Review: KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB [60NRJ7DSV8OK]

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC video card is equipped with a good cooling system, a well-thought-out design, optimal fan operation, a good implementation of the power subsystem and overclocking “out of the box”.

In idle mode, the video card fans do not turn off and operate at 850 rpm with a very low noise level, making the video card almost silent and, most importantly, very cold.

Although the video card does not have bright and fanciful elements with RGB backlighting, the design is made in white color and the angular shapes of the cooler’s casing give it elegance and uniqueness.

The graphics card is based on the GTX 1070 graphics chip with disabled blocks, which in practice allows you to get the desired performance with excellent overclocking potential. In addition, the developers switched to a reinforced five-phase power subsystem.

Analysis of the test results and customer reviews showed that there are no significant drawbacks to the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC. The video card is modest outside, but interesting inside and can be an excellent choice for gamers.

You can buy KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6.0 GB OC Mid Range graphics card for the price 199,- Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Specifications

  • Manufacturer’s no.: 60NRJ7DSV8OK
  • UPC Code 4895147132532
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics processor (CUDA Cores 1280, Overclocked)
  • Video card type: gaming
  • Type VRAM GDDR5X
  • Video Memory Size 6.0 GB, GDDR5
  • The frequency of the graphics processor: 1518 MHz, in Boost mode – 1733 MHz
  • Memory speed 4004 (8008) Mhz
  • Maximum resolution VGA: 2560 × 1600
  • Maximum digital resolution 7680 × 4320 at 60 Hz RGB 8-bit with two DisplayPort connectors or 7680 × 4320 at 60 Hz YUV420 8-bit with one DisplayPort 1.3 connector
  • Interface: PCI-E 16x 3.0
  • Bus width: 192bit
  • Version: PCIe 3.0
  • Connectors: DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
  • Connect up to three monitors
  • Cooling type: Active cooling (Dual-Slot cooler)
  • DirectX 12.1

Dimensions

  • Dimensions (with bracket) 228 * 131.5 * 41.5 mm
  • Dimensions (without bracket) 214 * 118.65 * 38.6 mm
  • Card length: 228 mm
  • Weight with packaging in the online store computeruniverse: 0,866kg

Power Specifications

  • Maximum power consumption (W) 120W
  • Minimum system requirements (W) 400W
  • Optional power connectors: 6 pin

Contents of delivery

  • User’s manual;
  • Disk with software;
  • Installation Guide;
  • adapter with 2 x Molex -> 6-pin PCI-e.

Review

The design of the video card is made in white color, which is quite rare in other manufacturers, the angular shapes of the cooler casing give it elegance and uniqueness. The box itself is also decorated in a very original way: the mysterious silhouette of the “dark ninja” on a monotonous background catches the eye.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB video card is equipped with a proprietary cooling system with two 80 mm fans and a reprocessed PCB, a massive aluminum radiator made from a single piece of aluminum. Two 6-mm copper heat pipes redistribute heat from the central part, to the side. The option from computeruniverse.net is an overclocked video card that optimized for quiet operation without overheating even under high load.

The video card is based on a cut-down version of the Pascal “GP104” graphics core: half of the 20 streaming multiprocessors were disabled, with the result that the number of CUDA cores is 1280, which does not differ from the original based on “GP106”. The width of the memory bus remained unchanged, at the 192-bit level. Memory chips work with standard memory frequencies up to 8 Gb / s, which is even lower than last year’s model GTX 1060 6 GB with 9 Gb / s.

The video card uses GDDR5X memory, which provides almost a twofold increase in speed of data exchange rate with the graphics processor, compared to GDDR5X.

Microcircuits: each of 1024 Gbps with a total volume of six microcircuits 6144 MB. The operating frequency is set at 8008 MHz.

There are three video outputs DVI-D, HDMI, Display Port on the interface panel of the video card.

Key features

KFA2 GeForce® GTX 1060 OC shines with innovative new gaming technologies, making it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games and is VR Ready. Powered by NVIDIA Pascal™—the most advanced GPU architecture ever created—the KFA2 GeForce® GTX 1060 OC delivers brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond.

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX® VR Ready
  • Simultaneous Multi-Projection
  • NVIDIA® Ansel
  • NVIDIA® G-SYNC™
  • NVIDIA® GameStream™
  • NVIDIA® GPU Boost™ 3.0
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 12 API with feature level 12_1
  • Vulkan API
  • Open GL 4.5 Support
  • PCIe 3.0
  • OS Certification – Windows 7-10, Linux, Free85BSDx86
  • Display Connectors – DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
  • HDCP 2.2
  • Latest Display Interface Support DP 1.4
  • All photos, specifications, contents are used for reference only and are subject to change without notice. Actual products in different countries varies and are best to consult your local distributor / importer for confirmation.

Pascal Architecture

16nm FinFET, experience the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experiences.

Up to 3x faster than previous-generation graphics cards in VR gaming applications.

Get up to 3x the performance and power efficiency of previous-generation GPUs.

Meticulously crafted to offer superior heat dissipation.

Best Cooling Design and Premium Materials

80 mm Dual Fan – Increase stability and cooling performance.

2x 6 mm Copper heatpipes directly Cooling the GPU – Superior Heat Dissipation.

Optimal PCB Layout to improve electrical performance / 3+1 phase digital power supply / All solid capacitors, high quality inductors / Stable gaming environment.

 

All Digital Interface

DP1.4 / HDMI2-0B / DVI-D

Testing

In gaming tests and benchmarks, the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC stably maintains the clock frequency at around 1860 MHz at temperatures of 67 * C graphics processor and 73 * C power subsystem, while the cooling system barely spins up to 1580 rpm, which indicates good cooling efficiency. Additionally, we note the low noise level even at an open stand, which allows you to enjoy computer immersion in games without distracting from the howling from system case.

Graphics card overclocking

Without too much difficulty, the graphics card takes a stable 2 GHz on an ongoing basis with a rare increase to 2050 MHz. The maximum value that the video card was able to reach was 2500 MHz!

Gaming performance

Gaming performance of KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC overclocking and without overclocking. The tests were conducted in games with a resolution of 1920 × 1980 and maximum settings: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, Assasin’s Creed Origins, Battlefield V, GTA V, Far Cry 5, Monster Hunter: World, Shadow of The Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The video card get score 4257 points in the Time Spy test using the Graphics Score parameter and 4748 points after manual overclocking. With overclocking, you can achieve significant performance!

The test results were taken from users of the site club.dns-shop.ru

Heating, noise, power consumption

GeForce GTX 1060, model KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC is equipped with a modest cooling system, but this did not prevent to beat the competition in the test due to the optimized design of the heatsink and fans.

GPU and VRM temperature

Fan speed, RPM

The video card works quietly enough in any mode. The load does not stand out from the work of the other components.

The graphics card consumes only 120-140 watts, which makes it possible to get along with a high-quality power supply with a capacity of 350 watts.

Power usage

Customer reviews

Buyers were fully satisfied with both the cooling and the opportunity for overclocking.

This modification of the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB [60NRJ7DSV8OK] is overclocked by the manufacturer and tested at the factory in the overclocked form, as a result, the temperature even under high load does not exceed 67 degrees. Buyers launched a video card at a chip frequency of 1911 Mhz (this is its limit), the memory capacity reached a maximum of 3.6.

An excellent cooling system is a massive aluminum radiator with two 6mm tubes –  form of “GU”, made from a single piece of aluminum, which ensures the rigidity of the video card and it does not bend under the weight of its own weight. The heatsink touches the chip directly without any thermal pads. Completely performs its task.

In addition to all of the above, users in the reviews noted the noiselessness of the graphics card. According to buyers review, it “does not make noise, does not whistle, the throttle is fine – the screws are turning as it should.”

The graphics card is suitable for performing complex graphic works, as well as for launching the most modern games.

There is no backlight on the graphics card, no extra connectors and ports, thanks to which the manufacturer was able to achieve such a reasonable price for its device. This fact has often been noted in the reviews by customers in the “disadvantages” column. Also, users noted that the video card is missing a backplate (a plate that enhances the reliability of the carcass) and 4 out of 6 memory chips are not cooled.

In general, according to reviews, it can be concluded that this is the cheapest of the 6 gigabyte versions of the GeForce GTX 1060 currently presented at the market and far from the last ten – the video card accelerates perfectly, runs silently and almost does not heat up under load.

 

Unfortunately, I give this card only 0 stars …
Purchase Date: May 11, 2018
At first, the GPU worked very well, but my card stop work in 2 weeks and I don’t know what this is about. I also tried it on other PCs, but unfortunately, it does not work at all. I live in Austria where suddenly KFA2 no longer delivers. Prices are also too high to buy a new one, not only on KFA2. Oh yeah – what about the warranty?

Feedback from the buyer who received the defective card

 

Unobtrusive and quiet
Purchase Date: May 19, 2017 [Confirmed Purchase]
Model: GTX 1060 OC 6 GB
The question always arises, how much money should I spend on a video card and why do I need it.
Random players have a choice between 1050 / ti or 1060 or alternatives to AMD 470/480/570/580.

For me, a quiet system is important, so I choose cards and which do not need to be further cooled. KFA2 is inexpensive and basically has only positive reviews.
Various tests have repeatedly stated that Nvidia cards consume less power. This is not important because of the electricity bill, but important because of fewer rattling fans.
Ghost Recon Wildlands works seamlessly with the highest HD settings, and the graphics card is silent.
I made a quiet PC together and thought I’d try to turn on my old GTX660. CPU I7 7700. Fans with a minimum load immediately turned on and rattled.

Then I installed the KFA2 GTX1060 OC 6GB.
Civilization 5, World of Warships and World of Tanks run smoothly in 4k, and the fans stops. It’s great.
Why 6GB because future games should be run with reasonable detail settings. The benefits of a 6 GB memory size do not currently exist. Even Ghost Recon Wildlands only needs about 3 GB of memory in HD resolution.

As I said, the card works invisible for your ears, and its performance is excellent. I recommend to buy it.

Feedback from a satisfied German buyer from Amazon.de

 

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