Biostar GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, see what's inside the package

As a graphics card value oriented that can be bought with affordable price, Biostar GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is not equipped with a backplate. The use of a backplate for a GTX 1060 3GB in general can indeed be said thing that is overkill because graphics card with GPU it mostly only has 120W TDP. So for the Biostar GeForce GTX 1060 3GB present without a backplate is normal. While related issues graphics card structure, with the size of Biostar GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is not too big, we believe that this graphics card is not easy to bend even if not carrying the backplate.

Just like other GeForce GTX 1060, there is no SLI Finger in this graphics card. This is because the GeForce GTX 1060 Series down does not have support for SLI technology. Users can not get extra performance despite pairing two graphics cards to their system, because the SLI technology will not run on this graphics card.

The Biostar GeForce GTX 1060 requires 3GB of extra power from the 6 pin PCIe connector. This configuration is similar to that found in GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Founders Edition. With this configuration, we can still get extra performance from this graphics card by raising the clock speed higher. However, it will not be discussed in this article.

For IO, Biostar has 4 output displays consisting of two DVI-D, one HDMI, and one Display Port. As in other GeForce GTX 1060 Series graphics cards, analog display output is no longer available. All output displays are digital outputs. IO configuration like this is a reasonable configuration for a middle class graphics card in the current era.
Sales Package

The sales package of Biostar graphics card is fairly simple. Biostar only provides Quick Installation Guide and Driver CD. This is not surprising given that the graphics card is intended for anyone who is looking for a qualified graphics card in the middle class with a price that should be affordable.

Biostar GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is supposed to be a graphics card gamer choice with a budget that is not too high who want to play new games though, in the middle to high quality graphics in Full HD resolution. The performance offered by the "lite" version of GeForce GTX 1060, with 3 GB of VRAM will certainly appeal to gamers who want to experience performance over the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, but not yet reach GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, especially for gamers 'value oriented' . Performance gained for some games in Full HD, in graphic quality between "high" and "very high" in the games we tested, can be said to be adequate. You can still get 50-70 fps, still included in the framerate which is convenient for gaming. If you want a higher framerate, you can compromise by lowering some quality settings in the game to get a higher framerate.

The design of the anti-mainstream shroud heatsink on this graphics card may also be an attraction for some people. In addition, the graphics card is classified to operate quietly with a relatively maintained temperature. Unfortunately, the design of the cooling system is still less than optimal. We understand that graphics cards are shown for budget friendly, but we still feel that the cooling system design can be upgraded again by using a faster fan. Given that the design heatsink provided by Biostar is sufficient. One additional note, aesthetic heatsink Biostar GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is very interesting. This aluminum heatsink is black. It is very rare to find for mid-end class graphics cards.

For IOs, the ports provided on the Biostar GeForce GTX 1060 3GB are different from those commonly attached to today's upscale graphics cards. In this graphics card, the Biostar GTX 1060 3GB IO port provides 2 DVI-D, 1 HDMI and 1 Display Port. While the common configuration encountered is 3 Display Port, 1 HDMI, and 1 DVI-D. We ourselves feel that for a graphics card in this day and age, it's better to have a lot of Display Port compared to DVI-D because the Display Port itself can provide more bandwidth than DVI-D. But it is not a negative side either. There are some users who need DVI-D more than the Display Port. Recall that Display Port is usually only present on top-grade monitors.