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The most powerful low profile single-slot graphics card

I had a chance to get my hands on the most powerful low profile and single slot graphics card ever released: ASL GTX1050Ti Battle Flag.



First look with the new card



It comes with 1x DVI port and 1x HDMI port



Size comparison with the mighty GTX1080



The width is 19 centimeters, making it slightly longer than typical LP graphics cards



Nonetheless it fits perfectly into the microserver.


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Fire Strike benchmark under virtualized Windows Server 2012 R2. Resulting in graphics score of 7810. Pretty neat for such a compact graphics card.

Geforce vs Intel Graphics SPECviewperf benchmark

SPECviewperf 11

This is a quick benchmark of mobile GPUs that I did recently with my new laptops. CPU performance is matched to i7-4700 and 8GB RAM is given for all tests. Looking at the results, it was quite surprising to find that the Intel HD 4600 performed on par with discrete graphics on many tests, and even superior when it came to SolidWorks and TcVis where it outperformed GTX860M. Especially in TcVis the Intel graphics pulled off more than double FPS compared to nvidia graphics. And it operated much cooler, keeping the fan at medium speed whereas using nvidia graphics caused the fan to roar like an engine. I suppose that the Intel graphics are more capable of handling floating point calculations than Geforce,  similar to how Quadros work. Sadly the Intel graphics threw an error and crashed on Catia tests and showed poor performance on Ensight tests, but speculating about the superior performance it showed on other tests, I think choosing Intel graphics can also be a good choice depending on the type of work you do. In addition, if you are using laptops with switchable graphics you might get rid of a big amount of heat caused by the discrete GPU.

GeForce vs Quadro SPECviewperf 11.0 benchmark

Computer specs

GeForce box:

i7-3970x, Geforce GTX690, 32GB RAM

Quadro laptop:

i7-820QM, Quadro FX880M, 8GB RAM


As can be seen in the graph, even a 3-year old mobile Quadro card can easily beat a high-end desktop Geforce card in pretty much every benchmark, except for CEI Ensight which I believe does not rely heavily on double-precision floating point computations.

It was quite surprising contemplating on the fact that Geforce box had all the superior parts and still couldn’t even compete with old Quadro.