Can you use GTX 1050 Ti Low profile and OptiPlex 7010 SFF?


gtx 1050 ti low profile placed inside optiplex 7010- ff

Yes, the GTX 1050 Ti low profile graphics card can be slotted and used with and Optiplex 7010 SFF desktop computer.  According to the official OptiPlex 7010 technical guidebook (p.19), the PCIe x16 slot is rated for 50 watts, but many users have reported successfully running 75W cards such as the GTX 1650 low profile. While there may be concerns about the stock 240 PSU not having enough power, it is generally believed that a 75W card should be fine.

OptiPlex 7010 SFF also pairs well with other GPUs models like AMD RX 6400 low profile and RTX A2000 for a great budget OptiPlex GPU upgrade

FPS you can expect with medium quality settings ruining GTX 1050 Ti low profile on OptiPlex 7010 SFF with Core i7-3770 at 3.3 GHz:

Game 1080p FPS 1140p FPS 4K FPS
CS:GO 204 158 115
Fortnite 83 51 36
Overwatch 2 90 71 39
Valorant 152 115 70
League of Legends 326 187 80

Overall, the 1050 Ti will performs adequately in 1080p for less demanding e-sport games, but struggles with more demanding titles. Expect good performance in low to medium settings and more frame drops in more demanding games.

Keep in in mind that blue x16 slot on the OptiPlex 7010 SFF is rated at 50 watts instead of 75 watts. While PCIe 2.0 specifications rate the PCIe connector bus at 75 watts, manufacturers can choose to set lower power limits on their motherboards for various reasons, such as to ensure system stability or compatibility.

It’s important to always check the specifications of the specific motherboard or system to ensure that the graphics card being used is compatible and within the power limits of the PCIe slot.