Biostar belatedly announces GTX 1060 graphics cards

The vendors often spotted in The Tech Report's system guides are busy announcing GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti cards based on the latest iteration of the Pascal GPU. Biostar may be a little late to that party, since TechPowerUp says the company is only now lifting its curtains on a couple versions of the GTX 1060. The new cards are available as a 6GB variant packing GPUs with the full complement of 1280 stream processors, or as a 3GB version whose GPU offers 1152 SPs.

Maybe Biostar spent the time since the widespread launch of the GTX 1060 in the design room. The new cards sport an aesthetic inspired by the freemium MMO game World of Tanks. The cards have a mostly-black twin-fan cooler with trim suggesting a tank turret. Buyers can connect their monitors to a pair of dual-link DVI-D connectors, a single DisplayPort connector, or a lone HDMI port.

Biostar seems to be pretty proud of these cards. The 3GB model has an suggested price of $239, and the company is asking $280 for the full-fat 6GB version. However, comparable cards from vendors with better market visibility in the US are selling for $200 and $240, respectively. A little birdie says gerbils should keep their eyes peeled for a full review of the GeForce GTX 1060 soon.

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    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    In the news: Biostar to make sound cards soon. To be called Natural Sound card, made from purely biological ingredients.

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    I think Biostar should make biological products like medical equipment and supplies too. Or maybe challenge Monsanto.

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Decorative shrouds start to get mind-numbingly stupid when they hinder the fan intakes.

    I’m not sure what interesting noises you’re going to get from the combination of a hexagonal intake and two semicircular intakes, but it’s definitely going to have some effect on the efficiency of the airflow and thus noise/cooling.

    Maybe I’m just criticising it because it looks utterly ridiculous.

      • ronch
      • 3 years ago

      Marketing getting the upper hand over science??

      You don’t say!!

      /s

    • DoomGuy64
    • 3 years ago

    This weekend the Sapphire Fury was 269 @ newegg. That card completely outclasses everything else in the price category.

    I ended up buying one on an impulse to replace my 390, which I can still sell on ebay for over $200. Needed something a little more powerful for my 1440p MG279, not to say the 390 can’t handle it, but it doesn’t push 144 FPS in newer titles either, unless you’re using dx12/vulkan.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 3 years ago

    EVGA GTX 1070 SC can be had for $389.99 with Gears of War 4. This card is priced a bit too high.

      • Freon
      • 3 years ago

      Same card for $331.12 on Jet.com today…

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 3 years ago

        Which card?

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    Looks more like a parking toll than a tank turret from where I’m sitting.

    • swaaye
    • 3 years ago

    It looks like it has a built-in monopod. Maybe it’s supposed to look like a tank. Yay.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      [quote<]The new cards sport an aesthetic inspired by the freemium MMO game World of Tanks. [/quote<] You'd be surprised.

    • spiritwalker2222
    • 3 years ago

    Thank you birdie for the heads up.

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    Since when does Biostar make GPUs?

      • Concupiscence
      • 3 years ago

      Since their motherboard wing has been suffering, apparently. It’s a sharp-looking card, though I doubt it should command that price premium.

        • DPete27
        • 3 years ago

        Economies of scale most likely.

      • kn00tcn
      • 3 years ago

      it never stopped?

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