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The Zotac card is a no-frills design, it only has 3 display outs, using a 2-pin fan, has no auxiliary power option and if I'm really pedantic the fit and finish of the card could be better including the solder joints and too much thermal paste. It performs well and runs cool however and it should be one of the cheapest 1050s on the market.

To be fair, I have also included local prices of some of their competitor base GTX 1050 GeForce cards from other vendors. This is not a price guide so I am not comparing all the cards.

RRP: US $109 = $142 AUD or 98 EUR excluding tax. AUD prices listed include 10% Tax. Low Street prices listed will vary and were correct at time of compilation on 7-NOV-2016. Vendor names are not an endorsement.

GTX 1050AUDUSDEUR
Zotac GTX 1050 2GB Not yet Available $110 (Newegg or BH Photo) € 121 (XITRA.de)
Zotac GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Not yet Available $140 (Newegg) € 154.5 (Mindfactory)
Gigabyte OC 2GB $189 (CPL) $130 (Newegg) € 134 (XITRA.de)
ASUS DUAL-Fan 2GB $219 (Gamedude)   € 160 (Cyberport)
MSI Gaming X $210 (Scorptec) $130 (Newegg or B&H) € 138 (XITRA.de)
EVGA SC GAMING $204 (EYO Tech.) $120 (Newegg or Amazon) € 146 (Amazon UK)

Sources: Staticice.com, staticice.com.au, Amazon, Newegg, PC Part Picker, geizhals.at

During our brief price check, we noticed some AUS resellers not selling 1050 This, and the prices of the higher end model 1050/Tis being swapped. At some resellers, a GTX 1050 Ti is cheaper than GTX 1050.

Shop around, and not that there are multiple versions of both the 1050 and 1050 Ti. Available standard, OC editions and OC editions with Dual Fan heat pipe coolers, plus the 4GB option for 1050. ASUS alone announced to us TEN cards for the 1050/TI :

Strix gaming, Strix, expedition, DUAL-Fan, Phoenix (5). Each available with 1050 or 1050 Ti.. (10)!

For those 'enthusiasts' who felt ripped off during the period of time where various GTX 10 series cards were on sale above and not at recommended retail price, we mentioned this to NVIDIA during our breifing on GTX 1050 and was told that the company would try better to ensure cards would be available at the RRP. With the cheaper cards it seems they have acheived this.

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