ECS has been instrumental in the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) PC market. Since we have been discussing about PCs and their gradual shrink in size, a manufacturer that spends considerable time and effort (and money) on their SFF lineup needs to be mentioned. ECS’ Liva line of UCFF PCs debuted some time back and met with mixed reviews. While the idea was novel, their design decisions were questioned and as a result they went back to the drawing board. Today’s Liva-X is a result of those design changes that ECS…

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